13 Best Bathroom Safety & Accessibility

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Bathroom Safety & Accessibility in 2020


Drive Medical Lifestyle Bathroom Safety Quick Suction Grab Bar Rail, 23.5"

Drive Medical Lifestyle Bathroom Safety Quick Suction Grab Bar Rail, 23.5
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Provides sturdy support and confidence in and around the tub and shower
  • Helps prevent dangerous slips and falls
  • Grip area has a ribbed surface for extra help with grip
  • Installs instantly
  • Fits 4" tiles; Lifestyle Suction Rail 23.5" long

WingIts WGB6SSKN32 STANDARD Grab Bar, Diamond Knurled Grip, Concealed Mount, Satin Knurled Stainless Steel, 32-Inch Length by 1.50-Inch Diameter (35-Inch Overall Length)

WingIts WGB6SSKN32 STANDARD Grab Bar, Diamond Knurled Grip, Concealed Mount, Satin Knurled Stainless Steel, 32-Inch Length by 1.50-Inch Diameter (35-Inch Overall Length)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Premium satin diamond knurled stainless steel grab bars with snap-on flange covers
  • Exceeds all building codes, ADA requirements and government guidelines
  • Installation guaranteed with patented wingits fastening systems-the beast (rc-ssbgbw40-2) or refined (rc-resgbw35-2), no blocking, no studs required
  • Available in 12, 16, 18, 24, 30, 32, 36, 42, 48-inch lengths. Length is measured from flange center to flange center, so the overall length of the grab bar is its length plus 3" ... For example, a 24" Grab Bar would have an overall length of 27"
  • Available in 1.25-Inch or 1.5-Inch diameters-polished stainless or satin stainless finishes

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Bathrooms 5th Edition: Dazzling Upgrades & Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Bathrooms 5th Edition: Dazzling Upgrades & Hardworking Improvements You Can Do Yourself
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Drive Medical Lifestyle Bathroom Safety Quick Suction Grab Bar Rail, 19.5"

Drive Medical Lifestyle Bathroom Safety Quick Suction Grab Bar Rail, 19.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Helps prevent dangerous slips and falls
  • Grip area has a ribbed surface for extra help with grip
  • Installs instantly
  • Fits 4" tiles
  • Dimenions: 19.5"(L) x 3"(W) x 4"(H)

MDRW-Bathroom Handrail Bathroom Has A Bath Tub Safety Rails Toilet A Toilet Elderly Barrier-Free Non-Slip Handle 600700Mm

MDRW-Bathroom Handrail Bathroom Has A Bath Tub Safety Rails Toilet A Toilet Elderly Barrier-Free Non-Slip Handle 600700Mm
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Any detail that we are strictly check, you can be assured to buy
  • Please pay attention to correctly fill in your address and telephone number, to ensure that the goods can be delivered to your hand accurately and quickly
  • Our delivery date is 10-20 days, if you have any other request, please write and tell us
  • If you need other sizes, please write to us and we will meet your different size requirements
  • We look forward to your cooperation and wish you a pleasant shopping trip.

18 in. W Fiji Bathroom Shower Bench in Natural Teak

18 in. W Fiji Bathroom Shower Bench in Natural Teak
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Vaunn Medical Clamp-on 4" Raised Toilet Seat Riser for Standard Size Round Toilets (16.5'')

Vaunn Medical Clamp-on 4
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • ELEVATED HEIGHT - Provides 4" of added height to allow individuals to sit and rise from the commode easily. Ideal for seniors, pregnant women, physically challenged or injured individuals who struggle to reach or rise from low sitting toilets.
  • CONTOURED MOLDED SEAT - High quality, durable polyethylene seat provides optimum comfort for users and can hold up to 300 lbs. Contoured seat surface ensures balanced weight distribution and stability.
  • EASY CLAMP-ON ATTACHMENT - No tools required. Simply fasten clamps securely on toilet bowl. If there are others in your household sharing the same toilet but do not need the raised toilet seat, simple remove it by releasing the clamps.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE - Weighs less than 4 lbs., the toilet seat riser can be used in any bathroom with a standard-sized round commode. Will not fit on elongated sized toilets.
  • HYGIENIC & EASY TO CLEAN - Includes a lid for hygiene and better aesthetic. To clean, simply wipe down with warm soapy water or sanitizing wipes.

