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For anyone needing help getting up from the toilet, in and out of the tub, or even just getting from one thingto another, grab bars will provide the extra leverage, balance, and support you need. They can be installed horizontally or vertically, depending on what works best in any given space, and they come in a wide variety of colors to match bathroom décor.Grab bars must bear up to 250 lbs. and must be mounted snugly into wall studs because sheet rock will not hold for long, eventually the grab bars tear away from the wall, causing someone a bad fall. If it's not possible to secure grab bars into wall studs, six to 12-inch plywood boards can be used to reinforce the walls before screwing in the grab bars.
Food for thought: handrails may be added throughout the living space to help steady an unsteady person while moving around.