A Buyer’s Guide to Bathroom Safety Rails

Bathroom safety is associated with the concept of maintaining a safe environment for people with impaired mobility and motor functions, and for the elderly who have a difficult time moving around in the bathroom.

What are Bathroom Safety Rails?

Bathroom Safety Rails

Bathroom safety rails are individual or sets of safety rails that are installed in the bathroom to provide support for patients to move around in the bathroom. They are commonly installed around bathtubs and near commodes & shower areas. Safety rails should not be confused with hand rails which are installed near staircases and walkways. These safety rails are specifically designed to maintain a person’s stability while moving around the slippery surfaces of bathrooms.

Types of Bathroom Safety Rails?

  • Straight safety rails - They are horizontal bars attached in a length to provide a simple support. They can be installed vertically as well as horizontally.
  • Angled safety rails - They are made at an angle, mostly 90°, and help moving around corners and turns
  • Cranked safety rails - They are designed to be installed near doorways and windows. They provide support when the person enters or exits the bathroom or shower area
  • System safety rails - They are a series of horizontal safety rails attached to create a chain around the wall. They are optimal for moving to different places
  • Drop Down safety rails - They are usually installed near commodes as their shape and size enable them to be used around commodes for sitting as well as standing.

Precautions To Take While Installing and Using Bathroom Safety Rails

  • Inspect the area where the safety rails are used to see if the wall is strong enough to support the weight of the person using the grab rail
  • For system safety rails, check whether each piece of the rail is fitted properly before use
  • Never attach any external part to a different grab rail as they might not fit and forcing them might reduce the strength or damage the rail
  • Never use the safety rails as hangers for clothes as they you might reduce the grip of the rail

Choosing The Right Bathroom Safety Rail

  1. If you’re looking for support near commodes than using drop down safety rails is the best option. They come in both floor attached versions and commode attached versions.

     
Drive Stand Alone Toilet Safety Rail Essential Medical Height Adjustable Toilet Safety Rail
Drive Stand Alone Toilet Safety Rail
 
Essential Medical Height Adjustable Toilet Safety Rail
 
  1. The bathtub safety rails are perfect options for people looking for support in the bathtub. They can be clamped to the side of the bathtub and provide adequate support to the user.
Homecraft Tub Bar Essential Medical Plastic Molded Tub Safety Rail
Homecraft Tub Bar
 
Essential Medical Plastic Molded Tub Safety Rail
 
  1. Cranked or angled or bathtub rails are perfect to be used near stairs or doors in bathrooms. They can be installed in an ascending or descending position and also in an angled position sideways.

     
HealthCraft Angled P. T. Rail Homecraft Devon Toilet Support Rail
HealthCraft Angled P. T. Rail
 
Homecraft Devon Toilet Support Rail
 

Bathroom safety rails serve the same function as grab bars but the basic difference being they can be installed in series to support continuous walking or moving around in the bathroom. Choosing the right bathroom grab rail helps to ensure a safe and accident-free environment in the bathroom.

Where to buy Bathroom Safety Rails online?

Safety rails are similar to grab bars in structure but are in a rail like sequence the gives continuous support to the patient while they move around in the bathroom. At Patient room we offer a wide range of Grab Bar and Safety Rails from top brands such as Drive Medical, Healthcraft, Clarke Health Care. Shop now!

 

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