Grab Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Grab Bars Benefit Everyone! Although grab bars still have a long way to go before theyre loved and accepted as decorative accent pieces for your bathroom everyone can enjoy the enhanced safety and convenience that well-installed grab bars afford. There are times when everyone can use a place to grab onto in a bathroom- ceramic and acrylic tub or shower surfaces are hard and become slippery when wet. An accident as trivial as dropping a bar of soap can pave the way for a potentially harmful fall no matter how fit you are. Bath grab bars give you place to reach out and hold your weight when your feet slip out from beneath you.
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.
Nobody wants to be in a position where they need to rely on a safety grab bar but its always better to be prepared and have your bathroom equipped with adequate safety equipment. Use at Least 3 Grab Bars for Maximum Safety and Convenience If you want to make your bathroom the safest it can be you should use a combination of grab bars textured floor surfaces and shower seats/bath lifts to reduce the risk of falling. But there are ways you can maximize the effectiveness of grab bars alone- you just need to position them properly. You should begin by having one grab bar outside the bathtub or shower where you or your loved one undresses before bathing.