1. Grab bars should be mounted to wall studs, not sheetrock.
2. Grab bars should be located where they can best assist users in preventing slips and falls.
3. Grab bars come in a wide variety of lengths and styles.
4. Many grab bars meet or exceed ADA standards.
Home accidents are most likely to occur in a bathroom. According to studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) more than 230,000 nonfatal bathroom injuries among people over age 15 are treated in emergency rooms each year.
Injuries occur most frequently in or around a tub or shower. Women are more likely to experience injuries than men. Overall, injury rates increase with age, especially accidents where a person slips and falls near a toilet.
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