Bathrooms are the most dangerous place in any home. Sure, kitchens, with hot stoves and sharp utensils, has its share of dangers, but according to the CDC, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in any house due to the number of falls that take place in them. The bathtub, shower, and toilet areas can all be dangerous as they put us in vulnerable body positions and are often slippery with water.
Fall Prevention for Bathrooms
For those age 65 and older, falls often cause more serious injuries, such as hip fractures. Seniors, according to the report, were also more likely to be injured getting on or off the toilet. Standing after sitting for a long time, especially if you’re dehydrated or taking certain medications, can result in a sudden drop in blood pressure that can cause light-headedness or dizziness.
If you’re getting old, or if you have a child who is beginning to take his first steps and explore the world, taking a few precautions around your bathroom can make all the difference in keeping everyone safe.
Grab Bars Add Stability
One of the most important safety measures that you should take for your bathroom is installing grab bars. Grab bars are relatively inexpensive and provide a much-needed handhold to help people get in and out of the tub safely. In addition, they can be used as equipment for people who use wheelchairs to transfer from their chair into the bathtub. They are also useful for preventing falls when standing up after sitting on toilet seats or standing up in shower stalls.
Grab bars, sometimes called handrails or safety bars, are sturdy fixtures that protrude from the wall and provide a thoroughly secure handle or ledge for users to grab onto. Grab bar installation makes your bathroom safer by giving you an easy way to get in and out of the bathtub.
But few of us have bathrooms that are equipped with grab bars, a secure safety device that looks like a railing and could prevent falls. APA Medical is proud to offer bathtub grab bar installation in the Twin Cities metro area, to help make bathrooms safer to manage.
Installing Bathroom Grab Bars
Because bathrooms are potentially hazardous places for all of us, and even more so for those with limited mobility, APA Medical offers bathroom aids knowing that bathrooms can be hard to navigate because of slick, wet surfaces and hard fixtures. Among the aids we offer are grab bars, and we provide bathtub grab bar installation so that our customers know they have just the right kind of grab bars installed in the right places to provide protection against falls.
For those with mobility issues, or even just anyone who wants to make their bathroom a safer place, it’s a good idea to think about installing grab bars in showers and tubs, and next to toilets so you don’t reach for towel bars, sliding glass doors, or other unstable fixtures when looking for assistance in gaining your balance in the bathroom.
As the population of people continuing to live on their own into their 70s and 80s continues to rise, grab bars in bathrooms will become much more commonplace and should become the norm. Currently few of us have bathrooms equipped with grab bars, a secure safety device that looks like a railing and helps prevent falls.
Professional At-Home Installation
But bathrooms are potentially hazardous places for all of us, and even more so for those with limited mobility. Bathroom aids such as grab bars can help make bathrooms safer when managing daily activities that take place in the bathroom.
Grab bars aren’t just safety devices for hospitals and public restrooms. In your own home, a strategically placed and solidly anchored grab bar can mean the difference between a relaxing bath and a trip to the emergency room.
In your bathtub or shower, grab bars provide extra security for that first slippery step.
APA Medical is proud to offer a wide array of bathroom grab bars to suit your needs and specifications. We also offer bathroom grab bar installation for customers in the Twin Cities metro area.
APA is the largest installer of safety wall and grab bars in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area because we offer the best pricing and the best service. Whether you need grab bars for your shower, bathtub, toilet area, or anywhere else in your home, we’ve got you covered. APA is the preferred installer for many healthcare groups such as Medica, Ucare, Health Partners, Blue Cross MSHO programs, and county Waiver programs, with nearly 1,000 bars installed annually.
Don’t leave your safety to chance next time you’re in the market for a bathtub grab bar installation in Minneapolis, MN! Call APA Medical today at (612) 424-8811 and we will get your bathroom upgraded with proper protection from falls right away. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with one of our medical equipment experts.