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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.
See also: bar
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The bench seat attached to the wall most times is too far from easy self-control of the water control and the handheld shower head, and it eliminates the possibility of a grab bar on the wall the bench is attached to.
Grab bars aren't just helpful in the bathroom: they're also useful near exterior doors, inside and out.
Many people think of grab bars for the shower and bathtub, but consider putting one near the toilet, too.
The rear grab bar can be reduced to 24 inches if the adjacent fixture is recessed.
Another method, which requires opening the wall in the area where the bars are to be installed, fastens so-called wood blocking to the studs; the wall is then closed up and the grab bars are fastened to the blocking.
Remove any clutter, and consider grab bars for corridors.
Top priorities included grab bars, higher toilets, curbless showers, and wider doorways.
Two collections of Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant grab bars match faucets and accessories produced by Moen (Creative Specialties' parent company).
Home Care[R] by Moen[R] has introduced SecureMount[TM] grab bars for bathroom safety.
The company also makes a range of ADA-compliant grab bars.
Projects for aging-in-place remodeling vary from the installation of shower grab bars or adjustments of countertop heights to private elevators and first-floor master suites.
distributing partners and carry accessories such as grab bars, bath mats, and mirrors.