Grab Rails / July 23, 2018 / Laura Endrizzi
Grabbing on to items that are not meant for providing support will only make using the bathroom a risky experience. This is especially so in cases where the person tries to grab hold of the sink especially if it is a wall mounted one. Attachments not designed to provide support will only let the grabber down and could result in serious accidents and injuries. All bars and poles come in a variety of surface features and safety designs. You must shop around for the one most suitable for use in your bathroom. You must take into consideration the conditions and needs of the user focusing especially on the weight and also on what the user will need to use the safety feature for. Now more than ever the concept of remaining in our homes well into our senior years is becoming increasingly attractive. But before we make that decision there are some serious issues that need to be considered. First and foremost is our health for no matter how safe we make our home we need to be healthy enough to live on our own or at least with a minimum amount of assistance.
However if your financial capability really limits your option consider the following tips to increase the suction power of your temporary bars: • To have the best result consider the How to Install guide provided with the whole package. Before installing it clean first the wall surface. This would essentially decrease other foreign materials from interfering with the suction process. Also this would lengthen the ability of your bars to retain its support. Do not mount the bars within areas of blockage in the bathroom like your bathtub. Walking in those problem areas could trip a person even if he is gripping the bar. On the other hand clear the access area below the bar to prevent slips.
Who really wants their shower or bathroom to look like a hospital room or somebodys grandmother lives there? There in lies the challenge with choosing a grab bar for a shower or bathroom project in a residential home. The first places these types of safety handrails were used were in institutional settings (hospitals schools etc.) where function and security were all that mattered. These original bars did not need to win any style points. This situation no longer exists. Fortunately people are living longer and they want to stay and enjoy their homes - but unfortunately most existing shower and bath spaces dont function well if a persons mobility is not what it used to be.