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    Aging-In-Place Remodeling in Connecticut
    Aging-In-Place Remodeling in Connecticut

Serving Westport, CT an Fairfield County, Rehab Specialties offers professional shower and bathtub grab bar installation services for seniors and the elderly.  Our services are essential for improving safety and reducing the risk of falls in the bathroom. Here’s a detailed look at what our services typically include:

1. Assessment and Planning

  • Home Evaluation: Professional assessment of the bathroom layout, existing fixtures, and specific needs of the elderly user.
  • Customized Plan: Designing a plan tailored to the user’s mobility requirements, ensuring optimal placement and type of grab bars.

2. Types of Grab Bars

  • Vertical Grab Bars: Installed vertically for support when entering or exiting the shower or bathtub.
  • Horizontal Grab Bars: Placed horizontally along the walls for steady support while moving inside the shower or bathtub.
  • Angled Grab Bars: Installed at an angle, providing support from multiple positions.
  • Floor-to-Ceiling Poles: Freestanding poles that offer support when standing or sitting.

3. Materials and Styles

  • Stainless Steel: Durable and rust-resistant, ideal for wet environments.
  • Plastic: Lightweight and available in various colors, but less durable than metal.
  • Textured Grip: Grab bars with a textured surface to prevent slipping.
  • Decorative Styles: Grab bars designed to blend with bathroom decor, available in various finishes like chrome, brushed nickel, and bronze.

4. Installation Process

  • Site Preparation: Identifying and marking the locations for grab bars based on user needs and bathroom layout.
  • Stud Finding: Locating wall studs or using appropriate anchors to ensure secure installation.
  • Mounting Grab Bars: Drilling holes and securely mounting the grab bars to the wall, ensuring they can support the necessary weight.
  • Testing and Adjustments: Verifying the stability of the grab bars and making any necessary adjustments for optimal safety and comfort.

5. Additional Safety Features

  • Non-Slip Surfaces: Installing non-slip mats or coatings in the shower and bathtub.
  • Shower Seats: Adding foldable or built-in seats for additional support.
  • Handheld Showerheads: Installing adjustable or handheld showerheads to make bathing easier and safer.
  • Lighting: Improving bathroom lighting to enhance visibility.

6. Compliance and Standards

  • ADA Compliance: Ensuring installations meet the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act for safety and accessibility.
  • Weight Capacity: Verifying that grab bars can support the required weight, typically up to 250-300 pounds.

7. Maintenance and Follow-Up

  • Regular Checks: Offering maintenance services to ensure grab bars remain secure and in good condition.
  • User Training: Educating the user on how to use the grab bars effectively and safely.

Benefits of Bathroom Grab Bar Installation in Westport, CT

  • Expertise: We have the knowledge and experience to install grab bars securely and appropriately.
  • Quality Assurance: We use of high-quality materials and adherence to safety standards.
  • Personalized Solutions: Custom installations tailored to individual needs and bathroom layouts.
  • Peace of Mind: Confidence that the installation is done correctly, reducing the risk of falls and injuries.

Hiring Rehab Specialties of Connecticut professional shower and bathtub grab bar installation services in Westport, CT is a crucial step in creating a safer bathroom environment for seniors and the elderly. Our services not only enhance safety but also contribute to the independence and well-being of aging individuals, allowing them to maintain their hygiene routines with confidence and ease.  You can contact us today at (203) 606-8975 to schedule a quick no-cost consultation and estimate!