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What Is a Shower Standing Handle?

February 3, 2023

A shower standing handle is a bathroom safety grab bar that can be installed to help people enter and exit the bathtub or shower. They are also commonly used by people with disabilities or older adults who have difficulty with balance and mobility. They can also make it easier to transfer from one area of the shower to another.

Types of Shower Standing Handles

There are two main types of shower standing handles: fixed and removable. Fixed rails are more secure and safer, but they are a little more expensive than removable rails. They are also more difficult to move once they have been in place and require a lot of effort to install. They are also more permanent, and they come with non-slip rubber bottoms to ensure your safety.

If you have a fixed shower rail, it is best to install them in a central location for your safety. However, if you are looking for something to give you some flexibility when you travel, it may be a better idea to purchase a portable shower standing handle.

Installation and Design

A grab bar or shower standing handle should be positioned at the correct height so that it is easy for someone to stand up and maintain their balance while getting in or out of the tub. For this reason, ADA standards recommend a bar at least 33 to 36 inches off the floor of the bathroom, shower or bath.

The correct length of the shower bar depends on your personal needs and the size of your bathroom. The average shower bar length is 24 inches, but it can be longer or shorter.

Shower bars are typically attached to the wall, but some can be removed easily without removing them from your bathroom. For this reason, they are often preferred by people who want to be able to take the bar with them when they leave the bathroom or travel.

Some shower bars stick to the wall with suction cups, making them easy to remove when necessary. Others use hardware and can be moved around the bathroom if needed.


Everyone has different needs when it comes to the type of shower safety grab bar that will work for them. Some people might only need a bar to help them get in and out of the shower, while others might need one to hold onto for support while taking a shower or bath.


Many shower bars stick to the wall with suction, but some need to be set up with hardware. This can be difficult if you are not very handy with tools.

You should measure your bathroom and the handles that interest you before you go shopping. This will ensure that you get the best fit and make sure it will be accessible in your bathroom.

Choosing the Right Size for Your Shower

The correct shower standing handle is usually longer than short, but not less than 12 inches long. This will provide the person with the maximum amount of support and security.


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