Door Handle Modern Simple Door Handle European Style Drawer Cabinet Door Handle Pastoral Cabinet Antique Wardrobe Black Gold Silver Hardware ( Color : Gold )

Door Handle Modern Simple Door Handle European Style Drawer Cabinet Door Handle Pastoral Cabinet Antique Wardrobe Black Gold Silver Hardware ( Color : Gold )
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Easy to grip handle provides strong and secure support.
  • Surface vacuum plating, can resist the atmosphere, alkali and some acid corrosion.
  • After grinding treatment, product technology carefully elegant, texture and quality of the double enjoyment, give you the perfect feeling.
  • Solid base, real material, solid casting, widening the base panel design, long exercise, longer life.
  • Suitable for modern style, European style, antique style, luxury style, Chinese style, pastoral style and other home decoration.

hiccapop Wipe Warmer and Baby Wet Wipes Dispenser | Holder | Case with Changing Light

hiccapop Wipe Warmer and Baby Wet Wipes Dispenser | Holder | Case with Changing Light
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • TAKES THE JOLT OUT OF COLD BABY WIPES - Cold wipes shock a baby's sensitive skin, making your baby irritable and fussy. Warm wipes soothe and calm your baby, especially during late night changes! NOT compatible with International 220v outlets.
  • OVER 3,000,000 UNITS SOLD - Quality you can trust. One of the most popular, time-tested wipe warmer dispensers ever ships in a beautiful gift box. There is simply no better warmer at any price! LOW VOLTAGE FOR UNMATCHED SAFETY - Register online for YOUR FREE LIFETIME WARRANTY
  • HIGH CAPACITY CASE HOLDS ALL WIPE BRANDS - Store up to a week's worth or your favorite diaper wipes. The universal container does not require any specific type of wipe, including flushable wipes... and with our INTERCHANGEABLE VIEWING LENS, you'll never run out mid-change.
  • WET WIPES STAY MOIST - Innovative silicone seal locks in moisture and heat, preventing wet wipes from drying out and turning brown. The TOP-HEATED DESIGN cleverly keeps the wipes at the top of the box the warmest.
  • BUILT IN CHANGING LIGHT softly illuminates the changing table so you do not have to turn on the bright lights of the room during a late night diaper change. The night light will automatically shut off in 10 minutes.

Bare Decor Giza Shower, Spa, Door Mat in Solid Teak Wood and Oiled Finish 35.5" x 19.75"

Bare Decor Giza Shower, Spa, Door Mat in Solid Teak Wood and Oiled Finish 35.5
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Genuine solid teak wood (Tectona grandis) is naturally mildew and mold resistant
  • Indoor or outdoor use (shower, spa, sauna, balcony, deck, RV, patio, lawn)
  • Dimensions: 35.5"W x 19.75"L x 1.2"H
  • Slip resistant and naturally warm surface
  • No Assembly Required

Tang Fish Tub Tattoos (5 Pack) - Cute Animal Appliques

Tang Fish Tub Tattoos (5 Pack) - Cute Animal Appliques
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • These non-slip little characters make bath time safer and more fun.
  • Each package contains 5 non-slip Tub Tattoos.
  • Easy to install, easy to clean. Just peel and stick.
  • Made of high-quality vinyl. Some desired layouts may require more than one package.
  • All Tub Tattoos measure approximately 4" on the longest side.

WAZZJ The bathroom accessibility Zhupen basin basin washbasin handrail, handrail, disabled elderly toilet bathroom safety handrail,white

WAZZJ The bathroom accessibility Zhupen basin basin washbasin handrail, handrail, disabled elderly toilet bathroom safety handrail,white
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Installation:.
  • Surface process: stainless steel wire drawing
  • Color classification: white, yellow

Olici MDRW-Bathroom Handrail Elderly Safety Barrier-Armrest Bathroom Toilet Pail Edge Grab Bars Nylon 600Mm Stainless Steel Handrail

Olici MDRW-Bathroom Handrail Elderly Safety Barrier-Armrest Bathroom Toilet Pail Edge Grab Bars Nylon 600Mm Stainless Steel Handrail
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Any detail that we are strictly check, you can be assured to buy
  • Please pay attention to correctly fill in your address and telephone number, to ensure that the goods can be delivered to your hand accurately and quickly
  • Our delivery date is 10-20 days, if you have any other request, please write and tell us
  • If you need other sizes, please write to us and we will meet your different size requirements
  • We look forward to your cooperation and wish you a pleasant shopping trip.

Bathroom Safety for Special Needs and the Handicapped; Re-model it Yourself

You can remodel an existing bathroom to accomadate the needs of an elderly, ill, or handicapped family member. Some of the upgrades are simple, common sense and inexpensive. Hardware, such as grab bars, are available at any home improvement store.

A shower or tub can be rendered less dangerous by adding texture strips to the surface. Grab bars are a primary safety feature for elderly, infirm or handicapped users. Of course if you are having your house built to specifications for handicap access the problem will be solved in the blueprints. Standard housing with the standard bathroom is a totally different story. Here are some steps to take to make a difference in your bathroom accessibility and safety.

