Using Bathroom Grab Bars
A grab bar is an accessory that can be used in bathtubs and shower stalls to reduce the risk of falling and injuring yourself when taking a bath or shower. A grab bar can be made of stainless steel, aluminum or plastic. People of all ages and abilities can benefit from using grab bars.
Using a grab bar can reduce your risk of falling in the bathtub and shower. There are two types of grab bars to choose from: wall mounted and portable. A wall mounted grab bar can:
- help you steady yourself while stepping into and out of the bathtub or shower stall
- help you safely lower and raise yourself into and up from the bottom of the bathtub
A portable grab bar can help you steady yourself while stepping into and out of the bathtub. A portable grab bar can be installed on the bathtub rim with minimal effort and is removable so you may take it with you when you travel or move.