SuperPole with SuperBar vs Traditional Grab Bars

Many begin to experience growing mobility and balance difficulties as we get older. To help make our homes a safer place, installing rails or grab bars in our bathroom can provide stability and peace of mind. Traditional grab bars have been used for years with much success; however more recently, floor to ceiling grab bars like the innovative SuperPole with SuperBar have become increasingly popular as an option for safe transfers in and out of the shower, tub or toilet.

So, what are the benefits of choosing a SuperPole with SuperBar over traditional grab bars? In this article, we’ll discuss some key features that distinguish a SuperPole with SuperBar from other standard options so you can decide which provides unique fall prevention solutions tailored to meet your individual needs.

Traditional grab bars are very effective in in creating an accessible/safe environment, yet common complaint about traditional grab bars is that they look can look clinical. This perception of  creates a stigma around safety which can be a huge obstacle to people installing the safety equipment that they need.

Nobody wants their home to look like a hospital, and the HealthCraft SuperPole with SuperBar has a softer appearance, with a white and gray finish gives it a subtler look that blends into the room easier. It’s not meant to stand out and draw attention.

Additionally, a single SuperPole with SuperBar can offer a far superior safety and security experience than multiple wall-mounted grab bars. The benefits, here, are less clutter and fewer clinical products in your home.

We’re not saying that a SuperPole is a better choice than grab bars every time. While it offers exceptional safety, some people might prefer using grab bars since it is a product they are more familiar with. Finding the best solutions for your safety will depend on your specific needs. Some people may even find the combination of the two might be the most helpful.

The following table summarizes some of the key benefits of the HealthCraft SuperPole with SuperBar compared with traditional grab bars:

The Superpole shown in a bathroom, bed room and living room.

SuperPole with SuperBar

–          Can be installed in any location in almost any room of the home

–          Designed for two-handed use

–          Provides movable forward-facing support with SuperBar accessory

–          Designed to provide support in multiple areas for various transfers

–          Could be used in place of multiple wall-mounted grab bars

–          Clean, modern appearance


Woman using a white grab bar to exit the shower

Grab Bars

–          Must be installed to a wall

–          Primarily designed for one-handed use

–          Provides fixed support next to the user

–          Each grab bar installed provides support for a specific area or transfer

–          Multiple grab bars required to provide complete safety

–          Perceived as institutional in appearance


By providing an uncluttered aesthetic the SuperPole with SuperBar offers flexibility and safety features that aren’t typically found in the form of traditional grab bars. Most importantly, perhaps, is that it looks great and blends into the décor or any room in your house!

If you’re interested in learning more about the exciting capabilities SuperPole with SuperBar offers, check out our SuperPole series or jump straight to the SuperPole product itself! Safety is always important, so why not make it look good too?