A safe environment should start at home. Preventive measures are important to make all rooms and every area in your home safe and free from accident. Accidents are some of the inevitable occurrences in life. To make our home a safe place to live, planning and implementing preventive measures will keep us unharmed. If we have an elderly at home or any family member with balance problems and disability issues, we have more reasons to install our bathroom with safety tools to prevent them from encountering uncalled for events. Especially if we have kids who love to roam and run around the house and play while taking a shower should we be more careful in providing them safety and protection at all times.
Make the bathroom a safe place
The bathroom, especially, is the more accident-prone area in the house. Installing grab bars to any strategic spot in the bathroom is a safety measure for all people in the house. Bathroom grab bars are devices that are attached to the wall or any spot, near the toilet, bathtub, shower, near the sink, or beside the door jamb. Individuals with mobility problems can have easy access of the bathroom amenities without the assistance of anyone in the house. At most times, the presence of these grab bars in the bathroom provide a sense of independence and confidence on physically challenged individuals.
Installing bathroom grab bars will not really hurt your pocket if the rewards you get against the probabilities of accidents are worth the expense. If you feel bathroom grab bars are nonsensical things in life, think of the benefits any person can get from having it installed in the bathroom. If you think grab bars are an eyesore and are only intended for the sick, elderly, children, and ubiquitous only in the hospital, think again.
In the bathroom—a tiled place and wet most of the time—is the most accident-prone area in the house that needs attention. It is slippery when wet. Poor balance and weak muscles cannot stand wet flooring.
The do’s and benefits of bathroom grab bars:
- Crucial in preventing bathroom falls
- Serve as support in the shower, tub, and toilet
- Check fragile tiles and choose a grab bar material that suits the wall
- For elderly, glossy surface grab bars are not suitable because of lessened grip strength
- For children, choose smaller diameter bars that can be easily grabbed by their small hands
- Install the bar in any direction. Most grab bars can be installed horizontally, diagonally, vertically, depending on your preference and aesthetic appeal.
Bathroom grab bars are not just bathroom essentials. Practically they are. But modern architecture has found innovative ideas to make your bathroom elegant as it can be based on your taste. You can choose different designs and material that will match with your bathroom décor. Wide variety of finishes are also available, either you pick a stainless steel or bronze or coated grab bar surfaces.
When safety is a primary concern, we at DELTA Accessibility are happy to provide you practical solutions for your Commercial Grab Bars and grab handles needs. Keep your loved ones from falls and further injuries, contact us now and we’ll keep your home safe and sound.