For many of the caregivers reading this, you know all too well the anxiety our loved ones often experience during the morning routine. One of the primary obstacles to a stress-free morning is the difficulty of taking a bath or shower. Not only can showers be cold, but slippery feet and wet floors are daunting for those who are at risk for falling.
You can take away some of their anxiety — and your own! — by developing a better, safer bathtub transfer system. We encourage you to take a close look at our wide variety of shower chairs and other bathroom transfer aids to see how you might be able to drastically improve your routine for giving your loved one a shower. You shouldn’t settle on run-of-the-mill shower chairs that do little more than any other chair. Our shower chairs actually help make transfers easier. Take a look at three of our favorite.
The Rotate & Slide Tub Transfer Bench features a swivel top that also slides over the tub. With the Rotate & Slide Tub Transfer Bench, you can help your loved one onto the bench while they are facing toward you, turn the swivel seat 90 degrees to line up with the tub, put one leg into the tub, slide the seat over, and finally place the outside leg into the tub. It’s a simple process that reduces bending or moving at awkward angles for both loved one and caregiver. Watch the video to see just how easy it is:
The seat height adjusts between 16 and 23 inches, and the legs, back and arm can be removed for easy transport and storage.
The Eagle Snap-N-Save Sliding Transfer Bench with Cut Out Swivel Seat works much the same way, since it also swivels and slides over the tub. It has the added feature of a cut out seat to allow for peri cleaning, which is important for avoiding infections, rashes and bed sores.
Go straight to the bathtub from the toilet with the Snap-N-Save XX Long Sliding Transfer Bench. This cut out seat is made to allow your loved one to use the toilet easily. Being able to slide directly to the tub reduces the amount of transferring involved in the morning routine. The cut out seat can also improve peri cleaning. Be sure to check the detailed measurements on the product page to ensure it will fit appropriately in your bathroom.
Prevent falls and reduce the amount of time and energy you and your loved one spend while getting ready to take on the day. A high-quality shower chair could be what you’ve been needing all along. Share with friends!