National Senior Safety Week

November 6-12 is National Senior Safety Week and Aquassure Accessible Baths would like to remind everyone that Preventing Falls can save you or your loved one’s life. Over one third of seniors will fall this year, many will fall more than once; some will die. Most don’t discuss their falls with their healthcare providers until they are badly injured. Most seniors fall at home and most fall in the bathroom. Continue reading

Exhaustion to Stroke: Why Summer Safety Is Important

With the official calendar start of summer just past, the Okanagan has embraced summer and is heating up, bringing in those sunny skies and climbing temperatures. Whether you love the sun and are ready to swim, or you’re just counting down the minutes until you can stand in front of an air conditioner again, it’s important to recognize the dangers of the sun and the heat it provides, and be ready to protect yourself and others. Continue reading

Redoing Your Bathroom: A Quick Guide

So you’ve decided to renovate your bathroom. You want to ensure your family’s safety in the coming years and are planning to install a more accessible solution for bathing. There are a lot of options on the market today, and a lot of things to look at. You need to decide budget, ensure you’re getting the right installer, and decide on what product(s) you’re looking for, what you want, and compare it to what you really need. How do you get it all done without stress?

At Aquassure our goal is to get you in the tub or shower that melds your wants with your needs and leaves you feeling safe and as stress free as possible. Very few people take renovation by the horns and relish every second of it, so we’ve found some questions and tips that can help make the experience easier to manage and give you a stepping off point. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About the Sun

This year marks the Canadian Cancer Society’s 75th anniversary, celebrating 75 years of educating Canadians on cancer, and supporting research in the fight for a cure. They give endless support for the community at large by providing constant up-to-date and accurate information, creating venues for conversation, opening camps for children and teens, and providing access to wigs and prosthesis, among their many efforts to help. Awareness has always been at the forefront of their focus, and this week, June 3-9, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to bring to light the risks of the sun during National Sun Awareness Week, an educational week on the subject of sun and the prevention of skin cancer. Continue reading

Focus On: Liquiguard Solid Step Cote

When you’re concerned about bathroom safety, slips and falls are often the most common accident that comes to mind. The bathroom can be a slippery zone, and all it takes is one fall to do damage. With your safety on our mind, we present a product we trust to enhance the traction of your shower, tub, grab bar or flooring, without ruining the quality of your product. Liquiguard Solid Step Cote is our choice as an easy to apply, permanent non-slip coating that can be applied to your tub or shower to turn it from slick to non-slip! Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness Week

Aquassure Accessible Baths wants to support Public Safety Canada in reminding everyone about national Emergency Preparedness Week this first full week of May, and the value of being prepared in the face of a crisis. Public Safety Canada and Red Cross both recommend preparing an Emergency Plan for you and your family, and gathering supplies that can carry you through at least 72 hours without access to regular support. Continue reading

GreatGrabz Grab Bars – Jewelry for your bathroom!

One of the most important parts of our business is the customer’s safety. All our products are tested, trialed, and studied to ensure that they will not only meet the needs of basic safety standards, but exceed them. Our grab bars are one of these products, and are the simple, universal key to a safer bathroom.

Whether you’re aging, sore, unsteady, or simply unable to do what you used to, grab bars are simple but very useful tools in helping you to enter, exit, and just get around your bathroom. They ease standing and sitting, and provide a point of outside strength that you can use to enhance your mobility. When installed properly, our grab bars can hold up to 250 pounds of weight, which is a lot of strength on your side. Your bathroom support system, grab bars can ease care giving needs for a more private bathing experience when appropriate.

Our classic safety bar line features straight, u-shaped, and L-shaped grab bars, in satin stainless steel, powder coat (in a variety of colours), or wrinkle coat (textured powder coat surface). Available lengths are 12”- 48” with a 1.25” or 1.50” diameter for complete ADA compliance. All our grab bars have hidden stainless screws, for a seamless look with no rust spots or hard-to-clean areas.

GreatGrabz is an exciting collection of grab bars that provide the support you need with the designer style you want, leaving the clinical look behind. Available is the Signature Wave, Signature Horizon, Splash Plateau, Splash Peak, Unique Touch Infinity, and Unique Touch Heritage styles with a variety of finishes and colours.

Burmese teak Horizon grab bar

Horizon grab bar in Burmese teak

The Wave is available in 24” or 36” lengths, both with a 1.25” diameter. The Horizon bars are available in 10” – 42” lengths, all with a 1.25” diameter. Both boast their style forward vision of customizable finish combinations that allow you to mix and match fittings and bars to meet your unique design aspirations. The varying lengths of the Horizon, and easy installation, means that you can place these anywhere for support, and function, by turning them into towel bars, robe hooks, and more.

The Splash series offers two options in bars, the classic straight Plateau, and the curved Peak. The Plateau is available in 12”- 48”, with a 1.25” diameter. The Peak offers 24” and 36” options, also in a 1.25” diameter. All of the Splash line can be custom colored to your design using the Benjamin Moore RAL color collection.

Heritage grab bar multi-stone blue

Heritage grab bar, multi-stone blue

Unique Touch brings us the option of acrylic with their Infinity (square tube profile) and Heritage lines of grab bars. Both lines are available in 12”, 16” and 24” lengths with a 1.275” diameter. The curved Heritage bars also offer interesting and unique patterns within clear acrylic to add spice to your bathroom’s design.

The finishes and colours include metallic, wood and acrylic finishes. The acrylic finishes include everything from glow in the dark to stone looks to lime translucent. Metal finishes range from satin nickel to oil rubbed bronze. We have even have teak!