What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says “grab bar?” Ugly? Cold? Institutional? After all, where do we most often find grab bars? In schools, hospitals, retail stores and public restrooms. The primary purpose for these devices is functionality rather than form. Most of the grab bars in commercial and public buildings are shiny metal and do little to enhance the facility’s appearance. Of course, the purpose of the grab bars is to be noticed and used, so it is understandable that they are not particularly stylish.
Staying safe and independent in your home calls for you to make wise and prudent choices. As we age, we have a greater risk of falling. We can reduce this risk by adding fall prevention devices such as grab bars to our homes, especially in the bathroom. Still resisting the idea of grab bars in your home? OK, then let’s review some ways that grab bars may enhance your home décor.
Color - Adds a touch of glamour to the space and readily identifies the grab bar location. We offer our popular Ponte Giulio made 16-inch straight grab bar as well as many other grab bars in 14 colors including pink, yellow, black, green, purple and blue.
Metallic - Adds a luxurious appearance to a bathroom. Check out this 42-inch grab bar in 5 metallic colored finishes.
Angles – How about a grab bar with a unique form? Take a look at this 135 degree angled grab bar that comes in 14 colors!
Folding – A grab bar that folds out from the wall can stay retracted until assistance and support are needed to help get up or down from the toilet. This folding safety support is available in 14 different colors.
Corner – This wrap-around grab bar ties neatly around an outside corner to provide safety and support while getting in and out of the shower or tub – choose from 14 colors.
Around a shower faucet - A curved grab bar looks great and offers support in the shower while you are adjusting the water flow.
Toilet paper holder - We offer a toilet paper holder that matches the color and finish of our grab bars. Easily add the holder to a grab bar on the side wall next to a toilet.
For more assistance in selecting and placing grab bars – contact a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) or check out one of our blogs on where and how to install grab bars. Remember- always be sure that grab bars are installed properly per the manufacturer’s instructions.