Grab Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Grab Bars are safety devices fixed in bathrooms for patients elderly and physically challenged people. They are supportive bars which are specially designed to be fitted in bathtubs and restrooms. Unlike towel bars and other light bars grab bars are specially manufactured to handle heavy weights. They can bear up to 250 lb. Designed based on the guidelines of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grab bars come in both straight and combo types. Generally there are three types of grab bars available: Wall-mounted Tub-mounted Suction cup grab bars Wall Mounted Grab Bars: Wall mounted grab bars are installed on the walls near bathtubs or toilets.
This can make it so difficult to get out of a shower. With a grab bar this is made simple once again. Since you can put them anywhere in the shower you can find yourself having something to hang on to at waist height or at standing level you have an aide to step out. If you are a person that bathes in the bathtub versus standing for long periods in the shower having one at the tub level to push or pull yourself up on is ideal - and with the two hundred and fifty pound weight capacity you can pretty much ensure that you can lean as heavily as you like without compromising safety. If getting out of the shower isnt a problem perhaps your body has trouble riding from a sitting position on the toilet.
Since they are just as sturdy in your home too as they are in a hospital room so dont think that because they are in your home that they are not going to be as good as the grab bars in a clinic or a public restroom. To ensure safety these grab bars are anchored into the wall with screws and even come with drywall anchors and other safety measures to ensure that they dont come out of the wall. With a capacity of two hundred fifty pounds of dead weight pressure this will support just about anyone and of course these grab bars can be amped up to hold more weight than they normally would. It all depends on installation and care.