It’s a fact that although everyone could experience a fall, seniors are prone to falling much more than younger adults are. Luckily, most falls do not result in any injury, with the exception of minor bruises or scraped knees, but falls that occur in the bathroom, bring with them much more serious consequences.
Unfortunately many people still think that grab bars are unnecessary, as their bathroom is fitted with strategically placed towel bars, which, for some, may be used as substitutes. The reality is that towel bars, or shower/tub features, aren’t built to support the weight of a person, but the weight of towels, and are therefore unfit for the job. Grab bars are designed specifically to benefit people with balance or mobility issues, and are the safest tool a person could install in a bathroom environment to prevent falls.
Although safety is our main concern, we also realize the importance of wanting to keep your house feeling like a welcoming home, and that’s why we provide a wide selection of ADA approved grab bars to choose from, to match your decor.
Below are photos of shower and toilet grabs that were installed by Senior Safe Homes in La Jolla, CA . Our client chose ADA approved stainless steel grab bars for their durability and aesthetic appeal.
Up to 80% of falls registered in the home, take place in the bathroom, DO NOT underestimate the potential risks of slipping on a wet surface, or falling while getting in and out of a tub or shower.
Contact Senior Safe Homes of La Jolla for expert grab bar installation. Learn more about our custom installations and our wide selection of safe, yet aesthetically appealing, grab bars.