Bath Seats

Written by Amy Hall
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There are various types of bath seats that can be used by patients who are either too weak from surgery to stand in the shower or are suffering from a chronic condition that makes bathing difficult. Wheeled shower chairs are perfect for transferring a patient from the bed or a chair to the shower for bathing. For obvious reasons, this type of seat has brakes on the rear wheels for stability while in the shower.

There are also bath seats that can be placed in the tub on an as-needed basis for those who may get weak standing up in the shower. Seat height should be adjustable to accommodate people of varying sizes. In addition, it is necessary for the seat to have a non-skid bottom in order to ensure that the seat does not move, which could cause the patient to slip and injure him or herself.

All bath seats should be made of a high-strength material, yet they should be lightweight so they can be easily moved. It can be helpful if they have arms and a back for additional support, but this may not be necessary for patients that can get up and down on their own. It is a good idea to check with the manufacturer what the weight limit is on a bath seat before purchasing it, as some can accommodate more weight than others.

Bath Seats for Comfortable Bathing

You can typically find bath seats through retailers that sell medical products such as bedside commodes, walkers, canes, wheelchairs and skin care creams. If you want to get the best deal for your money, your best bet is to look to the Web for your supplies. Many online retailers sell medical supplies at wholesale prices that are simply too good to resist.

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