Handicap Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
What can you do to have style function and safety in your bathroom without breaking the bank or a hip? One solution can be choosing decorative grab bars or increased safety bathroom accessories. Heres 5 steps to guide you through this process. Step 1 - Identify the features and benefits you need - Since these bars and accessories come in many sizes shapes and styles youll want to identify what features and benefits are most important to you. Some items to consider are: Choosing an ergonomic universal design- curved and rounded designs are easier to grip than straight designs. Also a research study done by the University of Buffalo determined a wave or curved designed bar was more ergonomic than a straight bar due to the angle of a bar when a person gripped the bar.
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.
Determining if you need a smooth or textured grip Identifying the length of the bar - these units can vary in length from 24" to up to 54" long. Consider looks and style -function is important - a stylish design combined with function is even better. Determine if you would prefer a healthier product- Some bars are made with Saniguard to reduce the risk of bacteria mold and mildew. Step 2 - Design in safety for new home or remodeling project - If youre building new or remodeling now is a fantastic time to plan for your future needs. When the project is in the rough framing stage add wood backing in places where you think you might need some type of support in the future.