Everyone needs a good shower or bath on a regular basis. But for seniors, disabled persons and others with limited mobility, getting in or out of a bathtub can be a challenging and potentially dangerous experience. Stepping over a tub wall simply isn't an option for some, and many caregivers aren't strong enough to lift someone up and over. A tub transfer bench is a safe and effective way to get in the shower without unnecessary risk or strain. Parentgiving has bath benches for elderly and injured individuals from top brands that will provide bathroom mobility for those who need assistance.
We have a wide assortment of transfer benches and chairs in all sizes and styles. Universal bathroom benches straddle the bathtub wall, allowing users to sit on the portion outside of the tub, easily slide inside and remain seated for a bath or shower. A backrest on the in-tub portion provides additional support. From there, you can select a number of options for fit and function. Select an adjustable shower bench for added customization, padded transfer benches that are extra-comfortable, reversible bath benches that can be used in any tub or a bariatric transfer bench for heavier patients. Molded shower benches fit the body more exactly for added comfort.
All of our transfer tub seats for elderly people are made to be secure and easy to use. Steel or aluminum frames offer lightweight strength while the textured plastic seats have drain holes to prevent water puddling. Enjoy full stability thanks to angled rubber-tipped legs and get a bench with a commode opening for sudden urges. The current and former caregivers on our staff only choose the best transfer benches and other bathroom aids that have been shown to work well at an affordable price. Check out our Bathtub Transfer Bench Buyer's Guide for more information or contact us for knowledgeable assistance. All orders over $50 will ship fast and free!
Choosing the Best
For some people having a seat inside the bath isn&rsquot enough. You may need assistance getting over the side of the tub whether you plan on using a handheld shower or sitting under your shower&rsquos jets once inside. Bathtub transfer benches make &ldquotransferring&rdquo in and out of the bathtub safe simple and comfortable. With a transfer bench you sit down at the end that is positioned outside of the tub then swing your legs over the side of the tub and center yourself on the bench eliminating the need to actually climb over to get in. Think of it as an extension of the typical shower chair.
Despite being called a transfer bench for shower or bath most styles are more like chairs offering you the comfort of a wide seat and back for support. Among the features to look for are:
- Comfortable cushioned seat and backrest
- Rustproof aluminum-frame construction for comfort and stability
- Height adjustable legs that adjust in 1-inch increments
- Back that easily adjusts or reverses to accommodate right or left transfers
- Built-in handles (usually in the backrest) to make positioning easier
- Extra large suction cups on legs to provide added safety
- Handheld shower holder
- Integrated soap tray
- Removable outside handle that helps you balance
- Non-slip finish on the seat
- Drain holes on the seat
- Bench with a weight capacity that secure accommodates your weight
- No-tool assembly if desired
Bathtub transfer benches can however be as simple as a flat transfer board that spans the width of the bathtub and juts out over the exterior tub wall. Or as elaborate a piece of equipment as the Bellavita Auto Bathtub Chair Seat Lift the lightest bath lift chair on the market weighing just 20.5 lbs. This bath lifter by Drive Medical was designed with the assistance of healthcare professionals. Great for standard or deeper model bathtubs it will lower you in and out of a tub of water allowing you to take a traditional bath. Just a few of its features are a padded backrest can recline up to 50 degrees at the seats lowest position and a water-tight hand that control floats in water making it easy to access the control buttons while bathing.