Enjoy showers and baths again with the proper shower chair
Everyone deserves access to a cleansing, rejuvenating shower or bath. It is one of life’s basic amenities, but physical limitation often presents a seemingly insurmountable barrier to bathing properly. It is difficult for caregivers to assist their loved ones into and out of the shower, and our loved ones can be wary of the risk of falling or being handled too roughly. Shower chairs are the obvious solution for many people.
What kind of shower chair you and your loved one need depends on your situation. We offer everything from simple, low-cost chairs to more advanced chairs that make transferring much easier.
Slide gracefully over the tub
The Snap-N-Save Sliding Transfer Bench with Padded Seat and Back helps greatly with transferring in the bathroom. The seat with waterproof, padded upholstery slides on durable lightweight aluminum rails over the side of the bathtub. No more taking that risky big step into the tub. This is also ideal for those who use transfer equipment like transfer boards, as it allows you to transfer to the shower chair from the outside of the tub.
If you think this type of product is what you’re looking for, you might want to consider the Snap-N-Save Sliding Transfer Bench with Molded Swivel Seat. This works a lot like the Sliding Transfer Bench but also swivels, making transfers possibly more convenient. The seat is made of textured plastic.
A chair for the tub and the commode
Are you also having trouble transferring to the commode? Kill two birds in one stone with the Snap-N-Save XX Long Sliding Transfer Bench. This shower chair slides along extra long railing to allow you to transfer seamlessly from the tub to the toilet. It features a hole in the seat for use with a commode.
Soothing baths are possible again!
While showering is difficult for people with limited mobility, soaking in a relaxing hot bath can be even more difficult. For those who find it uncomfortable or even painful to lie in a tub, the Bellavita Auto Bath Lift is a state-of-the-art electronic bath chair that submerges under water and lifts back out of the water. It is safe and waterproof.
A simple place to sit
But perhaps you are looking for a lower cost option. If you do not have much trouble entering the shower or bathtub, then the Bath Safe Adjustable Bath and Shower Seat may be all you need. This plastic seat with suction feet provides a simple place to sit while taking a shower and is made with drainage holes in the seat. You may optionally purchase this seat without the arms and back rest for a reduced price by clicking here.
We hope we can be of assistance to you as you discover the shower seating arrangement that is right for you.
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