Bath bench help people independently bathe and care for themselves while lowering the risk of accidental injury from painful falls. They are also called tub seats, shower seats, shower benches, and bath seats all depending on the exact style. A shower chair is different from a transfer bench but transfer benches can be used in the shower to help those who go from wheelchair to bathtub.
Important! A shower chair will not help you if it does not fit properly in your tub. The bottom of the legs needs to sit flat against the bottom of the tub and not up against the angled sides of the bathtub walls. When the legs are flat against the bottom of the tub they will be more stable. Always take careful measurements of the bottom of the tub. Check the shower chair you intend to buy and make sure it is the right size. Many companies will not allow you to return a shower chair once it has been opened and assembled so check measurements and size carefully!
The best way to choose a shower chair or bath seat is to take your time and research the products you are considering. Do they get good reviews? Will the chair physically fit into the shower or bathtub you will be using? Whenever you are shopping at an online medical supply store always feel free to contact their customer service team if you have any questions. I am sure they would be glad to point you in the right direction and help answer your questions.