Bathroom / April 5, 2018 / Jazmin Cavazos.
On the side or both sides, depending on the layout of the toilet, in the shower or tub, and when getting out of the shower or tub are good places for these bars. Sinks and vanity areas are not as common, but rails can be used anywhere they are needed. There are small bars that can fit into tight spaces, and much larger bars that are designed to be used in showers and next to toilets when there is plenty of wall space available.
Another add on to consider is an option to help you stay cleaner. There are add ons that can provide you with the basic feel of a bidet, so you can get cleaner without as much effort. Having something like this can make it easier for an elderly person to stay clean, and that can not only help them feel better about caring for themselves, but can also reduce the risk of infection and related problems.
No matter how you plan your bathroom remodel, you will want to allow room for these bars. You can then create a look you want without compromising security and safety now or in the future. Consider all the places that these bars or rails can and would possibly be used, and then go ahead and add them. You will have less to worry about in the future, and would not need to stop and add a bar later, since they will already be in place for you.
If your current bathroom is not safe, or you find that it is really inconvenient, it may be time to seriously look at a remodel. Then you can have the ease of use you want, and you will also not have to worry so much about slips, falls, and other concerns as you age. Especially if you live alone, falling in the shower or the bathroom can be physically devastating.