How to Install Horizontal Grab Bars to Increase Patient Safety

published 1 month ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

As we continue to look at home safety modifications we must assess for grab bars. Grab bars are safety devices designed to enable 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. A caregiver may use a grab bar to assist with transferring a patient from one place to another. 

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