Do the Americans With Disabilities Act Grab Bar Recommendations Best Meet the Needs of Older Adults? A Pilot Study

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Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

This study investigates whether a bilateral grab bar configuration or the recommended Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines grab bar configuration better meets the functional and safety needs of community-dwelling older adults. Implications for future research, occupational therapy practice, and legislation are provided.

Primary Author and Speaker: Cassidy Kemp

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kelly Ulbricht, Claire Murphy, Katie Meier, Marlene Morgan

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