Grab Bar Quiz:
Who are grab bars for?
a) people ages 65+
b) people undergoing physical therapy
c) people with disabilities
d) people without disabilities
e) all of the above
Answer: e) all of the above. Grab bars are not just for the elderly like most people think. They can help a number of people at any age. Grab bars are encouraged in a rehabilitation process to help the healing and prevention of lower body injuries. People with disabilities also utilize grab bars to aid them in everyday tasks.
What standards must my grab bar meet?
Answer: a) ADA. In order for grab bars to be effective as a physical aid they must be ADA (American disability Act) compliant. The ADA’s accessibility standards include specific height requirements for the installation of grab bars.
True or False: Grab Bars are expensive.
Answer: False! Grab-Bar.com has a wide variety of very affordable and stylish grab bars. Our 1-½” stainless steel grab bars start at $12.94!
What is the main purpose of a Grab bar?
a.) to steady ones self while getting into and out of the shower
b.) to lower and raise ones self safely in and out of a seated position
c.) reduce the hazards of falling in a shower or bathtub
d.) all of the above
Answer: d.) all of the above. Grab bars are helpful in many different situations. The bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house because of the dangers of falling. A grab bar provides safety for your whole family in these slippery situations.
How many Grab Bars should you have in a bathroom?
Answer: c) 3. Two should be mounted around your shower with one inside and one outside. These will help you to stable yourself as you get in and out of the shower and also aid you while showering. Another grab bar should be located next to the toilet to assist you as your lower yourself and stand up off of the toilet.
True or False: Grab Bars are for bathroom use only.
Answer: False! Grab bars can be used in any room in the house where maneuvering or transferring from one position to another may be difficult. Grab bars are helpful even in non-slippery environments where falling is still a possibility. For example; the elderly, the disabled or even physical rehabilitation patients may have trouble shifting body weight when getting into bed.
True or False: All Grab Bars are dull and drab.
Answer: False! There are many different finishes and styles of grab bars that can fit in with any bathroom décor. Just check out the Elegant and Decorator lines on Grab-Bar.com!
What diameter should my grab bar be?
a.) ¾”- 1”
b.) 1” -1-¼”
c.) 1-¼” – 1-½”
d.) 1- ½” – 1- ¾”
Answer: c.) 1-¼” – 1-½”. These two dimensions are not too thick so it is easy to grasp and help to prevent injuries, but not too thin so the bar remains sturdy in any situation.
True or False: I can install a Grab bar myself.
Answer: True! You can install a Grab bar yourself, and there are even step by step Video instructions located on Grab-Bar.com http://www.grab-bar.com/installation
Now you can answer the last question yourself….
Should I purchase a grab bar?