Tuesday, 4 October 2011
What Came first: The Chicken or the Sex Toy
Now, I'd planned to put my occupational therapist's hat on and give some precautionary advice about suction grabrails. Under most circumstances I'd be scared to recommend their use. Sure, they're okay for rehab professionals to use during assessment to get an idea of where a rail should go. And even though I still have my reservations, an Amazon reviewer with a disability said that they were just the ticket for putting in unadapted bathrooms on holiday. However, the one that was bought for Grandpa Lovelygrey before he passed away fell off the wall periodically even though fixing instructions had been followed. I worry that if a handle is provided, a frail elderly person could see this as providing extra security, let their guard down and put themselves at increased risk of falling if the blooming thing doesn't stay put.