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Useful Tips: Where To Install Grab Bars In Your Home

Posted by Jie Yin Tan on

With majority of falls among the elderly occurring in their homes, it is important to fall-proof the bathroom area. Installing grab bars is a simple way to prevent falls, and to also provide users with more support as they carry out their daily activities. In this article, we cover the key areas in the bathroom where you should install grab bars.

Beside the toilet bowl

We recommend a 30cm or 45cm straight grab bar, installed horizontally beside the toilet bowl to support the user in sitting and standing.

If there is no wall beside the toilet bowl, you can consider a folding grab bar instead. The folding grab bar will be installed on the back wall and there is an option to flip up and down depending on preference.

Note: If there is a glass partition or wall, it is not recommended to install any grab bar nor use any suction bar on this surface as it is not designed for such a purpose.

In the shower area

We recommend a 30cm straight grab installed vertically under the shower head, and 45cm along the wall installed horizontally. 

If the user has limited mobility and cannot stand for longer periods of time, you can also consider a shower seat.

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Entrance of doorways with small step

We recommend a shorter bar of 20cm or 30cm to be installed vertically on the wall next to the door frame. You can also consider a slimmer designer grab bar.

Installation charges

We can recommend an experienced handyman to perform the installation of grab bars. Installation rates are $35 (standard grab bars), $45 (non-standard e.g. folding grab bars, wall-mounted shower seats) for the first fixture. Subsequent fixtures will cost $10 (standard) and $15 (non-standard) each.

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  • Thank you for sharing this useful tips on where to install grab bars in home. This can help other people, I should take note of this. Thank you for sharing this one.

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