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Grab Bars

Grab bars are an essential safety accessory to prevent slips, injuries, and falls for all ages.   For Aging In Place the bathroom should be a key area of focus to improve safety.   Consider the following facts when considering whether or not to add grab bars to your shower and bathroom!

  • 6 out of every 10 falls happens at home
  • 1 out of 3 adults over 65 will get injured in fall
  • Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries in elderly adults
  • The bathroom and shower are the #1 location in a home where injuries happen
  • According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) every year over 235,000 people visit the emergency room (ER) due to injuries suffered in the bathroom and shower
  • For individuals over 85 over 50% of bathroom injuries occur around the toilet.
  • 81% of all bathroom and shower injuries occur due to slips and falls

So why wait until a crises develops to add elegant safety features to your bathroom?   A key part of the Aging in Place movement is planning ahead for future needs, not just responding to current needs.   

Design By Intent provides a wide range of styles, shapes, and colors of grab bars to suit your needs.   All of them share the trait that they will add beauty, style, and elegance to your bathroom, not make it look like a hospital bathroom.