Grab Rails / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Grabbing onto the bars helps people who have limited mobile abilities maintain their balance. Individuals with disabilities will require grab bars to be installed in their homes especially if they do not have someone to care for them throughout the day. The chances of falling or slipping while in the bathroom are always relatively high even with individuals who do not have limited mobile abilities. In the bathroom there is a lot of water supply. Each time someone washes their hands or takes a shower they might accidentally leave a few small puddles of water on the tile ultimately creating a hazard for anyone who enters.
What can you do to have style function and safety in your bathroom without breaking the bank or a hip? One solution can be choosing decorative grab bars or increased safety bathroom accessories. Heres 5 steps to guide you through this process. Step 1 - Identify the features and benefits you need - Since these bars and accessories come in many sizes shapes and styles youll want to identify what features and benefits are most important to you. Some items to consider are: Choosing an ergonomic universal design- curved and rounded designs are easier to grip than straight designs. Also a research study done by the University of Buffalo determined a wave or curved designed bar was more ergonomic than a straight bar due to the angle of a bar when a person gripped the bar.
Since they are just as sturdy in your home too as they are in a hospital room so dont think that because they are in your home that they are not going to be as good as the grab bars in a clinic or a public restroom. To ensure safety these grab bars are anchored into the wall with screws and even come with drywall anchors and other safety measures to ensure that they dont come out of the wall. With a capacity of two hundred fifty pounds of dead weight pressure this will support just about anyone and of course these grab bars can be amped up to hold more weight than they normally would. It all depends on installation and care.