Grab Bars Manufacturer and Supplier, evekare is at the forefront of innovation for both design and functionality when it comes to grab bars, not only will you find the largest range of grab bars that come in different sizes, colours, angles (shapes), finishes but also a patented technology, the LED grab bar.
A grab bar that comes complete with a noise activated light bulb. This is a great added functionality for those who are vision-impaired or for elderly people who have a higher risk of falling.
More about evekare’s grab bar range:
Multiple lengths: evekare’s range of grab rails come in 5 different lengths ranging from 8 inches to 36 inches.
Multiple options for the finish: Grab bars can be purchased in the following types of finish, polished stainless steel, matte black, knurled, white, gunmetal, gold and rose gold.
Installation: Easy installation using screws or suction cups.
Warranty: All our products meet and exceed nationally prescribed regulations for disability aids and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Added Functionality: Grab bars that work for you as more than just daily living aids, our grab bars come with LED night lights, towel holders, shelving and toilet roll holders for added functionality.
ADA-Compliant: Most of our grab bar models comply with the standards as prescribed by the American with Disabilities Act.
When do you consider purchasing a grab bar?
Grab rails are generally recommended in the following circumstances:
When a person does not feel stable on their feet or cannot stand for prolonged periods of time. This increases the risk of slip and fall, especially in wet areas such as the bathtub and the shower cubicle.
When a person needs assistance with sit to stand transfer or vice versa e.g, using a toilet or while getting on and off the bed.
When a user encounters a large change in the flooring level e.g. staircase.
What you need to look for when buying a grab bar?
The dimensions: There are two dimensions that should be noted while purchasing a grab bar, the length and diameter When it comes to length there are options available ranging from 8 inches to 36 inches. You will need to understand the needs of the user and the area where the grab bar needs to be installed in order to determine an appropriate length. In terms of diameter, the most common and widely accepted diameter is 1.25 inches.
The colour and finish:There are a number of options available when it comes to choosing a colour. Two important rules to follow for colour and finish are high-visibility and sufficient grip. Choose a colour that is in contrast to the background colour so that it is easy for a visually impaired person to locate the grab bar. And choose a finish that enables a person to get a firm grip, while smooth finish might look more visually appealing and stylish, grab bars in this type of finish won’t work very well in wet environments such as the bath or showering area.
Weight-bearing capacity or material:Grab bars can be constructed with a number of different materials including ABS plastic, Stainless steel and Aluminium. Each of these materials has its own weight-bearing capacity, so it is important that the user determine their weight prior to purchasing a grab rail.
Installation method:Grab bars can be installed either using screws or suction cups. The former is considered the safest option given that they can take on more weight. When installing a metal grab rail, it is important that earthing is done properly by a qualified tradesman.
Area of Installation:The area of installation also determined the method of installation. Make sure that the area where the screws need to be placed have either concrete or wooden studs. This ensures that the screws are tightly secured and the grab rail can take on the prescribed or recommended weight without any problems.
ADA Compliance: Ensure that the grab bar that you choose complies with the standards prescribed by ADA.