Falling In The Bathroom And How You Can Prevent it

Fall-related injuries are of important concern for many older adults and their loved ones. Bathroom safety can be difficult to tackle, it is a complex issue, and it can be hard to know where to start. Fortunately, the HealthCraft Plus Series offers an innovative solution to fall prevention in the bathroom. With products such as a towel bar, toilet paper holder, and shampoo shelf, this grab bar collection can help to reduce falls and increase safety for everyone.

The Importance of Bathroom Safety

When it comes to overall safety in your home, the bathroom is an area that you should not overlook. It is especially true if you are an older adult, or if you have medical issues that make you more at risk of falling. According to the national council on aging falls, more than 1/3 of adults in the US over 65 suffer a fall every year. The majority of those falls take place in the washroom.

Proper bathroom safety is crucial to prevent accidents and reduce falls. Grab bars are a great first step to a safe bathroom. Placing grab bars in high-usage areas such as next to the toilet, in the shower, or by the bathtub will provide support and stability when moving around the washroom and help to reduce the risk of falls.

How the HealthCraft Plus Series can help

There are many products available on the market to choose from, though not all are made equal. The HealthCraft PLUS Series is a step above the competition, earning the prestigious Red Dot Awards for its innovative and practical design.

The PLUS Series is ideal for anyone who needs extra support in the bathroom, but has limited space or is looking to keep accessories to a minimum. The safety collection provides stability and support where it is needed most. Its unique 2-in-1 design combines the safety of a grab bar and the functionality of a bathroom accessory. This means you install the PLUS Series right where you need it and not beside an existing accessory. 

The PLUS Series is made of 7 products so you can choose the right product for your bathroom. They can be installed in multiple locations and provide support up to a weight capacity of 500 lbs, ensuring your bathroom is always safe and easily accessible.

These grab bars are also incredibly stylish, with a contemporary design that can match any bathroom décor. They are available in several material finishes, such as brushed stainless steel, chrome polished, and matte black. The PLUS Series will also keep its good looks and stay rust-free thanks to its durable #304 stainless steel.

The PLUS Towel Bar

The Plus Series Towel Bar is an innovative towel bar that holds towels but also provides support when using the bathroom. The curved design offers a beautiful and comfortable hand grip that can support weights of up to 500 lbs. The PLUS Towel Bar uses Healthcraft’s proprietary 9-hole flanges on 24 inch centers to make installation easier, while the flange covers hide the mounting screws for a seamless look. 

The PLUS Toilet Paper Holder

The toilet can be a dangerous area in the bathroom for those with mobility issues or those looking to age in place. Frequent sitting and rising make falls more likely if adequate support options are not provided. The PLUS Series Toilet Paper Holder is a discrete grab bar option that also holds your toiler paper roll. Install it in the place of a typical toilet paper holder so you can use it to pull yourlself up or sit safely. The vertical design makes it easy to install on a single stud. 

The PLUS Shampoo Shelf

A standout feature of the Red Dot Award HealthCraft Plus Series is the shampoo shelf. This shelf not only provides a secure place for shampoo and other toiletries but also functions as a grab bar, enhancing safety in the shower.

The Shampoo shelf can hold the largest of bottles while preventing soap and water build-up with drainage slots. 9-hole flanges on 16” centers, make installation easier and more efficient. The flange covers hide the mounting screws for a seamless appearance. Supporting up to 500 lbs, it ensures that users of all sizes can feel confident and safe while bathing.

 Fall prevention is essential for older adults at risk of fall injuries. With the Plus Series, you and your loved ones can feel more secure in the bathroom. The Plus Series is a great help to decrease falls and increase safety. Whether you or someone you know is looking for a safe and convenient way to improve their bathroom environment, be sure to look into the HealthCraft Plus Series. 

Learn more about the Plus Series today!