The bathroom can be a slippery place with most injuries in the house occurring in the bathroom, especially when elderly or disabled people are involved. Creating a safe bathroom environment by utilizing bathroom aid bathing benches and bathing chairs is very important.
When you’re looking for handicapped bathing chairs there are a few key features which you should opt for. Firstly having a height length adjustable chair is very useful. These length adjustable chairs don’t cost huge amounts of extra money (in fact many are cheaper), and they allow for the perfect height for the user.
All four legs of the bathing chair are length adjustable in a similar fashion to length adjustable crutches which have small holes spread out evenly along the legs allowing length adjustments in increments of around one inch.
The Ez2care Adjustable Lightweight Shower Bench is the most popular, affordable and useful bathroom bathing chair on Amazon.com. It’s length adjustable, simple and lightweight. It also features a neutral grey white base seat, and stainless steel silver chair legs. It’s designed as a functional bathroom aid – no gimmicks whatsoever. More important it’s priced at under $30 which is incredibly affordable.
The second most popular bathing chair is the AquaSense Adjustable Bath and Shower Chair with Non-Slip Seat. This is very similar to the E2care bathing bench however one big difference is that it features a non-slip seat. What’s more is that it’s around $20 which makes it 1/3rd of the price of its similar competition. On the other hand $30 is already cheap… and perhaps it’s not worth risking your safety by choosing the cheapest product you can find.
A slightly different but similar bathing chair is the Drive Medical Bath Stool With Padded Rotating Seat. It too is length adjustable but features a rotating seat. The seat rotates a full 360 degrees and is very useful for use in the bath or shower. However it’s worth noting that not everyone will find this seat useful… the spinning feature can actually cause accidents in some cases. It depends upon the person’s stability and motion.
If you’re interested in bathroom and shower stools/chairs which are length adjustable the first thing you need to inspect is their length range. Some chairs which are length adjustable can only be adjusted between a height range of several inches.. whereas others are adjustable up to around ten inches. It’s also worth looking into the increments that each length adjustment alters the height by – usually it’s around one inch.
There are many types of useful handicapped bathroom accessories which serve two main purposes. The first and foremost is creating a safer bathroom environment. This includes prevention such as non-slip floor mats, as well as responsive which includes safety handles and rails to grab onto if a slip occurs. The second is creating an easier and more comfortable bathroom experience. The length adjustable bathing chairs which this article focuses on are a key part of creating this environment.