Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
There are enough diameters available to keep small or weak hands satisfied too smaller ones for hands that cant grip something so wide. Also available are colored rubber grips that you can attach to the grab bars and make it extra safe to hold on to. Depending on what your bathroom looks like you might think: "I dont want these ugly old grab bars in my bathroom! It will make the place look like a hospital room and I dont want that!" This is a fallacy. The bars come in shining stainless steel and white brushed nickel and old world bronze for that feel of home instead of the cold cruelty of a hospital room. The ends of the bars can be balls or ornate fixtures as well so you dont have to go pick out the standard just because it exists - there are plenty of items to choose from.
An old saying "Better safe than sorry" can be rightfully applied when you do up your bathroom and use equipment that will keep you out of harms way. When you plan the layout of your bathroom try to design a good combination of textured floor tiles grab bars bath lifts and shower seats. You can position the grab bars in such a way that the dangers are eliminated. For instance you can place one grab bar outside the shower area or bathtub to aid your family member to undress before stepping into the tub or shower. This will help if water is retained on the slippery floor or if there is any type of condensation. If you provide bathroom grab bars on either sides of the bathtub or shower at an angle it can help them use the support when removing their clothing so that they do not slip and fall.
With the bars installed in the bathroom they can offer some degree of safety measure for protection against accidents like falls on a wet and slippery floor. The installation of the shower bars needs some consideration as one needs to identify the places where they should be installed. There are two basic types of shower grab bars available in the market. The first is the traditional one whereas the other is the portable one. The traditional grab bars are screwed permanently in one area. They are usually installed in places where the handicapped will most likely to need it most such as the bath tub the shower and toilet areas. The portable style one comes with suction that allows the person using it to take it anywhere for support.