Mr. Grab Bar - Our Story
Safeguarding seniors against falls
Mr. Grab Bar was created in 1998 by Howard Cohen, a licensed Florida Physical Therapist and professional grab bar installation specialist. Howard worked primarily with seniors in the home care setting, a population at high risk for falls. He witnessed first hand how unexpected falls impacted the lives of individuals and realized that many of these events could be easily prevented with a few simple modifications in the home. Since then , Mr. Grab Bar's primary focus has been the provision of grab bars, empowering devices which provide a secure hand hold in the bath tub or shower, and offer enhanced stability while standing or sitting.
A bathroom fall can happen to anyone, and at any age. Mr Grab Bar is dedicated to making communities aware of thee need for fall prevention. In 20 years, Mr. Grab Bar has installed over 125,000 grab bars in various communities throughout Florida and is currently developing a network of associate grab bar installers operating independently in other parts of the country.
by Howard and Anita Cohen
The primary mission of Mr. Grab Bar has been to safeguard our senior populations against falls that occur in the home, especially in the bathroom environment. Our main slogan has always been "Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe". Mr. Grab Bar has been proudly serving Florida communities since 1998 and has been a trusted provider of product throughout the USA for almost as long. Our secondary motto has been "Keeping America on it's Feet" which helps to provide a degree of visual imagery to our mission. Falls amongst seniors are on the rise. National statistics demonstrate that 1 in 3 senior over the age of 65 will suffer a fall within the year, and that 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 serious 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.