Shower chairs are light weight tools which have two armrests and a backrest. Shower benches are also shower chairs but they do not provide any back and arm support for they are simple in their design.
Shower chairs are mostly designed for the elderly because as people age, they lose a lot of their mobility. When people become elders, they want their independence more than anything. Aging makes every day’s activities such as showering and bathing very difficult.
Elderly people prefer shower chairs to reduce the rate of falls which result to injuries and even hospital stays. Being over 65 years is a very critical age which leads to a lot of risks like sickness, seeking home care or even moving into a nursing facility.
The most important thing is that much needed stability for elders in the shower can be provided by use of shower chairs. They create room for comfortability and a suitable resting and most relaxed position while in the shower. This can prevent falls and injuries because it is very hard for someone to fall while sitting down.
There are other modern shower chairs which are designed to help you get in and out of the shower safely. Your needs might be fit better than others by use of shower chairs. A medical alert system can be purchased to our loved ones who are prone to fall to show love and care to them.
Some people might prefer bath seats for the elderly, others might choose bath stools for the elderly and even others might prefer transfer benches for the elderly. There are many types of bath seats for the elderly…
Azadx Bath Chair
Azadx bath chair which is made of aluminum alloy and leather. Azadx bath chair is reversible and height adjustable and this makes it convenient in nearly every bathroom. Comfortability and stability, I contoured in the seat. It also comes with drainage holes to prevent slippage. It has A- frame design which prevents fall and breakage. Reversibility, height adjustability, aluminum, leather material and the fact that its designed for daily use are key features in Azadx bath chair.
Carex Bath Seat
Carex Bath seat is another type of Bath seat for the elderly. This chair is very comfortable. This will enable you enjoy your bath without worrying about falling. Its bath adjustable and has no necessary tools.
This bath seat can easily and quickly be disassembled for storage. It can fit most bath tabs and showers due to its design. Unlike many other shower chairs, carex bath seat can also work with tubs with curved bottoms. It is very durable and can hold up to 400 pounds and this is more than enough for most people. It also includes two built-in-handles on the seat for extra stability. The key feature visible in carex bath seat is that it fits curved tubs, height adjustable, disassembles for storage, holds up to 400 pounds and also no tools required.
Drive Medical Premium Series Shower Chair with Back and Arm
Drive Medical Premium Series Shower Chair with Back and Arm is another type of shower chair. It has stable legs and non-slip feet. This shower chair can be stored easily for the back, legs and arms can all be removed tool-free and can also be snapped back on when its time to take a shower. It has adjustable legs with the use of tools. Presence of a visible height indicator makes adjusts very easy and fast.
The seat is designed to fit all shapes and sizes which makes it extremely comfortable. Its features are; it is adjustable, light weight, come apart for easy storage and also has non-slip feet.
Drive Medical Shower Chair With Back
Drive medical shower chair with Back is also a type of shower chair. It is made of aluminum. This makes it very light weight and corrosion proof. It requires no tools and it is therefore simple to together. They have angled-legs which provide extra security. Presence of suction-style tips keeps the chair from moving while in use. Each leg can adjust in one-inch increment.
Essential Medical Supply Shower Bench with Arms and Back
Another type of shower seat is Essential Medical Supply Shower Bench with Arms and Back. They have padded arm rests which help you to stay secure while in the seat and getting out of it. It is the perfect shower chair for those who love long showers. It has an aluminum anodized frame which prevents it from rusting. It also comes with a large, textured seat. It has a weight limit of 300 pounds.
Heath Line Tool- Free Assembly Shower Chair
Heath Line Tool- Free Assembly Shower Chair is also a type of shower chair. It is constructed with advanced machinery. It is very safe and comfortable. Anodized aluminum and a recyclable HDPE seat are used to make Health Line Tool-Free Assembly shower chair. It weighs a total of 8.5 pounds which is not very heavy. The chair can be moved in and out of the bath tab due to its light weight. It only takes a few minutes to assemble it together and requires no tools. The key feature in this shower chair is that it is environmentally friendly, FDA certified and it is also a tool- free assembly.
Medical Tool-Free Assembly Shower chair by Vaunn
Medical Tool-Free Assembly Shower chair by Vaunn is another form of shower chair. It is made with heave-duty anodized aluminum. It has a capacity of 300 pounds which is higher than most competing shower chairs. It is very comfortable, has an anti- bacterial seat and padded arm rests. You can alter the seat to your preference and needs due to its height adjustable legs.
This shower chair works for both short and tall people. From its name, we can be assured that it is straight forward to assemble and requires no tools.
NOVA Medical Bath Seat
NOVA medical Bath seat with arms is another type of shower chair. It comes with flat feet. Most chairs with suction cups do not work well in showers with heavily textured bottoms or tubs with slanted sides. This shower chair should work well in all of these situations because it has flat feet. It weighs 7 pounds which makes it very light. Surprisingly it can support up to 300 pounds of weight. It can be assembled with no tools and also taken apart in a matter of minutes. This is so perfect to those who travel a lot.
