Posts Tagged ‘safety is within reach’

Contest underway for Veterans – FREE fiberglass bathtub conversion and safety grab bars

September 5, 2012

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair invites Veterans or their spouses to write (in 100 words or less) WHY converting your fiberglass bathtub to a step-in shower and grab bars installed would be beneficial to you. The entry with the best story will receive our tub conversion and two installed safety grab bars – a $885 value. This fiberglass tub conversion to a step-in shower and grab bars are designed to help you live independently longer in the comfort of your own home! Bathroom safety is vital – over 60% of falls in the home occur in the bathroom.

Todd’s, a Mesa-based licensed, bond and insured company, has been fixing ugly tubs and showers across Maricopa County since 1978. Licensed, bonded and insured, Todd’s enjoys an A+ rating from Arizona Better Business Bureau (BBB) and several Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

Todd’s contest ends on October 20, 2012. Please send us your 100 word (or less) story and your contact information to toddsbathtubs@hotmail.com or mail to Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass Repair, 1829 S. Horne, Suite 14 Mesa, AZ  85204.  For more information about converting a fiberglass tub or grab bars, visit: www.ToddsBathtubs.com.  A winner in the Phoenix, Arizona area will be notified by October 31, 2012.

Sobering Bathroom Fall Stats

January 7, 2011

Is this statistic sobering to you: 1 in 3 three older adults fall in their homes each

Todd's installs a wide variety of grab bar sizes and colors!

year and 60% occur in the bathroom?  So we should not be surprised to learn that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported that the top 11 home improvements most often installed in a senior’s home include:

 

1.      Grab bars in bathrooms

2.      Grab bars in showers

3.      Movable shower heads for those who sit

4.      Portable shower seats

5.      Full bathroom and bedroom on 1st floor

6.      Levered doorknobs

7.      Levered faucets in kitchen sink

8.      Handrails on both sides of stairwells and on front & rear steps

9.      Widened doors to accommodate wheelchairs

10.   Ramps for those using walkers and wheelchairs

11.   Removal of any door threshold 

 

Todd’s Porcelain & Fiberglass is here to help you with the first four bathroom improvements listed above.  Serving Maricopa County for the past 33 years, Todd’s has a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and received the Super Service Award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 from Angie’s List.

In addition, Todd’s has an Aging in Place Specialist on their team.  Kim Kubsch, is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and offers education and home assessments for older adults to live safely, independently and confidently at home as long as possible.

 

Just because Medicare does not pay for grab bars or any of the home modifications listed above, please do not put yourself at risk.  Call Todd’s today at 480 835 7070 or visit: ToddsBathtubs.com.

 

DON’T WAIT!  The cost of four grab bars installed in your toilet and shower is less than 25 hours of home care.  If you slip and fall, you will need hundreds of hours of home care – you do the math!

Why is the curved shower rod a SAFE option?

November 3, 2010

Bathtubs and showers can feel very small and confining.  So you wonder why all the BUZZ about the curved, crescent shaped shower rod?  Several very positive features of this shower rod include: 

-It provides more space for you to shower or bath inside the tub – in other words, the curtain will not cling to you!

Call Todd's at 480 835 7070 to install this curved, crescent shower rod!

-It is permanently attached to the walls using the world’s strongest fastener system. 

-Next time you are in a bathroom in a national hotel chain like Marriott or Hilton, take notice – they use the same permanently-installed, curved,crescent shower rod.     

-Can help prevent accidents – often people try to brace their fall by grasping on to whatever they can see or touch.  Grasping on to a shower curtain hanging with a tension rod will fall down right on top of them. 

These are all benefits of calling Todd ‘s to install this permanently-installed curved, crescent shower rod.  Safety is within reach and plus any safety grab bars or to convert your fiberglass bathtub to a step-in shower!

Since 1978, Todd’s has served Maricopa County.  We are licensed (residential and commercial), bonded and insured and provide warranties for completed work. 

Call Todd’s  today at 480 835 7070 or mail: ToddsBathtubs@hotmail.com or visit www.ToddBathtubs.com

For more Bathroom Safety tips, visit SAFEAginginPlace.com