Grab bars are safety devices designed to assist a person to maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, hold some of their weight while maneuvering, or have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall.
Grab bars increase accessibility and safety for people with a variety of disabilities or mobility difficulties. Grab bars are most commonly installed next to a toilet or in a shower or bath enclosure.
Grab bars are used in bathrooms to help prevent accidents such as falling, slipping and sliding. Install grab bars on the side of a bath tub or shower wall. You should also install them on the walls where extra support may be needed, such as around the toilet and sink areas. You can mount most grab bars vertically, horizontally or diagonally in the tub or by the toilet.