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Wall Grab Bars / Handicap Wall Rails

Wall grab bars, or handicap wall rails, are handrails designed to assist an individual with limited mobility in getting up, steadying himself, or moving over. Wall grab bars come in many different sizes, and can be positioned either horizontally, vertically or at a 45 degree angle. As you’ll soon observe, each position offers distinct benefits. Read More...

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Handicap Grab Bar Installation

There are three types of wall-mounted bathtub grab bars; the chart below will help you choose which wall-mounted ones will work best for your needs.

Vertical vs. Horizontal vs. Angled Grab Bar Installation

How to Install Wall Grab Bars

Installing wall handles for elderly individuals is not that complicated. Use this guide to install your wall grab bars properly so that they will provide the most possible support. 

Guide to Choosing Wall Grab Bars

It’s very important to find sturdy handicap wall rails for elderly individuals that will work for their needs and will provide them with the right amount of support, keeping you safe. There are several important factors to look out for when choosing a wall grab bar, in order to ensure that the option you settle on is best for you. 

Composition

Bathroom wall grab bars are usually comprised of stainless steel, plastic, nylon, or aluminum. Whenever possible, choose metal bathtub wall rails over plastic or nylon ones, since they are stronger, and are more resistant to the development of mold and mildew. Be sure that the grab bar is made from a material that is rust and corrosion resistant, especially if it’s stainless steel or any other metal. 

Textured Grip Surface

A grab bar with a textured grip surface is easier to grasp and hold onto. Therefore when provided with the option, always pick a textured grab bar, such as one that is knurled, over one that has a smooth surface. This is especially important when you’ll be using the grab bar in the shower, since it might be damp and therefore even harder to hold onto. 

Clearance from the Wall

Be sure that the grab bar offers enough clearance from the wall, since you don’t want your fingers bumping into the wall before you get a good hold on the bar. Men have larger hands, and therefore should choose wall safety rails with at least three inches of clearance from the wall. 

Color & Style

You may want to choose a wall grab bar that seamlessly matches your decor in both color and style, so that it’s not so noticeable. Or, alternatively, you may be purchasing this grab bar for someone who is visually impaired, and therefore you want the grab bar to be as easily noticeable as possible. Another situation in which you may prefer to choose a grab bar that contrasts with the color of your walls is if it’s for someone with dementia.

Weight Capacity

According to the ADA, grab bars must be able to support at least 250 pounds. If you weigh less than that, any ADA grab bar should be okay, but it’s better to be safe and know for sure - always check the maximum weight capacity of a grab bar even if it’s been listed as ADA approved. 

The Best Wall Grab Bars

The following is a carefully researched list of the best wall grab bars available today. 

1. Drive Medical Chrome Knurled Grab Bar

This Drive Grab Bar is sophisticated, yet provides safe support. The knurled surface makes it easy to hold on to for support. With a highly reflective, decorative chrome finish, this is not only a practical grab bar from a reputable company; it’s also a well-designed piece. If you’re looking for shower bars for the wall of your home, this Drive Grab Bar is an excellent choice.

  • Knurled
  • 1.5” clearance
  • Chrome finish
  • Lifetime warrantee

2. Moen Grab Bar Towel Rack

The Moen Grab Bar Towel Rack is subtly elegant, and, aside from being supportive, will add some style to any bathroom. Crafted from stainless steel, this lustrous towel bar grab bar is corrosion resistant and made to last. There are 3 different finish options: Nickel, bronze and chrome. 

  • 24” bar length
  • 1” diameter
  • Supports max. 250 lb. 
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

3. Moen Secure Mount Grab Bar

This grab bar from Moen features a peened finish, which is easier to hold onto. It’s constructed of stainless steel, and is corrosion resistant.

  • 1-1/4" x 16"
  • Peened Stainless Steel
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Stainless steel

4. Dependa Bar

The Dependa Bar is an innovative, brilliantly designed L-shaped grab bar with a repositionable rail protruding from one side. When you don’t need the protruding bar, you can simply reposition it and lock it into place against the wall. The diamond pattern knurling on the protruding bar is easy to grasp. This bar is water resistant, rust resistant, and has an anti-microbial finish.

  • Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
  • Rail Diameter: 1.25”
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Knurled finish 

5. Cardinal Health Grab Bar

This supportive grab bar comes in white, so that it can match your bathroom decor. It is a supportive choice for seniors and disabled individuals. 

  • 300 lbs 
  • 2” wall clearance
  • 12” or 16” long

6. Moen SecureMount Grab Bar with Curl Grip 

This Moen Grab Bar features an easily graspable design, complete with finger notches. Constructed from a durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, with a gleaming chrome finish, this one offers the ideal balance of support and style. 

  • Curl grip
  • Chrome finish
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

7. Invacare Knurled Grab Bar 

This Invacare Grab Bar is constructed from heavy-gauge steel for extra stability. The knurled chrome finish is both easy to grasp and aesthetically pleasing. 

  • Knurled chrome finish
  • Rust resistant
  • Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
  • 12", 16", 18", 24", & 32" length options

 

Choose wall grab bars today on AvaCare Medical! Browse our selection of sturdy, well-designed wall safety rails today. Improve the safety of your bathroom as soon as you can by placing an order now!