About Shower Transfers
About our Shower Transfer solutions
The process of accessing a shower with a mobility impairment is a challenge that affects millions around the world each day. The risks that carers and individuals take with a manual lift into the shower results in countless injuries such as back sprains or worse. We think that in a slippery, unstable environment like a wet bathroom, the job of transferring into and out of a shower should be taken over by capable assistive technology.
Adaptable and rotatable
We understand that all bathrooms are different, whether that’s in configuration of fixtures, shape or size. Accordingly, the Showerbuddy shower transfer solutions can be adapted to fit most bathrooms worldwide.
In fact, we’ve developed a standalone app called BathCheck that helps users, families and their occupational therapist to measure up a bathroom quickly and immediately determine Showerbuddy’s fit for them. Learn more about this innovative (and free) tool over at BathCheck.com.
Our shower transfer products offer a high degree of movement whilst bathing, whether that’s the 360 degree swivel of our SB1 Transfer Range or the highly manoeuvrable design of our Roll-In models. There’s a way to achieve comfort and personal bathing preferences through our solutions. The rotation of our SB1 chairs also helps carers achieve easier access to the individual for better assistance.
Why use a Shower Transfer system?
Slide effortlessly into the shower
Any mobility impaired person who’s struggled with manual access to a shower knows the process can be quite daunting – there are slippery surfaces, hard edges and the concern around strength of carer and the user themselves to contend with.
Showerbuddy makes transfers effortless.
For our users with a shower unit that comes with a raised edge, the transfer range makes use of a chair-bridge-base format that allows users to be moved across the edge of the shower into the unit to bathe. All of this happens with the user seated and securely positioned.
For those with an open shower area without an edge, the Roll-InBuddy range brings stability through reliable locking wheels and supportive arm, back and foot rests.
A shower transfer solution and much more
Showerbuddy’s range of shower transfer chairs have been used by tens of thousands of families the world over for over15 years. We develop solutions for all types of users and bathroom configurations. So whether you’re dealing with an open plan accessible ‘wet room’ style shower, or a shower unit with a raised edge, there’s a Showerbuddy transfer solution for you. But it’s not just shower access that our products take care of. In fact, the Showerbuddy is more a complete bathroom mobility solution, with the design of our chairs enabling comfortable toilet use, bedside commode and a total elimination of in-bathroom manual lifting and moving.
Our Shower Transfer Features
No manual lifting, fewer hazards
The biggest risks that a mobility impaired person experiences in the bathroom is in the manual lifting a carer needs to undertake to position them into a shower, bath or atop a toilet. Showerbuddy systems remove this. In fact, our solutions allow users to be transferred onto the Showerbuddy from the comfort of a bedroom, with flip back arms making bedside mounting simple.
The carer or loved one can then move the individual into the bathroom where they’re able to use the toilet, wash up and bathe in the shower without getting out of the chair once.
Comfortable and stable
Our shower transfer systems are designed to be comfortable for sustained use in the bathroom. Our cushion is made with reinforced thick foam and soft vinyl covering. It’s also easy to remove and clean without issue.
To keep our users stable, our chairs have high quality caster wheels that roll easily around the home and bathroom, with firm locking whilst using the toilet, bathing, or during mounts and transfers.
Every Showerbuddy system comes with an included commode bucket system, with a pail that’s simple to remove and a lid to protect the contents.
Safe, comfortable and relaxing showers
Showerbuddy isn’t just about making shower transfers easy. We believe that everyone has the right to relax and enjoy their shower. Our systems come with safety belts that help to keep the user in place. Along with a variety of adjustments to attain the best positioning and support, many of our Showerbuddy users can be afforded solo time to enjoy their shower without the immediate presence of a carer. It’s this dignified experience that drives us to develop Showerbuddy products.
Even with the included features and adjustability, Showerbuddy products go a step further to customisation around our users’ particular needs. Our extensive accessories allow Showerbuddy owners to achieve function such as:
Why choose us for your Shower Transfer
We build shower transfer chairs that last. In fact, many of our users are using the same chair through childhood, teenagehood and adulthood thanks to the durability and customisation enabled by our range.
At the core of our Showerbuddy range is the durable, non-rusting powder-coated aluminium frame. We develop chair frames through intensive research and design, giving us such a degree of confidence in their ability to last that we cover every frame with a lifetime warranty.
Our chairs are also assembled with high quality stainless steel, brass and plastic hardware, together creating a package that’s up to the rigours of daily bathroom use.
Setting up Showerbuddy is 90% done out of the box, meaning that getting it set up and operational can happen within an hour of delivery – tool-free.
We ensure that our manufacturing and packaging is sustainable, shipping our products in recyclable materials. At the end of the product’s life, the system can be recycled through your distributor or Showerbuddy directly.
More product features from Showerbuddy
Learn more about Showerbuddy’s extensive range of features in these handy guides.
One of the features of the Showerbuddy bathroom mobility system.
Your all-in-one shower chair and bathroom mobility solution.
Enjoy safe, supportive bathing and transfers in and out of the bath.
Enjoy comfort and hygiene with the Showerbuddy’s toilet functionality
Getting in and out of the bathtub has never been safer and easier.