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Railings, handrails, support handles with and without lighting can be installed in and around the house or in the bathroom.

These assistive products can:

  • Railings provide safeness in the living area
  • Support handles ease daily activities and provide firm footing

Subsections of: Railings, handrails and handles

Supporting handrails and grab bars

Bars, usually cylindrical, attached to a wall, floor or other stable structure that provide the means for a person to support or stabilize himself/herself using hands or arms while walking e.g. up and down stairs or ramps or moving along corridors

Fixed grab bars and handgrips

Devices, usually straight or angled bars, that are permanently attached to a wall, a wall and a floor, or a wall, ceiling and floor to provide support to a person while standing or changing position

Removable grab rails and handgrips

Devices, usually straight or angled bars, that can be temporarily attached to walls, floors, ceilings or furniture (e.g. beds) using e.g. clamps or suction pads and removed without tools. they provide support to a person while changing position