Handicap Bars / July 22, 2018 / Daria Lori
Another advantage of installing grab bars in bathrooms is that it provides ample support to elderly people. It is also useful to people who tend to fall or slip without balance. Most people experience serious injuries due to accidental falls. This can be considerably avoided with the use of hand rails. The chances of falling are reduced to a large extent with the installation of grab bars. However it is necessary to know that grab bars can seldom be used by people who are totally handicapped. It is designed to provide support to people who can use their limbs partially. These bars are not designed to support the entire weight of the body for a long time.
Grab bars are bars that you install in your shower or bathroom to help you move around. You can find them readily in handicapped bathroom stalls or in clinics and hospitals. There are several advantages of getting a few of these installed in your home. For one it will help you safely move around your bathroom as getting in and out of the shower can sometimes be a hassle. If you have weak knees they will take some of the pressure off of rising from the commode. If you simply need something to lean on these grab bars will provide just that and best of all they can go just about anywhere where there is a wall to hang them on. As a body gets older it starts to slow down and move a little differently.
Its never a good idea to install a grab bar with out having sufficient backing behind the areas that you are planning on attaching them to. In other words if someone is going to install a grab bar theres a good chance that they are going to need to attach something to the exterior of the wall that will support the weight of an individual as they use them or someone will need to remove the drywall or plaster to install the proper wood supports. The main point that Im trying to make here is that most standard sized grab bars will not be able to be installed properly in most homes with out installing the proper packing first. When ever someone installs a grab bar incorrectly its going to create a safety hazard for anyone who uses it and applies enough pressure to it eventually.