Safeguard your bathroom with LOVE HANDLES grab bars!
Falls by older adults in 2010 cost our country $30.1 billion in direct medical expenses. For those 65 or older, falls are the leading cause of injury and death, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.
Bathroom safety enhances independent living at home as long as possible. Are you aware that bathroom falls account for over 60% of all older adult falls each year? Bathroom dangers include wet surfaces, throw rugs or bathmats and awkward thresholds on tubs and showers. Benefits of installing LOVE HANDLES safety grab bars include:
- makes bathing easier, safer and more relaxing
- provides safe entry and exit to/from tub or shower
- live more confidently with the security of grab bars
- provides family members a sense of security
Mesa-based Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair installs the world’s strongest grab bar fastener system in a variety of size, and can be installed in fiberglass, drywall, tile, cultured marble, and acrylic surfaces. Even though the bars are being installed in your residence, all grab bar installations should meet ADA standards that apply to commercial and public venues.
Todd’s owner, Gary Farrell, advises “the grab bar location for each customer should be customized for the individuals using them. Ideally, every bathroom should have at least two grab bars. One bar at the entry/exit of the tub or shower, plus one inside the unit. Grab bars to replace towel bars and on the sides of the toilet are also very helpful in preventing falls.”
Tub conversions are another affordable option to enhance bathroom safety. By reducing the 14-18 inch tub side wall down to 4 inches, the bathtub becomes a step-in shower, designed to help bathe or shower without assistance and in the comfort.
Prevention is more affordable than treatment for falls after the fact. Don’t take a chance – get your LOVE HANDLES grab bars installed by Todd’s and be safe!
Since 1978, Todd’s has serviced over 118,000 homeowners, builders, plumbers, hotels, senior venues and hospitals throughout Maricopa County. In addition to being awarded the Angie’s List Super Service Award in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, Todd’s has an A+ rating with the Arizona Better Business Bureau (BBB). Licensed, bonded and insured for residential and commercial work with The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (ROC), Todd’s Technicians have 75 years combined experience in bathtub refinishing, resurfacing, conversions and grab bar installation. Contact the tub/shower makeover experts at 480 835 7070 or visit www.ToddsBathtubs.com