If you or someone in your care is dealing with limited mobility, it is important to consider fall prevention equipment such as shower chairs as an investment in safety. Some of the most challenging tasks are related to the bathroom. Without the proper bath safety equipment, the bathroom can be very scary place for those who dealing with instability issues. Bathroom tasks pose a higher risk factor relative to other rooms due to the presence of water, slippery surfaces, and often times a limited space. On the flip side, you can have confidence in using the bathroom if proper safety equipment is available for your utilization. One of the most effective pieces of equipment designed to keep one safe from a bathroom related injury is a shower chair.
Unlike a lot of other fancy durable medical equipment, a shower chair is exactly what it sounds like it is. It is a seat designed to be used while taking a shower. A typical shower chair is designed within the general specifications of tub dimension, made out of material that does not rust, and height adjustable to accommodate different user heights. Choosing the right shower chair requires some thought about features you need and do not need.
There are many different shower chairs and many different features. There are shower chair features that range to accommodate general needs to specific needs, but no single chair accommodates all needs. When deciding on a shower chair, there are some important questions to be asked.
There are circumstances in which one might need a basic shower chair. Basic shower chairs are most popularly used when one is recovering from a surgery or injury. Good basic shower chairs receiving positive reviews include the Carex Shower Stool, the Carex Universal Bath Bench, and Drive Deluxe Shower Chair. The reason being is that they are reliable, sturdy, height adjustable and very reasonably priced for the temporary purpose they are generally meant to serve.
There are other circumstances in which one might need a shower chair with specific features to accommodate specific. More involved shower chairs may be needed when dealing with a condition that is degenerative or unreversible physical damage is sustained. An example of a type of shower chair in this category includes a shower transfer bench, in which one can remain in a seated position while getting into a tub. If you need a shower transfer bench, the Moen Transfer Shower Bench is recommended because it is very sturdy, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing. If you need a shower chair that has arms the user can use for leverage when standing up, the Eagle Snap-N-Save Shower Chair may be the right one for you. If you share a residence with a lot of people, you may want to consider a shower chair that easily folds away such as the Nova Folding Shower Chair or Nova Wall Mounted Shower Seat. There are many other shower chair features available. The best way to get an idea of what features are needed is to analyze the user's abilities and inabilities in regards to mobility, strength, and coordination.
Do not worry about not finding the perfect shower chair. There are many different shower chair possibilities to choose from and resources for advice. Choosing the right shower chair may not seem like a big deal, but you do not want to underestimate the difference a choice like this could make in the long run.