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Benefits of Installing Stainless Steel Grab Rails

Benefits of Installing Stainless Steel Grab Rails for Elderly

There are many benefits of installing stainless steel handrails for the elderly and disabled around your house for assisted living. These include:

  1. Additional Safety
  2. Increased Mobility
  3. Takes Pressure Of Your Joints
  4. Improves Stability
  5. Slip Protection

Additional Safety

There are a wide variety of reasons to why people would install disability grab rails, but the primary reason is for additional safety and support around their home or workplace for more independent living. Grab rails are mounted in specific areas of your home or workplace, where added support is necessary. The most common area of the house to install grab rails, is around the bathroom and more specifically, in the shower. Shower grab rails are imperative in allowing people stability and security in their everyday washing routine and to lessen their fear of falls.

Improved Stability

Reliable grab rails also offer greater peace of mind for your family or loved ones staying in your home, especially younger children or when elderly relatives or friends stay over. If you own a business where people are using your premises, such as a hotel or restaurant, it is important to offer support rails in both your bathroom or stairways for elderly and disabled patrons.

Slip Protection

Accidents caused by elderly people slipping or falling are quite common. The Western Australian Government released an official report, stating that every year 1 in 4 people aged 60 years or over will experience bad falls. These statistics are staggering and most of the accidents that occur are a result of elderly people not having added environmental support. Having handrails installed in specific areas of your home can potentially prevent or significantly reduce the chances of an accident, such as a fall or slip, from occurring– as high-quality grab rails offer unmatched slip protection and stability, increasing safety and comfort for its user.

Take Pressure Off Joints

Grab rails also have the ability to take the pressure off weak or sore joints, including knees or ankles, when standing up or sitting down. This is achieved by applying all of your weight onto the rails, simultaneously taking the weight off your joints as you raise or lower yourself. You are also provided with added stability once in a standing position.

Increased Mobility

Another advantage of installing grab rails throughout your home is significantly increasing your mobility. By having grab rails installed around your house, particularly in areas where support is required, it will give you back your independence and allow you to move freely, with greater ease. Without accessible grab rails, elderly people may find it difficult to move around the house, limiting their mobility and causing discomfort.

Hand & Grab Rail Design & Manufacture

At Bendtech, we specialise in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge tubular hand and grab rails custom-made for the elderly, aged and healthcare market. We use only the highest quality stainless steel components for our mobility and safety products for an easier indoor living. We ensure that our entire range of quality grade stainless steel products comply with both the Australian Standards (AS1428.1) and Building Code of Australia. They are also TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) registered, giving you added certainty that you are utilising a reliable, superior and durable stainless steel rail to last. Our handrail solutions and bathroom products are also easy to install around your home or office, including confined areas like bathrooms, toilets, showers or other rooms when required.

A Wide Range of Stainless Steel Disability Products

Our Product range includes grab rails, hand rails, folding shower seatsshower curtain tracks and curtainsmodular grab rail systemsshower and bathroom railsbathroom accessories and back rests as well as fold up, swing-away and floor/ceiling products.

All grab rail products are engineered to ensure maximum safety, and are available in polished finish, brush finish, satin finish, stainless steel finish and 1428 deco knurled or powder coated finish which are both long wearing and slip resistant.

Browse our extensive range of stainless steel grab rails and products suitable for assisted living and aged care applications today.

17th December, 2012