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August 12, 2017 18:06

Grab bars for the disabled in the bathroom and toilet : folding , wall , installation

Grab bars in bathroom
  • Terms Security
  • Recommendations for choosing
  • requirements
  • Standard equipment
  • Forms and materials
  • installation in bathrooms
  • Installing toilets
  • Other accessories for bathrooms

Gen. people with disabilities is significantly different from the life of a healthy person.When we talk about the creation of special conditions for disabled people, we tend to mean primarily the creation of special ramps, installation of handrails and lifts for people with disabilities.

To facilitate the use of any premises to install special handrails and other assistive devices exist everywhere paramount importance they have in the bathroom and toilet.

Have handrails in sanitary areas most justified from a safety point of view, because the wet floor is slippery even completely healthy people, not to mention the people with the problems of the musculoskeletal system.

Bathroom equipped with handrails

Previously, these rails can be found only in specialized medical institutions.In the free market it is difficult to find, and if

any model and could reach "to pull", they apparently were more like an instrument of torture.At the moment, to find any handrails and fixtures for the disabled is not difficult.At the same time you have the opportunity to choose from several designs depending on what style your bathroom or toilet is made.

Terms Security

Safety is a key criterion for choosing a wheelchair handrail. necessary to think carefully and calculate every move a person with disabilities have to do to make this or that procedure.

In addition, make sure that the floor in the bathroom as possible no water and it was not slippery - if a person with disabilities slip on a wet floor, it can lead to more serious injuries and complications.Hang a special curtain for the bathroom, as well as use special stickers or rubber mats in the bath itself. Prefer rough floor tiles or also use a variety of rugs for the bathroom.

Rubber mats for bathroom

addition handrails, water security procedures to help ensure that special steps to the bathroom, board and transplanting various seats.All of these devices do not cancel, and only supplement use handrails.

Stairs Bathroom

Recommendations for choosing

  • One of the most important things to consider when choosing a handrail - the load for which they are designed. necessary to carefully study the specifications and consult with advisors about the store carrying capacity.This takes into account height, weight and physical ability disabled.
  • number of handrails and their assembly shall be based on size of the room - they should not interfere with the free movement of the person.Let special adaptations will be less, but they are located in the right places.If space in the bathroom or the toilet is small, set special pens, angular design or purchase a non-stationary multifunctional vacuum rail.
  • If the patient suffers from arthritis, it is better to give preference to curved designs , which can reduce the load on the brush arms, carrying her to the forearm.
  • When choosing hangers, consider how well the patient's vision. When it comes to the elderly person with poor eyesight, give preference to color the rail.
The vacuum rail for the bathroom
Yellow rail sink


course, to the rail in bathrooms for the disabled have special requirements:

  • In the first place - it strength handrails themselves andtheir anchorages. is better if you have a significant margin of safety products based on the largest member of your family.It is not excluded that the rails will be used, and other family members. Max load wheelchair handrails on average 120-150 kg.
  • material for the handrail to be moisture-resistant (as a rule, preference is given to stainless steel chromed) and durable.
  • Depending on the individual patient, handrails should have some form of (straight or L-shaped) and stops.
  • When it comes to wall handrail, then their recommended fastened to the supporting wall.
  • Install handrails with the growth patient - usually horizontal rails placed at a height of 70-100 cm from the floor.
  • Handrails should be regularly cleaned and disinfected .
L-shaped handrails for disabled
Options for installing hand rails in the bathroom

Standard equipment

Grab bars can be sold with fasteners without them. If rail is sold together with fasteners, you usually come with it:

  • screws;
  • dowels;
  • magnets for fixing the handrail;
  • screws;
  • anchors;
  • brackets;
  • hinges;
  • cross;
  • flanges;
  • plugs, etc.

Forms and materials

Special devices for people with disabilities in the bathrooms are sliding, folding and stationary.

most common types of holders and hangers:

  • Wall angle to make it easier to go up and down in the bath.
  • sink radius or straight shape - to support people with disabilities during hand washing.
  • Recliners , a turnstile with special handhold.
  • Wall stationary - make it easier to move around the room
  • Portable , with a system of vacuum attachment.

There stylish handrails that will add elegance to your home decor.

Adjustable handrail Sink
Various handrails in the bathroom for disabled
Stylish bathroom handrail

installation in bathrooms

  • First, measure the room dimensions and calculate how much will require hangers, which length and diameter, in order tothe patient was comfortable to take any action, and to move freely around the room.
  • Consider mounting location - on the walls, on the floor or on the ceiling, it will be more convenient to mount those or other design.
  • Before starting handrails bolted into place, make the layout and estimate about how they will be placed: so you can be sure that they are positioned safely and does not restrict movement and does not interfere with moving around the room.
  • Make holes for fastening them to the appropriate diameter and depth.
  • Insert the dowel into the hole.
  • attach flanges handrails and firmly secure it with a fastener from the kit.
  • Put the top cover.
Layout of handrails in the bathroom
Marking places handrail fixing

There is also a special version of the handrail, which is attached to the wall using suction cups.In this case, the color indicator on the bracket indicates how tightly fixed to the wall rail.However, remember that these plastic brackets can withstand a load of no more than 50 kg, and therefore can not accept the weight of an adult.They should be used with caution.

Fixing vacuum handrail

As mentioned above, most handrails made of stainless chromium steel.Such material has several advantages: it is durable, not deformed during use, water resistance, and often coated with a special anti-bacterial nylon.

Chrome handrail in the shower

Wheelchair handrails could be made of hygienic plastic or even wood.The surface of the handrail can be either smooth or corrugated.Note, however, that the latter is not suitable for people with sensitive skin.

Installing toilets

installation process special holders in the bathroom is not too different from the installation of wheelchair handrails in the bathroom.The toilet handrails are used primarily for the patient it was easier to sit down and get up from the toilet and can be placed around the perimeter of the room, making it easier to walk.

Grab bars in the bathroom

Grab bars for the toilet should be fixed tightly and withstand all the weight of the patient.The most reliable support rails-nozzle on the toilet.These handrails can be fixed as on both sides of the toilet to the floor and the wall.

Handrails nozzle

However, the toilet can also be used folding handrails for the toilet that recline up to 90 degrees.

Other accessories for bathrooms

addition of handrails in the bathroom can also be used, and other advanced design for the disabled.

  • Special chairs and seats for bathroom permit to take water treatments sitting in the shower, and the bathroom, which reduces the load on the legs.
  • There are special baths , originally equipped with the seat and the door sealed with handles-legs.
  • Sinks disabled have the following modifications: they can be adjusted the angle or height of the slope, which can be changed at their discretion, and they may have a horizontal connection of the siphon with drain, whereby it is possible to close drive to the sink on a wheelchair.
  • in Europe for a long time have proliferated special toilet seats with folding armrests , which compulsorily equipped with all public institutions.In Russia, they are still a rarity.
  • For those who are not able to move independently developed special hanging trapeze and special lifts.
Seats for the bathroom
Bowls for Disabled
Lift Bathroom