Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Outside the wet area you may also want more support from a towel bar holder or your toilet roll holder. Step 4 - Determine what plumbing fixture finishes youll be using - Decorative grab bars are available in many different finishes so youll want to match them up with your other fixtures. Finishes you can choose from include powdered coated white polished brass polished chrome polished nickel oil rubbed bronze wrought iron satin nickel to name just a few. Step 5 - Get help with an eye on universal design expertise - Designing a safe and stylish bathroom is no small feat. Dont just look for a handyman with a hammer - find the people with the highest level of design and construction expertise to help you.
If proper steps like those mentioned above are not taken serious injury can occur if the grab bar would pull out f the wall unexpectedly when pressure is applied. Grab Bar Location Another Senior Safety tip for effectively and safely installing grab bars involves the placement of grab bars. Good placement of grab bars and safety handrails is anywhere you need to change your elevation slowly steadily and under control. If the grab bar will be used when seated mount the bar on a slant starting low and close to toilet or other seated location at a maximum of 24" above the finished flooring. The bar should be slanting upward toward the direction of egress. This will ensure that the person using the bar for support can reach it comfortably and get the most help possible from the grab bar.
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.