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Bathtub Safety

I am visually impaired with vestibular organ eye dysfunction which causes balance/vertigo problems. For safety measures and as a suggestion from my doctor, my husband built this wooden pole beside my bathtub near my bath bench for assistance in getting in and out of the bathtub and for balance in dressing myself. We did not want to install a safety rail on the side of the tub, the bath bench is where I put my towel and clothes. It assures me that I will be safe when bathing and dressing myself for the day or night.
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Anonymous
March 6, 20171 found this helpful

Besides being functional, I think it's rather attractive. It gives the tub a sort of 'canopy bed' air.

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your positive response.

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

very good idea

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

I agree, besides being functional, it does look nice. Your husband did a great job!!!

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

I don't understand. How is it attached to the tub and the ceiling?

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

I don't understand. How is it attached to tub and ceiling?

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

The wooden pole is attached to a square base in the ceiling and a square base attached to the floor.

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March 6, 20170 found this helpful

Kudos to your husband.

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Anonymous
March 7, 20170 found this helpful

I don't understand. How is it attached to tub and ceiling?

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

Probably screwed into the ceiling, but not sure about the bathtub end of it.

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September 4, 20180 found this helpful

This 2017 "tip" interested me as no one seem to understand the way it was done.

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First - the pole is not attached to the bathtub but is attached to the ceiling and the floor.
How it could be attached would depend on what type of ceiling and flooring anyone had in their bathroom.

This pole is set up on the same principle as a pole is used in a dance studio - same principle different area. This would probably take a skilled person to set up (permanently) in a bathroom as some floors will be tile (difficult to attach a base) and you would have to find a joist in the ceiling to attach the top holder.

Her husband could have used a non-permanent base (rubber bottom) and screws to attach ceiling plate.

Anyone interested in making one of these could go to Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace or True Value hardware and tell them what you want to do and they will be able to show you what materials you need.

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You will have to know what type of floor as well as how tall (ceiling to floor) pole you will need.

If someone is interested in buying one of these they are readily available online or at any medical supply store. Most are easy to set up as they are not permanent but are considered safe to use.
Here are a couple of examples of available styles:

www.amazon.com/.../B0026IBRTC?tag=thrif06-20

www.allegromedical.com/.../the-superpole-system-p565653.html...^277160754177-device^c-plaid^463976656933-sku^059%20565653%2006@ADL4ALLEGRO-adType^PLA#059+565653+06

Seems like one of these would make a great gift for a loved one who needs a little more stability in this dressing area.

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