10 Reasons To Upgrade Your Shower Chair
As a bathroom mobility company, we’ve dedicated our efforts to truly understanding what the challenges are that individuals, their families and their carers face in the bathroom, using this to inform our range of products, accessories and award-winning bathroom measurement app called BathCheck.
It’s quite common for new Showerbuddy users to have come from a long list of other chairs and transfer solutions that simply didn’t suffice. In this article we provide 10 reasons why upgrading to a good shower chair and bathroom mobility solution is worth considering.
One of the riskiest parts of using the bathroom with a significant mobility impairment is getting into the shower or over the bathtub – and out again. Awkward spaces, hard edges and wet surfaces is a recipe for accidents without good equipment to reduce the load on manual, physical assistance.
Upgrading to a shower chair solution that takes care of the transfer almost entirely through the function of the equipment – and not those operating it – will greatly reduce the chances of transfer-related injury.
If these struggles sound like something you’re encountering, consider looking for a better alternative that handles the transfer.
These risks simply aren’t worth taking. Upgrading to a chair that offers excellent security of the user in a seated position as well as reassuring stability against a shower or bath walls and floor is something that we think everyone should prioritise.
Get a stronger frame
Improve seated comfort
By upgrading to a shower chair that offers a soft, supportive cushion atop the seat, users can not just get stability with bathing but enjoyment. At Showerbuddy we treat ‘enjoyment’ of bathing with as much importance as anything else. The bathroom routine should be pleasant and relaxing for everyone, regardless of their mobility.
Better adjustment on body position
If a shower chair doesn’t adjust, then it may be worth exploring other options. Depending on the model you can find shower chairs that can be adjusted at the backrest, feet rests, neck and even have the seating angle tilted.
Better fit for your bathroom
Long term durability and function
For very minor support needs or short term light support it may be workable to get away with a cheap quality shower chair. But for any significant mobility impairment, it’s important to opt for a solution that’s up to the rigours of daily use. The chair must be able to withstand constant, shifting and heavy weight distribution. It also needs to do this whilst remaining totally water resistant. The fittings that hold the chair together and in position must remain tight and reliable.
If the current chair you, your family member or your client is using doesn’t meet these needs, it may be time to upgrade to something that does.
Upgrading to a proper sophisticated bathroom solution like Showerbuddy gives users access to all these methods of customisation. The chair becomes tailored to the individual’s needs.
Conduct all bathroom activities in the one chair
Learn more about Showerbuddy
Showerbuddy provides a range of transfer systems that fit most bathrooms around the world. Our system allows comfortable, sturdy movement around the bathroom to conduct your daily routine. Thanks to the smart design, users are afforded more independence and dignity in the bathroom. You can learn more about Showerbuddy or, get in touch with our team to arrange a demo with your nearest distributor.
The information in this article is intended as general information only and is not a replacement for official health guidance by your local medical providers. Please always consult an occupational therapist and/or local healthcare for more specific guidance.