Grab Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Anyone who must rely on a grab bar to get in and out of the bathtub or shower no longer has to have a bathroom with a hospital look. Grab Bars have never been so stylish and can be hidden in plain sight disguised as a towel rack toilet paper holder or soap dish. Integrated Support rails can blend right in with functional and practical bathroom accessories like a circular accent ring around a shower fixture or beside a toilet a discrete hand rail that also doubles as a paper roll holder with room for extra rolls. Luxurious Shower Seats that thinly fold against a shower wall are also more readily available for stylish safety. Other designs that integrate style with safety are also available to an aging population who prefers to age in place and stay in their own homes in their twilight years.
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.
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.