Mr. Grab Bar was created in 1998 by Howard and Anita Cohen. Howard, a licensed Florida Physical Therapist, grab bar designer, and installation specialist, worked for many years with seniors in the home care setting, a population at high risk for falls. With several years of experience in MIG welding, tube bending, and metal fabrication, Howard understands the importance of quality craft and attention to detail, providing frequent feedback to the fabrication team. With her background in education and public relations, Anita helped transform the company into a well-oiled machine with her tireless commitment to providing the utmost in customer service.
Howard and Anita witnessed firsthand how unexpected falls have impacted the lives of individuals. They realized that a few simple modifications in the home could easily prevent these events from occurring. Since then, Mr. Grab Bar's primary focus has been the provision and design of grab bars, empowering devices that provide a secure handhold in the bathtub or shower, and enhanced stability while standing or sitting. A bathroom fall can happen to anyone and at any age. Mr. Grab Bar dedicates itself to making communities aware of the need for fall prevention. In 20 years, Mr. Grab Bar has installed over 145,000 grab bars in various neighborhoods throughout Florida. It is currently developing a network of independent grab bar installers operating independently in other parts of the country with a focused mission: "Keeping America on its Feet." Mr. Grab Bar is now both a grab bar installation company and a well-known supplier of grab bars to installers, homeowners, and facilities throughout the country.
The primary focus of Mr. Grab Bar has been to safeguard our senior populations against falls in the home, especially in the bathroom environment.
Mr. Grab Bar has been proudly serving Florida communities since 1998 and has been a trusted provider of products throughout the USA for almost as long. Falls amongst seniors is on the rise. National statistics demonstrate that 1 in 3 seniors over the age of 65 will suffer a fall within the year. Almost 70% of these falls occur in the bathroom. Research indicates that seniors over the age of 65 have a 25% chance of dying within a year if they experience a severe fall. We are always delighted to hear from our previous customers and to learn from them how the grab bars we had installed for them years earlier had made such an enormous difference in their lives.