Have you ever had a slip in the bathroom? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Safety Council there are nearly 200,000 bathroom accidents each year. The bathroom has many unknown hazards for people of all ages, and can be more common for children and seniors. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that children under five and adults over 70 years old have the highest rates of falls in the home. Luckily there are many products today to ensure you have a safe and well-styled bathroom.
It’s common to mistakenly rely on items that are not designed to support body weight, such as towel bars, soap dishes and shower doors. Grab bars are essential to bathroom safety, as they are specifically designed to help maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing and hold some weight while maneuvering. You can feel secure knowing you have something to grab in case of a slip or fall. Grab bar products offered today do not have the institutional look they once did. They come in a variety of stylish designs and finishes to tie in with your home décor.
Accessories with Grab Bars:
Some dual-purpose products are now available that combine the safety benefits of a grab bar with a paper holder, shelf or towel bar.
Shower seats can provide ease and comfort if you are unable or prefer not to stand in the shower. Use a shower seat while shaving to help avoid slips.
Hand Held Showers:
Install a hand held shower to provide more flexibility during showering. Whether you are seated or standing, you will enjoy ease and comfort by using one. Not to mention, a hand held shower makes washing your pet much easier!
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