The bathroom accounts for 70 percent of all home accidents, making it the most dangerous room in the home. The wet environment invites slips and falls, and an accident could happen to anyone. Adding grab bars in the bathroom is a beneficial safety measure, especially for children, the elderly, expectant mothers and anyone recovering from an injury or surgery. Here’s why adding grab bars in the bathroom can help assure your family’s safety.
- Accident prevention: One dangerous slip, one harmful fall and you or your loved one could suffer a serious injury. An inexpensive, proactive approach to avoiding this situation is to add grab bars.
- Balance assistance: Bathing and showering is more difficult for people who have limited mobility. Grab bars assist with this issue and make it easy to get in and out of the bathtub or shower without fear of falling.
- Maintaining independence: The bathroom is one specific area of the home where people demand privacy. Whether you or a loved one is showering, bathing or using the toilet, independence in the bathroom is very important. Installing grab bars in important areas around the bathroom prevents the need for someone to accompany you or your loved one. Having the confidence to conduct personal care and hygiene without fear of slipping and falling is priceless.
Not all grab bars are created equal. If you decide adding grab bars in the bathroom is a good idea for your home, be sure to find ADA certified products. Then, seek a professional installation that meets ADA guidelines. It’s recommended that you hire a professional for grab bar installation to ensure the bars and can hold the full weight of someone using them for balance assistance.
Apollo Home Handyman Services can do the job you have in mind. Apollo Home technicians are craftsmen who love working with their hands and delivering a job well done to every client. To learn more about the process of adding grab bars in the bathroom, please contact us today. We have proudly delivered quality service to residents in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 100 years.