Stylish Grab Bars, Hand-Held Showers Help Aging in Place

Heather Asiyanbi - 3/9/18 7:00 AM

Increasing numbers of older Americans are choosing to live out as many of their golden years as they can independently in their own homes. Aging in place doesn’t mean without assistance, though, which is where smartly designed bathroom accessories can make all the difference.

Aging in place in its most simple terms means having the means and ability to live independently and safely no matter an individual’s ability level. offers a variety of aging in place bathroom products like grab bars and hand-held showers on slidebars that perfectly blend style, safety and function.

Several items from Moen that help with aging in place in the bathroom were recently purchased by shoppers, and their reviews are glowing.

Grab bars, for example, have more of an “institution” reputation than a stylish one. Because Moen designers and engineers understand the need to bring fashion and function together, they’ve added decorative details to grab bars so they blend in perfectly with the fit and feel of the bathroom design.

“I hesitated to put a grab bar in our new shower because many of them look so ‘functional.’ This grab bar is rated to 600 lbs, and is beautiful!  It actually adds a snazzy highlight to the shower wall.  Moen out-did themselves with this item!” Bath Re-doer wrote in their review of the Moen Kingsley 12-inch grab bar.

Likewise, Aida from Oregon loves the two Moen Universal grab bars she installed in attention-getting polished brass.

“I purchased two sizes. One for entry into shower and one for shower wall. I was afraid they would make the shower shout ‘elderly patient lives here’, but no, they look stunning. I am a little concerned that the brass may show water spotting and who thinks to dry off grab bars? Made the shower look very good rather than ADA approved,” she wrote.

A couple in Green Valley, AZ, loves that they can enjoy a good shower without having to sacrifice safety. Because they both need to use a shower chair, installing the Moen Universal hand-held shower on a 24-inch slidebar means a great showering experience every time they use it.

“Your faucet makes it easy to have a shower chair. We’re ‘wobbly’ now, so thanks for keeping our shower at our level!” the Dynamic Duo said.

Topics: Bathroom- Featured Products- Accessories

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