February 2015 Issue
Long hallways can be tough on people with limited mobility, which is the reason so many senior care centers have continuous handrail systems. Consider doing the same thing at home. You can install a simple wooden railing...or consider the PromenAid handrail system, a problem-solving product that has a unique bracket design that slides along an open channel in the bottom of the handrail. This lets you locate the handrail anywhere and slide the brackets to wherever studs are located without adding extra blocking. The brackets also pivot so you can install the handrail vertically or at an angle. These elegant handrails have snap-on end caps and returns, and the articulating joints allow them to go around corners or down stairs. You can buy complete kits or individual components at promenaid.com. Just make sure any handrail you install has returns.