Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
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.
Using the toilet can be tricky as a person must lower themselves backwards onto a small area. Having a shower may be difficult as it usually requires a person to step into the shower stall over a small lip and to stand on a slippery shower stall floor. Bathrooms can be remodelled to include wide wet room showers lowered bath tubs or tubs with an opening side door raised toilets and non slip flooring. This is an expensive exercise and there are reasonably priced products on the market that can be incorporated into the bathroom to enable mobility impaired users to safely move around. Grab bars are one of these products. Grab bars can be attached to most smooth bathroom surfaces (the wall the bath or the shower) and provide the bathroom user something to steady themselves on when they are getting in and out of the bath tub or shower or lowering themselves onto or standing up from using the toilet.
They can even hold the grab bar firmly to enter the shower area or get in the tub. An ideal solution is to provide a running bathroom grab bars along the bathtub or shower stall to get in easily or get out. Accessories that provide additional safety precautions are also available in case you have elder people residing in your home. You could invest in either a walk in shower or tub so that the rest of the bathroom area is cordoned off to reduce further risks. With the increase in the lifespan of the average American person these functional precautionary steps will help you cater to the needs of your loved ones so that they continue to live safely in the home.