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Grabrails for Mobility Problems & Support

For disabled and elderly people these grabrails when suitably positioned inside or outside the home can be used for support and movement if you have mobility problems. For use in the bathroom, toilet and for negotiating steps.

Grab Rails Including: Heavy duty, fluted, coloured, plastic, hand rail system, outdoor grabrail, economy, chromium, knurled finish, toilet rails, wooden, suction, newel rail, wall to floor, with toilet roll holder, foldaway

Information on the uses and fitting of grab rails at foot of page.
See also:
Bed Support Rails


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Corner Fluted Hand Rail System
Corner Fluted Hand Rail System
Coloured Grab Rails
Grab Rails Coloured
Plastic Fluted

Safety Grip Handle Extra Support When You Need It

Tacate grab bar
Indoor / Outdoor Handy Grab Rail
Indoor / Outdoor Handy
Grab Rail
Grab Rails Prima
Grab Rails Prima
Heavy Duty Outdoor Grab Rail
Heavy Duty Outdoor Grab Rail
Grab Rails Plastic Coated SteelGrab Rails Plastic Coated
Steel
Grab Rails EconomyGrab Rails Economy Bed Grabrail
Bed Smart Grabrail
Grab Rails Chromimum Plated Steel Grab Rails Chromium
Plated Steel
Grab Rails Chromium Plated Steel With Knurled FinishGrab Rails Chromium Plated
Steel With Knurled Finish
Chrome Bath / Shower Grab
Rail With Soap Basket
Grab Rail Wooden
Grab Rail Wooden

12" GRAB BAR SUPPORT RAIL
KNURLED CHROME BATHROOM
AID

12" Plastic Grab Rail
with grip

18" GRAB BAR SUPPORT RAIL
KNURLED CHROME BATHROOM
AID

Patterson Medical Chrome Grab Rail
Bed Stick Bed Stick Grab Rail Suction 24inch
Grab Rail Suction 24inch
Grab Rail Suction 12inch
Grab Rail Suction 12inch
Grab Bar Ashby Angled
Grab Bar Ashby Angled
Polished Stainless Steel Grab Rail
Polished Stainless Steel
Grab Rail
Spa Stainless Steel Grab Rail
Spa Stainless Steel
Grab Rail
Drop Down Safety Rail With Toilet Roll Holder Drop Down Safety Rail With
Toilet Roll Holder
Croydex Stainless Steel Anti-Slip Grip Concealed Fixings Straight Grab Bar, 30 cm, Chrome
Ashby Shower KitAshby Shower Kit
Patterson Medical Homecraft
Moulded Fluted Grab Rail
12-inch
Steel Newel Rail
Steel Newel Rail
Fold Away Grab Rail 506A Fold Away Grab Rail 506A
Fold-Away Grab Rail With Supporting Leg 506D
Fold-Away Grab Rail With?
Supporting Leg 506D
Grab Bar Deluxe Bathtub
Grab Bar Deluxe Bathtub
Grab Bar Padded (Angled)
Grab Bar Padded (Angled)
Ringwood Wall To Floor Grab Rail
Ringwood Wall To Floor
Grab Rail
Grab Bar Plastic Fluted Coloured Angled
Grab Bar Plastic Fluted
Coloured Angled
Floor Mounted Double Arm Hinged Rail
Floor Mounted Double Arm
Hinged Rail

Polished Stainless Steel
Grab Rail - 60cm (24") Length
Spa Stainless Steel Folding Support Rail
Spa Stainless Steel
Folding Support Rail
Fold Away Grab Rail Height Adjustable Floor Mounted
Fold Away Grab Rail Height
Adjustable Floor Mounted
Fold Away Grab Rail Height Adjustable
Fold Away Grab Rail
Height Adjustable
Fold Away Rail With Supporting Leg Heavy Duty
Fold Away Rail With
Supporting Leg Heavy Duty

Easybar Easybar Suction
Grab Rail 35cm

Moulded Fluted Grab Rail
18" (45cm)

Amazing Locking Super
Economy Suction Grab Bar/Rail

Easybar Easybar Suction
Grab Rail 50cm

Prima Grab Bar In White 18"

Grabrails types and advice on fitting

Common Uses:

* Support at entrance steps.
* Helping to stand and sit - toilet/chair.
* Help using the Bath or Shower.
* An aid to balance when dressing or standing.

Community Occupational Therapists based at Social Services (they do home assessments) or Hospital OT Departments (if you are coming out of hospital and need some help) can advise on where and how grabrails may be useful.

Grabrails are usually produced in several types of finish:
1. Chrome plated - tough but slippery with wet hands. They need to be earth bonded where Institute of Electrical Engineers wiring regulations apply (especially in bathrooms).
2. Epoxy resin coated/solid plastic/painted - choice of colours can be obtained and feel warmer than chrome. The epoxy coating on grabrails can lift off if the coating is damaged and moisture is allowed to attack the base metal of the grabrail.
Painted rails will also suffer in time if the paint is damaged allowing moisture to start corrosion of the base metal. Check that the rail is comfortable to hold and there is sufficient room between the rail and the wall to allow the person to secure a strong handgrip.
It is recommended that there should be a space of about 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" between the wall and the rail. Ensure that the rail is comfortable to hold especially if the person has weak or painful hands.
It is recommended that the rail should have a diameter of between 1" to 1 3/4".
Coloured rails that contrast with the wall colour are useful for people who have a visual impairment. Grabrails should always be fitted if possible to solid walls and by a person competent in drilling and rawplugging.
Special care is required where dry lining or plasterboard partitions are encountered.
Corrosion of fixtures and fittings should be considered, especially when fitting grabrails outdoors.


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