Mobility Handles and Grab Rails
The ability remain a mobile and independent individual is an essential aspect of life for elderly people. Mobility has an impact on a persons physical and emotional health. There is a broad array of mobility aids and tools that can help those who are elderly get around on their own. One example of effective mobility aids are grab rails. These can be used in almost every home, but it is important to consider which type of aid meets the need.What are some types of grab bars for the bath?
There are many different types of bars for the bath including:
- Horizontal bath rails: These mobility rails are designed to be grabbed when standing up from a seated position such as shower chairs.
- Vertical bath rails: These rails are also designed to be grabbed when standing up from a seated position.
- Floor to ceiling rails: These rails are designed to assist a person who is disabled to sit down or stand up in the bathtub.
- Floor-mounted bath rails: These rails consisting of a curved top and a bar across the bath are intended to help someone entering or exiting a bathtub.
- Bath-mounted bath rails: This system clamps to the side of a bathtub, and it aids people entering or exiting the tub.
- Cross-bath rails: These folding rails attach to the wall near the taps, and they have a frame that rests on the top of the sides of the bathtub. It aids individuals with stability when in the tub.
- Tap-fixed rails: These folding mobility rails attach to the taps and are intended to provide an individual with stability while in the tub, and they can be folded up when not in use.
There are many different types of grab bars for the commode including:
- Vertical rail: These mobility rails can either help a person rise from the commode or help provide stability while standing to use it.
- Horizontal rail: These rails extend in front of the commode, and they can be used when a person is sitting down or rising from the commode.
- Drop-down hinged rails: These folding rails attach to the wall, and they fold down when needed.
- Toilet frames: These units on legs fit over the commode.
Yes, grab bars are available in a variety of different shapes including:
- Angled grab bars: These bars combine a vertical and a horizontal grab bar.
- L-shaped grab bars: These grab bars have a 90-degree corner in them allowing users to grab the vertical or horizontal piece.
- Corner grab bars: These vertical grab rails are designed to attach to two different walls.
- Trapeze bars: These bars are often placed above beds so that a person can assist with repositioning.
Yes, grab rails come in a variety of finishes including:
- Stainless steel