Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Using the toilet can be tricky as a person must lower themselves backwards onto a small area. Having a shower may be difficult as it usually requires a person to step into the shower stall over a small lip and to stand on a slippery shower stall floor. Bathrooms can be remodelled to include wide wet room showers lowered bath tubs or tubs with an opening side door raised toilets and non slip flooring. This is an expensive exercise and there are reasonably priced products on the market that can be incorporated into the bathroom to enable mobility impaired users to safely move around. Grab bars are one of these products. Grab bars can be attached to most smooth bathroom surfaces (the wall the bath or the shower) and provide the bathroom user something to steady themselves on when they are getting in and out of the bath tub or shower or lowering themselves onto or standing up from using the toilet.
These are designed to hold a considerable amount of weight. It is usually installed on the walls of the restroom or other places around the house according to individual comforts. But it is important to fix it in such a way that it seldom rotates in its fittings. It is round and wide and can be gripped easily. Grab bars are made of different types of materials and it often includes a brushed surface so that it is easy to grip. It is generally installed at a comfortable height so that it can be used by people on wheelchairs and walkers. It proves to be greatly useful for people using wheelchairs as they can use the restroom facilities independently.
This planning will allow you to add decorative safety rails down the road and will maximize the amount of support this bar will provide. Step 3 - Consider the weight capacity required and where youll want additional support- How much do the people weigh who will be using the bathroom/shower space? The weight capacities of these decorative units can range between 250 and 350 pounds. In addition youll want to consider where youll want (either now or in the future) this additional support. If youre looking inside a tub/shower area you can use bath accessories like soap dishes corner shelves around the bath/shower valves and grab bars to add more support.