Bathroom safety bars are a great way to help prevent slips and falls in the bathroom. Grab bars on the walls and within the tub or shower enclosure are part of these safety solutions. Another excellent—and often vital—item is a toilet safety frame that conveniently wraps around the fixture. Toilet safety frames provide secure handrails that offer support, allowing you to more easily raise and lower yourself. Many bolt securely to the toilet for stability, and there are also toilet safety bars or rails that attach to the wall.
In general toilet bars are made from metal tubing, often of powder-coated steel, and include skid-resistant rubber tips on the ends of the legs for safety and padded handles for comfort. Both the height and width of the frame may adjust to accommodate your height and physique. Some toilet safety frame styles incorporate extra features, like a magazine holder.
Another option for a bathroom safety bar is a toilet rail that attaches to wall studs, such as the Curve Grab Bar from Stander, a space saving toilet rail that has four hand grips at four different heights. This pivoting grab bar locks in place every 45 degrees and can also be locked flat against the wall when the bar is not in use.
Some toilet safety frame models include a toilet riser as part of the design, making it easier to maneuver if you have increased difficulty bending as well as getting up and down. The Tall-ette Elevated Toilet Seat with Legs, for example, adds 4” to the bowl height. It features an aluminum frame and contoured soft foam arm rests.