Bathroom Grab Bars, Purchase & Installation
Are you worried about your mobility? Are you having trouble getting on and off the toilet? Or, perhaps you are having trouble getting in or out of the shower? If you are, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15 percent of people have problems with their mobility every day. For many adults, especially older adults, moving around can be difficult. If you are really lucky, you might only need temporary help. Often, adults have knee or hip pain that will require surgery. When that happens, you could use aids to help you become more mobile, or to ensure your safety. Other adults will have issues with mobility for the rest of their lives.
If you or someone you love struggles with mobility, we have products that can help. At AIP Mobility Plus, one of the services we provide is grab bar installation. Not sure you need a grab bar? We have some information for you to help you decide whether you might need one. We can also tell you about how we perform a bathroom grab bar installation.
Why Do I Need a Grab Bar?
In the past, an adult was lucky to live until he or she was 40. Then, an adult usually died before he or she passed middle age. However, now, adults are living well into their 80s and 90s. We have more people living to 100 than at any time in our history. While that is encouraging, many adults struggle with mobility issues as they age. Older adults may have problems when they move from a sitting to a standing position, such as in the bathroom. Many adults also struggle with balance as they get older. This is especially true of adults who have dementia or Parkinson’s disease.
However, adults could also have problems with balance because of arthritis. Increasingly, these adults need assistance with their balance. A bathroom grab bar is an essential piece of safety equipment for older adults. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death for these adults. This means that you need to prevent falls as much as you can.
What Is a Grab Bar?
Grab bars give adults something to hold on to in the bathroom. There are several types of grab bars that you can install in the bathroom. There are three types of bathroom grab bars available for the elderly or disabled adults. First, if you like to take a shower, we can install a shower grab bar to use in the shower stall or bathtub. This allows you to hold onto something while you are showering. This is important because many adults have trouble keeping their balance in the shower. The water at the bottom of the bathtub or shower stall makes it difficult for people to keep their footing.
We also install bathtub grab bars. If you like baths, this will help you get out of the bathtub without slipping and falling. Many adults also have trouble getting up from sitting on the toilet. A toilet grab bar helps adults sit on or get off a toilet.
Are you looking to get a grab bar for your home? Perhaps you are looking for a grab bar for someone you love? Or, perhaps you are doing research about grab bar installation companies? Make sure that you not only find a top-shelf grab bar, but you have it installed by a professional installer.
If you are ready to purchase a high-quality grab bar and have it installed by a professional, contact AIP Mobility Plus, located in Chatham, NJ, in Morris County. We are happy to help you to gain your independence back and ease your mobility problems.