Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Most grab bars are not designed to take a persons full body weight. Installation of grab bars is easy if they have the suction cup base you just stick the suckers on. This type of grab bar is easy to remove and re-install in another area. Most grab bars are however made for screw fixing which makes them a more permanent fixture. Grab bars can be made of plastic or chrome and can fit with most bathroom colour schemes. More expensive grab bars that have the suction cup type base include a suction indicator to show if the product is attached correctly and a soft grip finish making them more comfortable to use. The price of grab bars ranges from a couple of dollars to upwards of $40 depending on the material it is made of and the added features that it includes. This estimate of cost does not include installation.
The most common grab bar that you will find on the market is a standard bar that is made of stainless steel. There are plenty of sizes for you to choose from. Starting out as small as twelve inches these bars are handy additions to any kind of shower. If you need a bigger one you can find them up to six feet depending on your needs. For showers the recommended length is twelve to eighteen inches although larger can be more beneficial. Again it is all in what the user needs. While some attach directly to the wall by their own two ends others come on a single bar that attaches to the shower and a grab handle protrudes from that. There are even grab bars that are designed to wrap around corners and provide complete safety coverage.
This will give him or her a place to steady themselves while taking off clothing in case spilled water or condensation makes your bathroom floor slippery. Second you should place a grab bar on one of the side walls of your bathtub or shower stall; this bar should be placed at an angle and will provide your loved ones with a place to steady themselves as they enter the tub or shower. Finally you should have a grab bar running along the back of your bathtub or shower stall; this bar serves primarily as a place to reach out to in case of an accident. There are additional safety measures you can take to make bathing even safer for elderly members of your household- you can for instance invest in a walk in bathtub or walk in shower which would eliminate the barrier between the tub and the rest of the bathroom and reduce the risk posed by stepping over the tubs or showers edge. With the American population growing older on average every year many businesses have begun to cater to the needs of elderly consumers who want to age gracefully in their own homes.