Hold on to your Safety and Independence with Grab Bars

For aging and disabled people, common everyday living activities in the home can be challenging.  Grab bars provide security and facilitate movement for essential functions in the home.  In 2019, over 4 million people over the age of 55 experienced unintentional falls that resulted in emergency room visits1 and over 80% of older adult falls occur in the bathroom.  A recommendation found in multiple CDC brochures on home safety, fall prevention and aging in place; is to install grab bars next to and inside the tub or shower as well as next to the toilet to avoid slip and fall accidents. 

Security Pole or Curve Grab Bar

Where Can Grab Bars be Purchased?

Grab bars come in many sizes and colors, and prices will vary based on the quality and type of fixture.  In addition to Back Home Safely, there are many places to purchase grab bars:

  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Amazon
  • GrabbarSpecialists.com
  • MyGrabbar.com
  • Myknobs.com

It is important that grab bars be installed by a skilled person to ensure the strength and safely of the installation.

1 https://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/nfilead.html

2 https://www.ada-compliance.com/ada-compliance/609-grab-bars

August 13, 2021