Grab Bars & Safety Solutions
For seniors and those with limited mobility, grab bars can be a lifesaver. There are many types of grab bars that can be added throughout different rooms in a home to provide stability for people who have trouble walking. However, the bathroom is often the room that makes the most sense because it is the most dangerous for seniors or those with limited mobility. In fact, falls in the bathroom due to a wet, slippery floor is one of the top causes of injuries for elderly men and women. Whether it’s the barrier that makes it difficult to get in and out of a tub or shower or a toilet that is tough to get off of, the bathroom definitely presents its challenges.
Handicap grab bars and handrails help create a safe environment for those with disabilities, the elderly, and people with limited mobility. This is because persons with disabilities use handicap grab bars to maintain balance, transfer, and prevent falls. Falls are a common accidents around the home for individuals with physical disabilities. For this reason, the ADA emphasizes handicap grab bar and safety rail installation.