Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Grab that Grab Bar!
When we remodeled our bathroom, I knew that at last our shower/tub area would have: grab bars. I put a lot of thought into where they should go. This mental effort went like this: Suppose I'm standing THERE, I lose my balance and start to fall; would I instinctively grab a grab bar and avert my fall? I asked myself this question for a lot of potential THEREs. Now we have two elegant grab bars, and I've learned what I should have realized from the first: A grab bar isn't something you reach for when you lose your balance; it's something you hold on to, to mantain your balance.