I am seeking another solution to keep a shower curtain rod from falling easily. There were other posts that mentioned drilling and mounting.
I would prefer, if possible, something that is secure, but can be removed wihtout having to take out a screwdriver or drill.
Desired Project Outcome
I am trying to come up with a solution to prevent this or to greatly reduce the possibility of the rod falling again. I do not want them to feel guilty for calling and asking for help, but I also do not want to be called for everything.(trying to preserve independence for both all parties as possible).
I want to prevent, not treat a problem.
Solutions I looked at
Eric Petroelje's solution to How do I secure a shower curtain rod? It is a good one, but do not know how difficult or easy it is to take the bar down. I need it somewhat accessible since I have to clean the shower. (For curtains, a solution may to just get easy detachable rings) Overall, I think this is the best solution.
My proposed solution
I am curious to see if there is some sort of slot, where the mount will be drilled to the wall, but the shower road will lock into place ( very secure) and can be unlocked for easy removal.
Dive Ladder Bracket
Inspiration from this
Background to help you understand who you are designing solution for
I have a grandfather who worked as a diesel mechanic for 30 years. He is now in his late 80s and has dementia.(elderly, confused)
I mention the mechanic part, because he loves to tinker, pull, grab, squeeze and touch things because he did so while working for many years to solve problems on the job.
Unfortunately, lately he does this to everything and it is getting worse.
A few hours ago he channeled his inner Nadia Comaneci (Famous Olympic Gymnast) , pulled down the bar. (I am trying to make the best of the situation, add humor to it so my grandmother keeps her sanity because it can be stressful living with someone who is ,literally, slowing losing their mind.) My grandmother, also 89, cannot put the rod back into place because she is too short.
Pictures of Shower Curtain Rod
Example of possible bar it could be (I do not know what type of bar they have, could not find packaging) :