Handicap Bars / August 3, 2018 / Anna Manna.
There is nothing worse than installing a toilet grab bar around your toilets only to find out later that they werent supported properly. If youve ever went to grab onto a safety grab bar around a bathtub or a toilet only to find out that it pulled off the wall it probably wasnt secured properly. This isnt something that happens a lot in commercial properties hotels or new construction but if youre seriously considering installing grab bars around your toilets and bathtubs it wouldnt be a bad idea to make sure that they were installed correctly. I have seen these grab bars attached in so many different ways that create safety hazards for anyone who put enough pressure on them.
This will give him or her a place to steady themselves while taking off clothing in case spilled water or condensation makes your bathroom floor slippery. Second you should place a grab bar on one of the side walls of your bathtub or shower stall; this bar should be placed at an angle and will provide your loved ones with a place to steady themselves as they enter the tub or shower. Finally you should have a grab bar running along the back of your bathtub or shower stall; this bar serves primarily as a place to reach out to in case of an accident. There are additional safety measures you can take to make bathing even safer for elderly members of your household- you can for instance invest in a walk in bathtub or walk in shower which would eliminate the barrier between the tub and the rest of the bathroom and reduce the risk posed by stepping over the tubs or showers edge. With the American population growing older on average every year many businesses have begun to cater to the needs of elderly consumers who want to age gracefully in their own homes.
The most common grab bar that you will find on the market is a standard bar that is made of stainless steel. There are plenty of sizes for you to choose from. Starting out as small as twelve inches these bars are handy additions to any kind of shower. If you need a bigger one you can find them up to six feet depending on your needs. For showers the recommended length is twelve to eighteen inches although larger can be more beneficial. Again it is all in what the user needs. While some attach directly to the wall by their own two ends others come on a single bar that attaches to the shower and a grab handle protrudes from that. There are even grab bars that are designed to wrap around corners and provide complete safety coverage.
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.