Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
This can make it so difficult to get out of a shower. With a grab bar this is made simple once again. Since you can put them anywhere in the shower you can find yourself having something to hang on to at waist height or at standing level you have an aide to step out. If you are a person that bathes in the bathtub versus standing for long periods in the shower having one at the tub level to push or pull yourself up on is ideal - and with the two hundred and fifty pound weight capacity you can pretty much ensure that you can lean as heavily as you like without compromising safety. If getting out of the shower isnt a problem perhaps your body has trouble riding from a sitting position on the toilet.
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.
Bathroom Safety is Crucial for Older Adults Bathrooms are dangerous places-- according to the Home Safety Council over one quarter of all accidents that take place in the home occur in bathrooms. For senior citizens that proportion is even higher- in 2008 more than one third of household accidents requiring emergency room visits for persons 65 or older took place in the bathroom. Even popular television commercials remind us of how dangerous bathrooms can be-- if youre ever watched a game show chances are youve seen Life Alerts commercial featuring an aging woman who has "fallen and cant get up." When aging bodies get injured they may never heal to the same level of fitness and physical ability that they had before the accident-- so preventing an accident in your home is critical if you want to maintain independence for you or your loved ones as they age.