The Pros of Installing Grab Bars Throughout Your Home

January 15, 2016

You have likely seen grab bars when you have used the restroom in public. These bars are often installed next to the toilet in a handicapped stall, making it easier for a person to lower onto the toilet and get up from it.

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Yet these helpful devices aren’t just for businesses trying to accommodate disabled customers. They are also very useful for your home. Here are just a few benefits of installing them throughout your Detroit MI home:

Make Your Home Easier to Navigate As You Get Older

We are all aging every day, even if we don’t want to admit it or accept it. The older you get, the harder it will be to do the things you once did. You’ll have more aches and pains, you’ll feel weaker, and you won’t have as much energy or flexibility as you once did.

Installing grab bars throughout your home can make it easier for you to do everything from get into and out of the shower and climb the stairs. You don’t have to wait until you are unable to do these things easily to make the changes. Proactively upgrading your home can save you a lot of hassle later.

Make Your Home Easier for Your Elderly Parents to Navigate

Even if you are still feeling young and invincible, your parents likely are not. When they come to visit, you want your home to be as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

The bars can make it easier for your elderly parents to move around your home without exacerbating aches and pains and without having to ask for your help (and potentially feel embarrassed).

Reduce the Risk of Injury

These helpful bars reduce the risk of injury even for strong and healthy people, but particularly for those who are weaker due to injury, disability or age. For example, you can install bars in your shower to reduce the risk of injury from a slip and fall. Other helpful locations include stairs inside and outside your home.

Provide Extra Support during Recovery Periods

Getting over any illness, no matter how minor, can make you feel weaker. Just think about how you feel after you’ve been hit by the flu. All you want to do is sleep, and even simple tasks seem harder.

Now imagine how you would feel if you had an illness that required hospitalization or if you suffered an injury such as a broken leg. Having the bars in your home would make it easier for you to get around on your own while you are still healing. You can make yourself feel more empowered by caring for yourself, and you can potentially save yourself money on hiring a home health aide.

For all these reasons and more, it is a great idea to install grab bars in your Detroit MI home. Not only will you and your family benefit personally, but you can also increase the value of your home by making it more attractive to more potential buyers.

If you want to make your home barrier-free and handicap accessible just call Community Renovations today. Find us online at, visit us in Grosse Ile, MI, or call us at (734) 732-5904.