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Home Modification for Balance and Coordination Problems

One of our client mother suffered from loss of balance and coordination. She is very unstable 
 
when standing or walking, and thus at risk of falling. Most of the time she will shuffle with the to 
 
prevent o the risk of falling. She have difficulty raising or lowering herself from chairs, beds, and 
 
toilet.
 
Issues of balance and coordination is difficult for a person to walk without any assistance. Beds 
 
may be too high, chairs and toilet seats too low for her to stand up and sit down easily. There is 
 
also a great risk of tripping on carpeting, stairs, or thresholds. Please read more for our suggested modifications.
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Most of our clients that convert their conventional shower stall to a curbless or walk-in shower 
 
always ask “ how to control water from running thru the whole bathroom if the shower stall has no 
 
curb or water dams.
 
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Important Details About Grab Bar Installation

For many, grab bar installation is seen as an easy do it yourself project. But be aware that improper installation often creates problems than the grab bar’s intended solution. Remember that an ADA standard grab barmust be able to support up to 250 lbs. without ailing. Many can handle much more weight, but a secure installation is an important part of assuring proper weight bearing support. Be sure to do your research first before installing one by yourself or hire an experience aging in place specialist.

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$50 Off an installation for a pair of grab bars in your bathroom in Southern California, Los Angeles area. Call Active Homes Toll Free At: (855) 924-7663

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Common Grab Bar Configurations

There are a lot of grab bar configurations depending on your bathroom needs. Straight grab bars can be wall mounted in vertical, horizontal or in diagonal configurations. L-type bars also know as “push and pull bars” have both horizontal and vertical configuration. Floor to wall and floor to ceiling grab bars are options when walls are not available. Swing-bars and Flip-up bars can save space flipping the bar down when needed and flipping it up when not in use. All these grab bars are available in many stock lengths and can be custom made to suit specific your dimensions and needs.

 
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