If your limited mobility makes restroom safety an issue, bathroom safety grab bars are an easy and convenient way to make your life just a bit easier – and a whole lot safer.
Grab bars are useful in several points around your restroom and are relatively inexpensive to purchase and install. If you are looking for retail options, both the HealthProductsforYou and the AgeComfort websites have simple and affordable options to help meet your needs.
Whether you have trouble standing and sitting or worry that your physical limitations may cause you to fall and hurt yourself while bathing or showering, bathroom safety grab bars are an excellent way to promote domestic independence and give you a sense of safety and reassurance in your daily life.
While bathroom safety grab bars can be installed anywhere that you feel a little extra support, the most common uses for them are on either side of the toilet and in the shower.
The use of these everyday appliances is the cause of the majority of bathroom injuries each year. Installing safety bars gives you a boost of strength and support when and where you need it and prevent you from having to ask for help doing simple bathroom activities.
When it comes to purchasing bars from these two sites – you are definitely not short on options. Regardless of the size and design of your bathrooms you will very likely have no issues finding a style of safety bar that meets your needs and blends well with the décor of your bathroom.
Below are listed just a few of the hundreds of safety bar options and their price ranges to help get you started with this undertaking.
If you are looking for an option that is both useful and inexpensive to add an extra bit of balance in your rest room, the suction cup bar from Healthsmart is an excellent option for you. This bar will easily adhere to any non-porous surface – making it great for installing beside your toilet.
This device is sturdy and installable at home without professional help, and is available through the AgeComfort website for $30.
Produced by HealthCraft Products, Inc. the Dependa bar is a large pivoting grab bar that is innovative enough that it is useful both in the shower and beside the toilet. The metal of the bar is rust resistant and will withstand water exposure.
Durable enough that regardless of your weight it will support you if you lean against or pull on it, this grab bar is available through the HealthProductsforYou website for $215.
These heavy duty steel grab bars made by the Invacare Company are an excellent addition to any modern bathroom. The chrome design and thick 2.5” diameter makes them an appealing and sturdy way to protect you from falling in the rest room.
These bars are usable both horizontally and vertically – so install them whichever way feels best for you. Also, keep in mind that these bars come in sizes from 12”-24” to meet your needs and range in price from $12 to $16 through the HealthProductsforYou website.
Regardless of your reason for needing a bit of extra safety and support in your rest room, bathroom safety grab bars make living independently just a bit more simple. Another plus to most bathroom security bars is they are available in a variety of materials and designs and don't require professional installation.