HOW SAFE AT HOME GRAB BARS WILL HELP HOMEOWNERS
Safe At Home GRAB BARS provides professional construction and is conscientious in completion of whatever improvements you need. Our most common area of work is the shower / bathtub. We usually install a horizontal 24 or 32 inch grab bar along the long side of the tub/ shower area. We install these grab bars by carefully drilling holes through tile and other shower / bath enclosure materials. We use all stainless steel screws to prevent rust degradation and mount them into the wood studs whenever possible. The height, and angle if any, is tailored to the client’s personal needs, or the occupational therapists’ specification. Most clients also have us install a shorter vertical grab bar on the tile just inside or outside of the most common entrance and exit for the shower / bath area. This is a very important extra ‘handle’ to have as you are on one foot while you transfer your weight from one foot to the other.
Adding grab bars to aid in getting on and pulling oneself up to a standing position from the toilet is the next most common area we install grab bars. We also install raised toilet seats if needed.
The next place we commonly add grab bars, or in this case handrails, is near the step up from the garage into the house entry or near the front door entry.
SAFE AT HOME GRAB BARS can also address tripping hazards such as loose carpets, rugs, and faulty stairs. We fabricate and install custom bannisters, improve lighting, safeguard slippery floors and bathtubs, etc. We are able to widen doorways for wheelchair clearance with ADA compliance.
Our aim is to improve the safety, security, and functionality of your home.
Part of being successful ‘ageing in place’ is to know what resources to use. To that end SAHGB provides you with our ‘resources’ page of people and businesses that may be helpful in maintaining independence. SAHGB believes these organizations to be trustworthy.
PEOPLE WANT TO STAY IN THEIR OWN HOMES
Repeated AARP studies reveal 95% of seniors hope to continue living in their homes.
- Most accidents in the home are associated with falling. Falls are the most common cause of non-fatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma.
- 25% of seniors over 65 will experience an injury inducing fall every year.
- Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions, and 40% of all nursing home admissions. 40% of those admitted do not return to independent living!
When a fall, or other event such as stroke or heart attack happens, the lives of all concerned become a lot harder. The spouse or child may now need to become the caregiver. Pay by the hour outside help may need to be brought into the home. Moderately expensive modifications such as wheelchair ramps and bathroom renovations may be necessary. And the personal issues surrounding the loss of independence, control and functionality for the injured person are hard to measure.
Since our goal is to help people stay in their homes, it makes sense for us to help modify your homes in ways that support a safe, comfortable, and secure environment.