Grab Bars: Who Are They For Anyway?
“I don’t want grab bars in my house!” We have heard this so many times while doing accessible home remodeling (particularly bathrooms) in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Western Wisconsin. Often people who have little or no grasp with their hands, or people who have a Personal Care Attendant helping with transfers, don’t want grab bars in the bathroom. Some think grab bars will make their home look uninviting and institutional once the remodeling modification is completed.
However, It is important to remember that bathroom grab bars are not just for the person with the disability. They are also for the care givers. If someone may help you in the bathroom, it is important to keep their safety in mind as well. It is tough to find and keep quality personal care attendants. An easy way to make sure they stick around is to keep them safe by adding grab bars in the bathroom when you remodel your home.
From an aesthetic standpoint there are many options for grab bars now. Many even look like attractive towel bars. Check out our products page to see examples. You can’t even tell that some of them are grab bars! So remember, grab bars are not just for the person with the disability. They are also for the people caring for that individual.
Accessible Homes provides accessible remodeling (kitchens, bathrooms, whole house remodels) in Minneapolis, St. Paul, throughout all of Minnesota, and in Western Wisconsin.