As you get older, it may be difficult to stand or keep your balance while in the shower. A shower chair or bath bench offers the support you need while bathing. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide on the right chair or bench. This guide will help you pick the best option for your space!
Shower vs. Bath
Your first decision will be picking based on whether you have a shower or a bath.
If you have a shower, you’ll want to look at your shower chair options that are designed to rest on the shower floor. If you have a bathtub or a tub shower combo, you’ll want to look at bath bench options that fit into your tub.
The wide seating surface gives more confidence to users when transferring as well as those who need to sit while showering. The slats are fully sealed against the ingress of water and all fittings are stainless steel, ensuring the shower board is corrosion resistant.
Prefer to sit in your bathtub? As you age, it can be difficult to get in and out of the tub. A bath lift lets you enjoy a relaxing soak without struggling to sit or stand. With single button operation and build-in safety features, is this the bath lift you’ve been looking for?
There are a variety of aids that can make it easier to take a bath or shower. Some make it easier to bathe independently while others help reduce your chances of a slip and fall. Check out our top 5 suggestions!
Aids to Make Independent Bathing Easier
A long handled bath sponge makes it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas. A bendable sponge allows you to bend the sponge to the perfect angle when cleaning your back. Or choose a flannel strap and wash mitt to help reach awkward places. The cotton terry surface can be used for washing and the coarse foam on the reverse can be used for scouring and toning your skin.
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