Did you know that falling is the number one cause of brain injury in the United States?
There is a lot we can learn about brain injuries during March, which is Brain Injury Awareness Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention point out that traumatic brain injuries can take on many different forms and present different challenges for different individuals depending on type and severity of the injury.
Falling—No. 1 cause of brain injuries
However, at least one thing that individual brain injuries all have in common is that they tend to share a common cause. When many of us think of brain injury, car wrecks immediately come to mind. While car wrecks are indeed second on the list of brain injury causes, falling takes the lead fairly handily, with over 35 percent of brain injuries being caused by falls.
Let’s raise awareness this month by concentrating on the prevention methods of brain injury, which is arguably among the most preventable causes of disability. The bathroom is an especially dangerous area, and all handrails installed in the bathroom should be of high quality, durability and safety.
Grab bars prevent falls
First, let’s look at our options of bathroom grab bars that do not require drilling. These tend to support less weight, but are still stable for those who need a little extra balance. No-drill bars will prove convenient and durable when care is taken to install these bars as instructed.
One of our most durable no-drill grab bars is the No Drill Stainless Steel Peened Grab Bars. Made of stainless steel with a textured middle grip, this product uses advanced adhesive material and features a special installation method that makes for one very strong piece of equipment. Watch the video to find out more!
The Telescoping Portable Grab Bar for Four Inch Tiles is another no-drill option that is simpler and quicker that the No Drill Stainless Steel Peened Grab Bars. It features 3.7 inch rubber suction cups that make it ideal for frequent removing and reinstalling.
For heavy duty purposes, however, we offer integrated bathroom handrails that must be drilled into the wall by a qualified contractor.
The Toilet Roll Holder with Integrated Handrail is made of stainless steel with a stylish chrome plate or brushed stainless steel. The handrail over the toilet roll holder helps provide balance when sitting and standing and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds.
We also sale integrated handrails as towel bars and integrated handrails that fit around shower controls and fixtures for preventing falls going into and out of the shower.
Falls are a serious matter, and they can result not only in brain injuries, but also in many other complications. Consider these products to increase safety for you and your loved one.