Grab Rails / July 24, 2018 / Marianna Bianchi
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.
An old saying "Better safe than sorry" can be rightfully applied when you do up your bathroom and use equipment that will keep you out of harms way. When you plan the layout of your bathroom try to design a good combination of textured floor tiles grab bars bath lifts and shower seats. You can position the grab bars in such a way that the dangers are eliminated. For instance you can place one grab bar outside the shower area or bathtub to aid your family member to undress before stepping into the tub or shower. This will help if water is retained on the slippery floor or if there is any type of condensation. If you provide bathroom grab bars on either sides of the bathtub or shower at an angle it can help them use the support when removing their clothing so that they do not slip and fall.
If the person who enters the restroom is unable to get up they may risk suffering a number of future ailments including severe bruising bleeding busted blood vessels etc. Depending the impact suffered at the fall and the body part injured the severity of the accident may potentially cause the individual to end up in the hospital. Its always beneficial to make sure that grab bars are installed in your bathroom. There is always a chance that you may have to take care of an elderly family member and not be able to accompany them to the restroom. In the case that it is someone who has trouble getting around you can have great confidence that they will have an easier time sitting standing and walking from one end of the bathroom to the other. Grab bars create less anxiety when it comes to leaving loved ones who have problems getting around at home alone.