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bar

 [bahr]
1. a structure having greater length than width, and often some degree of rigidity.
2. a heavy wire or a wrought or cast metal segment, longer than its width, used to connect parts of a removable partial denture.
3. a long narrow rigid structure that a patient can grasp to assist in stabilization.
grab bar a fixed bar in the bathroom to assist a patient in preventing falls while bathing or toileting.
median bar a fibrotic formation across the neck of the prostate, producing obstruction of the urethra.
parallel b's a set of bars running parallel to each other; the patient holds them with the hands to ambulate safely.
tarsal bar tarsal coalition.

grab bar

A bar attached to the wall to assist in basic activities of daily living.
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Delta's Adjustable Hand Shower Grab Bar Shower Head is the best of both worlds.
Many of today's grab bars are cleverly disguised, looking instead like sleek soap dishes, functional shampoo trays, trendy towel racks and even toilet paper holders.
Top priorities included grab bars, higher toilets, curbless showers, and wider doorways.
The SecureMount Anchor's unique design reduces the most common concerns of conventional grab bar installation, including liability concerns, as well as the time and money it takes to complete such a job.
He then points out that hotels have grab bars and other safety features that rarely intrude on the design of the room.
The trouble with installing grab bars is that you have to either find a stud and settle for that location or place blocking behind the wall to mount the anchors.
I stared at the towel bar guiltily I had meant to change it for a grab bar.
If you simply need a little support to lower and raise yourself but there isn't a nearby surface to attach a grab bar, you can get safety frames that wrap around the toilet to offer support.
50 will provide one shower grab bar and installation.
When the face-plate bolt is tightened, a winged stainless steel assembly expands on the other side of the wall surface, creating an anchor that can safely sustain a grab bar.
Never use a grab bar as a towel bar (to avoid grabbing for an unstable towel in place of the grab bar or vice versa).
Glacier bay, model #gb-30018-21 18" stainless steel grab bar b.