Oasis Space Heavy Duty Shower Chair with Back
Oasis Space Heavy Duty Shower Chair with Back is also a type of shower chair. It can be put together in less than eight minutes because it is a tool- free assembly. It has an ergonomically construction which makes it comfortable and safe. It has a contoured and padded seat and backrest. You can use it no matter your size because it features six different height settings.
PCP Padded Bath Shower Safely Seat
Another type of shower chair is Pcp padded Bath Shower Safely seat. With this seat, showering becomes safe, comfortable and relaxing. Falls and slippage are prevented while still in use in even the stickiest shower due to the presence of non-slip feet grip. It has a padded seat on top with a removable back rest. Sturdy design allows it to fit into most bathroom though it is small. Some people might also prefer to use shower chair with Back by Vive. It supports up to 300 pounds due to its ergonic design and wide seat. It has padded handles on each side which makes it easy to be taken in and out of the bath tub. It does not require tools to assemble which makes it possible to use it the day you get it.
JAXPETY 6 Height Adjustable Bath and Shower Seat
JAXPETY 6 Height Adjustable Bath and Shower Seat is another type of shower chair. It is usually narrow than most known seats. Its narrowness enables it to fit into smaller tubs and showers and this is the main reason why it is inexpensive. It has adjustable legs which are corrosion- resistant. It is very light in weight due to its materials and size. This makes it easy to move around.
Medokare Shower Stool With Padded Seat
Medokare Shower Stool with padded seat is another type of shower seat. It is extremely inexpensive shower chair because it has anti slip feet and drainage holes to prevent slippage. It is also simple. It is sturdy and safe for it is made with anodized aluminum. Breaking or shifting of the shower chair while in use should not be your worry at all. It is lightweight and this makes it very easy to move. It can also be adjusted just like many other shower chairs.
Did you know that transfer Benches for the elderly are also available?
DMI Shower Tub Transfer Bench Chair
DMI shower Tub transfer Bench chair is also a type of shower chair. It is suitable to those with minimal mobility. This is the best shower chair for those who are very old and cannot do anything on their own. One is supposed to sit down in it before getting into the shower and sliding it gently over into the shower. This chair can also be handy if someone is worried about falling or not sure of their feet. This chair minimizes physical strain.
Drive Medical Sliding Transfer Seat
Another type of shower chair is Drive Medical Sliding transfer seat. It is one of the safest ways a senior can use to get in and out of the shower safely. This transfer chair is very simple and this makes it least expensive. The disadvantage of this seat is that it is very dangerous for those people with limited mobility. It also has a safety belt included in it. It can carry a weight capacity of 300 pounds.
Healthline Transfer Bench Adjustable Height
Healthline Transfer Bench Adjustable Height is another type of shower chair. It can carry a weight capacity of 500 pounds. It requires no tools therefore making it fast and easy to put together. It is made out of plastic and it is non-slip. It is more stable and safer due to the large suction cups mounted on the bottom of the interior legs. Seniors who are worried of falling in the shower and therefore need a little help getting in and out of the shower need this type of shower chair for it is suitable to them.
Medmobile Bathtub Transfer Bench
Medmobile Bathtub Transfer Bench is another type of shower chair. It has five levels of height adjustment. It can also be used with seniors who need a little help to get in and out of the shower. It can easily be adapted to your specific height needs. It can be assembled for both left hand and right-hand applications. It also has an optional back rest for extra comfort. It has sure-grip legs for extra stability in the shower when things tend to be slippery.
Moen Non-Slip Adjustable Transfer Bench
Moen Non-Slip Adjustable Transfer Bench is a unique type of shower seat. It is incredibly easy and safe to get in and out of the bath tub or shower. It has an innovative leg design and easy-grip support handle to provide stability. It carries a weight capacity of 400 pounds. It has an adjustable height which makes it fit for nearly every senior and every bath tub design. This shower seat can help you get in and out of the shower easily without help. It has a very spacious seat.
Tub Transfer Bench by Vive
Another type of shower chair is the Tub Transfer Bench by Vive. This chair is inexpensive. It only needs only ten minutes to assemble and also require no tools. This seat allows you to sit the entire time. It has a reversible design which allows it to work in any bathroom. It has a very comfortable and secure seat which has a non-skid surface to prevent it from slipping off. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee. It carries a weight capacity of 300 pounds.
Rolling shower chairs are perfect for moving from one place to another. Shower chairs with arms are suitable for additional stability and support. Shower seats are designed perfectly to support the body while not putting any pressure on the existing injury or any delicate position. When choosing the best shower seat, one should consider some factors like; it should be sturdy, weatherproof and durable while offering comfort and solidity to the elderly.
I can assure you that shower chairs and most particularly those with arms and backrest and also rolling shower chairs are perfect for the elderly for it makes work easier, faster and also prevents our elderly from injuries for they will not fall or slide in the bathroom.