How To Choose The Right Shower Wheelchair And Bath Seat

Bath safety involves adherence to certain safety measures. Apart from that, you can also make use of devices to make bathing a lot easier. Shower wheelchairs, bath stools and seats, and transfer benches are some of the most helpful pieces of equipment in the market today.

In picking out the most appropriate bathroom device, you need to consider the following aspects:

Weight Capacity – The standard versions can hold a weight of 250 or 300 lbs. Shower chairs that can support a weight of up to 500 lbs. are sometimes called Bariatric models and normally have larger seats.  See the previous chapter for more detail about this type.

Seat Height – This should depend on your actual height, as well as your desired height level for the seat. Luckily, most shower chairs in the market come with adjustable seat heights.

Overall Base Width – The measurement assists in determining if the chair would fit in your bathroom space.

Arms and Back – This should depend on your preferences. You can opt for a shower chair with or without arm/backrests. However, you can also pick out a style that comes with a removable back or arm handles.

Unit Weight
– Some chairs may be heavier than other models. The lightweight types are better suited for travel.

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