A tub transfer bench is a mobility aid that allows the user to shower in a seated position and get in and out of the bathtub safely. It consists of a long seat with four legs that straddle the wall of the bathtub. The user sits on the transfer bench and slides across the seat. He or she must be able to lift their legs over the wall of the tub. Each transfer bench comes with a backrest that can be removed. Some transfer benches have padded seats and backrests, while others do not. We carry a transfer bench that has a sliding seat that makes it even easier to enter and exit the shower. A tub transfer bench makes for a more independent bathing experience without compromising safety.
Shower chairs are similar to transfer benches in that they allow the user to sit while showering. The difference with a medical shower chair is that the user must be able to step over the wall of the tub, since the entire shower chair sits within the bath tub. Some shower chairs have arm rests, giving the user something to grab onto when standing up. We also carry a shower chair with a built-in commode opening and commode pan, which is ideal for people with incontinence. If the user is not able to stand up or lift their legs over a tub, a shower chair with wheels can be used. Keep in mind, a wheeled shower chair can only be used in a stall shower with no tub or steps.