For elderly individuals, the possibility of slip and fall is a huge problem. A solution is to install handicap shower bars where they are needed in the showers and restrooms. There are two basic and different types of grab bar installation styles, a traditional one, that is permanently screwed into the wall and that can be easily removed and placed where needed. Then there are many different angles, styles and designs that will meet any user’s needs.
You want at least one grab bar in your handicap shower. I would recommend at least 2 grab bars locations, one near the entrance of the for wheelchair transfer and another inside the shower, to keep oneself stabilized. Where you position the shower grab bars is crucial to the utility of this equipment. Everything should be accessible within range of your reach and installed correctly so it can properly support one’s weight. If you are a tall person and require the grab bar higher, then I suggest an angled grab bar that starts off horizontally but breaks off at an angle vertically. Right angles and 120 degree angles are perfect for most needs. Just by having one handicap shower bar, your bathroom and shower life will change dramatically.
Barrier Free Plus incorporates accessibility products that are compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). From accessibility assisted living bathtubs, shower seats, shower pans, wheelchair showers, shower grab bars, shower accessories, toilet area grab bars and other helpful bathroom products.