We all want to age gracefully, but there’s nothing graceful about falling in your bathroom.
According to the CDC, 25% of people 65 and older fall each year. Bathrooms are a common place where these falls occur.
That’s why Yourson Construction wants you to know why you need bathtub shower grab bars in your Albuquerque home. We’ll also discuss other grab bars you can place in your bathroom and how you benefit from having these installed.
As we age, our balance and coordination begin to decline. Lack of physical activity and disease can also weaken our bones and muscles, making falls more dangerous.
Installing grab bars throughout your bathroom can help you safely move about your bathroom without needing a person assisting you.
Toilet safety frames and rails act like arms on a chair. You can have one installed on your stronger side or two rails, one on each side, to help you sit down and stand up.
These bars provide better support than using the sink or walls.
Bathtub shower grab bars come in a variety of materials, colors, and lengths to help you customize the look and purpose of these bars. Bars can be installed in different spots around your shower to support you.
Primarily, these bars aim to help you enter and exit your shower while giving you support sitting or standing while you bathe.
For additional assistance, consider installing a non-slip bathtub step.
Wall grab bars can be placed around sinks and onto other walls around your bathroom. Any place around your bathroom where you feel unstable may be a suitable area to install a grab bar.
Installing bathroom grab bars not only makes you feel safer, but it also helps your family feel that you’re safer as well.
As you know, we don’t bounce back from injuries like we used. What used to cause a slight bruise now causes a large bruise and a big bump. Broken bones and head injuries become emergency visits and hospital stays.
Having supportive bars in place, especially in the room with the most slippery surfaces, helps us catch ourselves before falling down completely. Plus, these bars won’t collapse like towel rods.
The last thing we want is to depend on another person to help us in the bathroom. It can feel embarrassing and defeating.
Grab bars allow us to maintain mobility and balance while using the bathroom.
Clinging to a wall or grasping onto the sink doesn’t place our bodies in the most comfortable positions. Installing grab bars in positions that support our body’s natural postures relieves our muscles of unnecessary strain and effort.
At Yourson Construction, we know how important it is for seniors to keep their independence and preserve their safety. That’s why we can help you choose and install the right kind of bathtub shower grab bars to fit your needs.
Call us at (505) 298-3871 to schedule your Albuquerque bathtub shower grab bar installation.