Grab the Bars

Learn about our current initiative to close the gap in senior fall prevention.

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grab bar installation

Closing the Gap in Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury among seniors. In fact, every 11 seconds, a senior is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And over 80% of those falls happen in the bathroom.  

But there is a simple solution that can help significantly reduce a senior’s risk of falling: grab bars. Grab bars are a simple and cost-effective solution that can be easily installed in any bathroom to provide support and stability, reducing falls and serious injuries. 

Our Grab the Bars initiative aims to raise funds to provide grab bars for seniors who may not otherwise have the means or ability to install them. Join us in this initiative and help Close the Gap in Senior Care by donating today. 

$170,000+

Every $250 installs 2 grab bars in a senior’s bathroom.

2 Weeks

Upon approval and installer match, grab bars can be installed in a matter of days.

872 Grab Bars

To date, 436 seniors have received the gift of grab bars in their homes.

How It Works

Steps to install grab bars with Close the Gap in Senior Care

Close the Gap in Senior Care works with an expanding network of pre-screened, certified installation contractors to give our Grab the Bars initiative a national impact. Currently, we are partnered with TruBlue Home Service Ally, Lowe’s Livable Home (Miracle Method), Ace Handyman Services, Mobility Plus, Best Bath, VGM Live at Home, Age Safe America, and a few certified independent contractors. Any senior with financial barriers to obtaining their own grab bars is eligible for nomination to our program.   

Grab the Bars: FAQ

100% of every donation goes directly to grab bars for seniors. Caring Senior Service, our enterprise partner, funds all of our administrative costs — things like staff salaries, rent, office supplies, technology, etc. — so you can give knowing 100% of your donation directly funds grab bars for seniors. Caring Senior Service is a senior home care franchise with locations across the US. 

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Donations are tax-deductible within the guidelines of United States law. Close the Gap in Senior Care is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in the US. The tax ID/EIN for Close the Gap in Senior Care is 87-3313335Use your email receipt as your official record to claim your donation as a deduction on your US taxes 

Seniors aged 65+ who live in the US and are unable to independently afford the cost of installation. Seniors must own a house or mobile home. Seniors who live in an apartment or rental property are ineligible unless they can provide written permissions for installation from the property owner.  

Currently our nomination process is open to anyone that meets the eligibility criteria; the nominators can be case managers, family members, or others that can attest to the senior’s financial need and type of residence. 

Once a nomination is received, Close the Gap in Senior Care reviews the nomination for eligibility, searches for an installation partner by zip code. Once approved, we notify the nominator so that they may give the good news to their nominated senior. Close the Gap does not contact the nominee but may contact the nominator to verify nomination details.  

The contractor will call the nominated senior, or their designated point of contact, to schedule the installation. Upon completion, the contractor invoices Close the Gap in Senior Care for payment. 

 

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501(c)(3) EIN number 87-3313335
Public charity status 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)