I needed a grab bar for my shower. Because I am a renter, it could not be installed permanently, so, I needed the suction type. I have tried suction grab bars before without success. They did not adhere to the surface I attached them to for any length of time. So, I was not confident that they would provide me with the support I needed.
I researched online and chose the VIVE 12″ Suction Grab Bar. It was easy to install and has remained tightly adhered to the glass surface since installation a month ago. I have not had to reattach the locking levers since then!
I adhered it to a glass surface but the directions state that it can be used on any non-porous, flat surface including tile(of the right size}, glass, acrylic and fiberglass. Please read the online description thoroughly to make sure it will work on the surface that you intend to use it on. Also, the so called colored “safety indicators” are difficult to see and to me of no use.
THIS GRAB BAR IS FOR BALANCE AND CANNOT BE USED FOR TOTAL WEIGHT TRANSFERS.
I AM NOT ENDORSING THIS PRODUCT BUT SIMPLY STATING MY EXPERIENCE.
And please always remember- SAFETY FIRST
Grab Bar photo
Instead of staying in a “handicap accessible room”, I chose an “Atlantic Oceanfront Suite” due to that fact that I was staying for over two weeks. I did not investigate the “handicap accessible” rooms , so I have no firsthand knowledge of their adequacy. I was told by the front desk staff that they were located on the first floor and are directly above the pool. I would not recommend these rooms simply because of their location. In the pool area and at the outdoor restaurant, loud music is played by the hotel from early morning to late in the evening. And often way into the night, if an event is being held.
I found the young staff here friendly but often my requests fell by the wayside and were never fulfilled. My sense was that management was lacking and that more staff needed to be hired.
I think that the letter that I sent to Ms. Nell Williams, Senior Vice President , Customer Care at the corporate office speaks for itself, so I have included it here: marriott pompano beach amarriott pompano beach ada 2017da 2017da 2017″
I want to disseminate the positive and negative experiences, challenges and frustrations that I must overcome as I navigate our unaccessible world. My hope is that by providing this information to other physically challenged people, they will be able to face fewer barriers and challenges in their lives.
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