If you or a loved one is experiencing limited mobility, you may be considering making some adjustments to your home to make life safer, and easier. Grab bars are one of the first things many homeowners install to help make their home more accessible, and not without good reason. Home Grab bars can help prevent falls, steady uneasy legs, and help those with limited mobility retain independence in areas like the bathroom. But how are grab bars installed? Can they be installed anywhere? Let’s look at some of the details of home grab bar installations.
What are Home Grab Bars?
Grab bars are small railings that are installed directly to the wall in certain areas of the house. These grab bars come in a variety of sizes and materials. Because these bars will hold a great deal of weight, it is important to invest in a quality bar, and a professional installation.
Where Can Grab Bars Be Installed in your Home?
The most common place grab bars are installed is in the bathroom. Grab bars around the toilet and in the shower or tub can significantly reduce the risk of falls, most of which happen in the bathroom. Most grab bars are installed on either side of the toilet for extra support getting up and down from the seat. Additionally, a grab bar in the shower can help individuals get in and out of a curbed shower, as well as give them something to steady themselves with while in the shower. Having grab bars in the bathroom can help maintain privacy for those who would otherwise need assistance in the bathroom without them.
How Can You Get Home Grab Bars?
Grab bars certainly can be purchased and installed by the homeowner, though we don’t recommend it. Because the grab bars could potentially be holding up the weight of an individual, it’s important to have a professional install the bars. A professional installation insures the bars are mounted in a way that has the support needed to hold someone’s body weight. Installing a bar incorrectly could result in a fall and injury, as well as a large hole in the wall.
Freedom Mobility Can Help With Home Grab Bars!
If you feel it’s time to add some grab bars to various areas of your home, whether it is for you or a loved one, call us at Freedom Mobility today to discuss your options. Not only can our team help you pick the best rails for your home, we can also help you determine placement, and install them for you so you can rest easy knowing the job was done well. Give us a call today!