Grab bars are one of the easiest ways you can improve bathroom safety and accessibility. The main use of bathroom grab bars is indeed for safety. Although grab bars are often used as towel racks, towel racks should never be relied on as grab bars. There is a very high risk of falling when maneuvering through slippery or wet surfaced areas like bathrooms.
Reports claim that, annually, over 3 million older adults are treated for fall related injuries. Mobility limitations and prescription medications can make you more prone to losing your balance too. Regardless of physical conditions or age, properly installed grab bars can be life saving for everyone.
Below you will see there are a variety of safety rails available that help reduce risk of falling in your bathroom.
Horizontal Bathroom Grab Bars
Horizontal grab bars provide great support for balance in general. When installed properly, these are very sturdy and assist with balance.
Vertical Bathroom Grab Bars
Vertical grab bars take up less wall space. They most commonly assist with stepping into and out of a bathtub or shower.
Diagonal Bathroom Grab Bars
Diagonal grab bars are help easily transition from a seated to standing or standing to seated position.
2-in-1 Grab Bar Accessories
There are soap dishes, corner shelves and even toilet paper holders specially designed to use as grab bars as well.
It’s unfortunate that many people are hesitant and avoid bathing because they fear falling. We can ease this fear and provide a safer bathing experience. This is achievable through safely and securely installing grab bars during bathroom remodel projects. We also have a nice selection of walk-in bathtubs available too. If you would like to learn more, please call us at (888) 940-9995.
Jace Darling, Owner, American Home Remodeling