Bathroom grab bars are a product that is indispensable for seniors with mobility assistance issues.
They enable those with difficulty getting around to be able to toilet or use the shower more safely or to be able to toilet on their own without assistance getting up and down.
Below you can see the bathroom grab bar that my brother and I installed for my mother in the bathroom of her apartment.
We placed them directly opposite the toilet vertically (more on installation in a minute) as well as in the shower to allow her to grab onto the bar and use it as support to help her lift herself up after toileting.
The grab bar is solid steel so it has the strength to do the job.
Grab Bar Installation
When it comes to installing the grab bar, my brother and I placed grab bars in both the shower and the bathroom, and you can see in the picture.
Both grab bars were installed using a standard drill and electronic stud finders, so that we could anchor the bars to the wall securely and have no possibility of the bars coming off as Mom pulled on them.
Being that we also have the shower bench, the bathroom grab bar wasn’t as important, but the one opposite the toilet is very important. For that one we installed the 32” grab bar vertically so that my mother can grab on with both hands as she lifts herself off of the toilet.
As the best part is that the two of them were pretty cheap, around $20 a piece, and installation took about 15 minutes.
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