First: The wet, slick shower floor or tub can be deadly. To reduce the possibility of a slip, add texture to the surfaces.
A. Wash the standing surface to remove any soap, body oils, or mineral deposits. The final cleaning should be done with rubbing alcohol. Let the surface completely dry.
B. In the shower arrange strips of non-slip material around the drain like rays from the sun so water is directed toward the drain.
C. In a bathtub, arrange the strips in a series of arrows pointing toward the drain.
D. When you are satisfied with the pattern apply each strip by peeling off the paper backing from one end. Press the end firmly onto the surface and continue peeling the backing away as you attach the strip. Some time the strips may be a bit longer than you need. If you need to shorten a strip, cut it with scissors and round off the corners so it will not curl up and start to peel off the surface later.

Second: Install proper grab bars that are anchored to the studs in the walls. Towel bars are not strong enough to hold a 6 foot tall, two hundred and twenty pound man and the crash if he falls in the tub is literally bone shattering.
A. The grab bar should be a round metal tube with no sharp edges. It should be designed with flanges that can be attached to the wall stud with a toggle bolt and three inch screws.
B. Find the stud above the level of your tub or shower tile with an electric stud finder (available at hardware or home improvement stores).
C. Find the vertical center of the stud by dropping a plumb line (get this at the same place you get the stud finder). Mark the width of the wall stud (masking tape works fine) at the height you want the grab bar flange to attach to the wall.
D. Hold the bar flange against the wall and mark on the tape with a washable pen or pencil where each of the six holes will be.
E. Put on your safety goggles, tap a little punch with a hammer to break the surface of the tile glazing and then drill pilot holes into the stud for the screws and through the wall beside the stud on the other holes for the toggle bolts. Use a carbide tipped ½ inch drill bit for the toggle bolts and use a bit that is slightly smaller than the screw diameter for drilling into the studs where the screws will go. Pull the tape off the wall and clean any residual adhesive off with rubbing alcohol.
F. Place a 3/16 inch toggle bolt into the hole on the flange and fill up the inside cup of the flange with silicone caulk. Turn the bar around and prepare the other end the same way.
G. Carefully position the grab bar against the wall and push the toggle bolts through the wall into place. The toggle bolts will be in behind the wall and can be tightened with a screwdriver. Place the three inch screws into the holes that were drilled into the studs and tighten with a screwdriver.
H. Caulk neatly around each flange and let dry for at least 24 hours.

Third: All electrical outlets in a bathroom should be ground fault circuit interrupters. Because the electrical issues with older homes may go beyond simply installing a new GFCI outlet I recommend calling in a licensed electrician for this chore. Electricity in as small an amount as 5 milliamps can disrupt the normal heart rhythm of a healthy adult. For a family member with heart problems or who is otherwise frail or compromised this disruption can be instantly fatal. Just be safe and call in the experts for this phase of the remodel.

Special Modifications:

If you have a family member who requires help in the bathroom or is confined to a wheelchair your bathroom space needs will be about 60 square inches of clear floor space. This may be impossible in a pre-existing bathroom without removing the hall wall and enlarging the room. That is an issue for a separate article. For our purposes we will assume the space is adequate for some special adaptations.

Roll in Shower: A shower with one of the low thresholds made of flexible vinyl allows a shower chair or wheel chair to roll right into the shower and the threshold keeps the water from running out onto the floor.

Washbasin access: For wheel chair access the washbasin cannot be mounted on a vanity. It must be wall mounted and should be 34 inches high. Any higher cannot be easily reached from a wheel chair. The faucet handles should be the long, lever type handle rather than the knob type.

Toilet height modification: An add on toilet seat that raises the seat height to the level of the wheel chair seat can be purchased at medical supply or drug stores. (A four inch add on seat also makes it easier for elderly or frail family members to sit or get up from the toilet.)

Another Grab Bar: Placing a grab bar beside the toilet gives the user more control over the sitting process and assists in rising when arthritic knees or hips are a problem. The grab bar also allows wheel chair bound family members to transfer onto the toilet with more safety and autonomy. Install the bar in the same fashion as you do for the shower and tub grab bars.

Doors: A door way into many bathrooms is a meager 32 inches wide. If the access is such that a wheel chair can go straight in that may be adequate. If you get to your bathroom from a narrow hallway however the door opening needs to be at least 36 inches wide. Here are some options if you need to remodel the door.
A. Install a sliding door or a pocket door. You can find the hardware and materials at a home improvement center.
B. Re-hang an existing door to open outward and use swing clear hinges. This can add up to two inches of useable space to the opening.
C. If the target bathroom opens out of the family members own bedroom remodeling the door opening can be more creative and will depend on the configuration of the room and existing spaces.

There are much more involved solutions that you may want to consider that include replacing existing tub or shower with the walk in type. There are several styles and sizes available and one place to look for these designs is .

Keeping a loved one in their own home when circumstances change may be a matter of changing the home to fit the circumstances. Do not be intimidated by the words remodeling, or adaptations. There are many products and sources of advice that can help you make the bathroom safer and more accessible. A list of resources follows this article.

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