Simple daily tasks become more challenging as we get older, especially when our joints and bones begin to creak. This is even truer when it is time for a shower or bath. The bathroom is the most dangerous room for those who are elderly or infirm because this is where most slipping or tripping accidents occur. But, a shower chair can eliminate most of these worries about injuries and accidents while in the bathroom.
Shower chairs are made from plastic and aluminum and they can be installed or placed in a shower stall or bathtub to give the user a safe spot to sit while taking a shower. They don’t have to stand while showering which makes it easier for people suffering from arthritis, bad back or those who are elderly with limited mobility. They come in a number of styles and you can easily find one that fits your bath or shower.
Shower chairs are lightweight and very strong and durable, which gives the user the option to easily move it if required. Some come with wheels making it even easier for caretakers to maneuver when needed.
Brakes on the wheels prevent the chair from rolling when being used. They all have sturdy metal legs and most have high strength plastic seats. Some models have exotic materials like teak and bamboo.
There is a shower transfer chair that is more suitable for people who are informed. These kinds of chairs have longer seats and are similar in style to a bench. The seat is placed over the bathtub with one leg on the inside of the tub and the other on the outside.
If the user wants to use the shower, they only need to sit on the edge prior to being transferred to a rail system in the inside or they can slowly slide themselves over, just like on a park bench. These kinds of chairs are bigger and use up lots of space, therefore, you need to consider the size of your bathroom before going for this option.
Shower chairs are great for almost any kind of bathroom, therefore you can take them with you on holidays or even when moving to a new home.
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