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Bathroom Grab Bars

Bathroom grab bars are metal tubes (either straight or curved) that are used on tubs and around toilet seats to help people raise and lower themselves and in showers to provide stability while standing. When purchasing these bars, here are a few things to consider:

  • Straight bars are generally
    • installed on the wall(s) in a shower and around a toilet if the walls are close
    • available in various lengths starting at 12" to meet your needs and situation
    • installed horizontally, vertically or at a slant, whichever would give you the best gripping position
    • grooved or covered with an anti-slip material to ensure a firm grip
  • Curved bars are generally
    • used on the side of a tub with bars having more bends than the usual U-shape providing more opportunities for gripping at various heights while getting in or out
    • around a toilet seat if straight bars on the wall(s)are not appropriate

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