Grab Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
It is a fact that older folk take longer to recover from any fall as they are not as physically fit anymore. Since the concept of Grab bars is still fairly new it may take a while for awareness to set in and people incorporate the same in their homes aesthetically. These bars can be used by all in the home as well as those who visit. The floor can become extremely slippery when it gets wet. Since the tubs and bathroom tiles are generally made of acrylic and ceramic it is possible to slip when trying to pick a bar of soap that you drop accidentally. This can make a fatal impact if you or an older person happens to fall on the hard floor. The importance of the bathroom grab bars is that they are available to clutch onto in case you feel you are going to lose your balance.
When it comes to bathroom safety like my grandma used to say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Bathroom safety means having the right home health care products in place to STOP slips and falls before they happen. Grab bars are available for in-home installation and are an easy yet effective way to make sure that safety is the number one priority in preventing bathroom slips and falls. When used they help seniors maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle and reduce the risk of falling or injuries. If you didnt know grab bars arent just for hospitals or public restrooms and having them in your home can thwart unplanned trips to the hospital by helping you lower or lift yourself safely and independently.
Grab Bars are safety devices fixed in bathrooms for patients elderly and physically challenged people. They are supportive bars which are specially designed to be fitted in bathtubs and restrooms. Unlike towel bars and other light bars grab bars are specially manufactured to handle heavy weights. They can bear up to 250 lb. Designed based on the guidelines of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grab bars come in both straight and combo types. Generally there are three types of grab bars available: Wall-mounted Tub-mounted Suction cup grab bars Wall Mounted Grab Bars: Wall mounted grab bars are installed on the walls near bathtubs or toilets.