Shower chairs, often called commodes, are a great way to keep elderly and disabled individuals safe when in the shower. Slips fall, and trips are common occurrences that can happen in an environment as slippery as the bathroom. As a result, people deal with painful injuries due to the slippery conditions. The ones most affected by bathroom-related falls are older adults or people with disabilities. As you may already know, disabled individuals are more prone to injury when in hazardous environments, and the bathroom is one area of the home where injuries tend to happen at a more frequent rate. It is imperative that safety precautions are taken in order to keep disadvantaged individuals safe. Ensuring that you have the correct shower chair that caters to your needs is something that we at JB Medical can help you with.
For many years, people with disabilities have struggled to keep themselves safe in the bathroom. Nowadays, there are shower chairs and other devices that can help an individual prevent injury while keeping them clean all at the same time. This article will be discussing why disabled individuals should invest in a good shower chair and which chairs would be best suited to their needs. Buying a shower chair does not have to be difficult, that’s why at JB Medical we have invested in only the highest grade shower chairs that cater to all individuals.
Choose a Shower Chair That Properly Supports Your Needs
A disabled individual needs to consider the kind of support they need. How will the shower chair help the person once they are seated? Take someone with arthritis, for example. Arthritis has caused a decreased range of motion in their joints and muscles, which means that holding up their weight might be difficult. If you fail to consider this when choosing a shower chair, it might result in injury.
Before a shower chair can be deemed appropriate for a disabled person, there needs to be a proper assessment of what their specific needs are. The right kind of shower chair will reduce the risk of falling, keeping them safe and secure when performing the task of showering. If you tire easily when showering, cannot stand for long periods have difficulty entering and exiting the shower, or have a slippery type of shower then you are the perfect candidate to buy a shower commode. It might just save your life.
Benefits Of Shower Chairs
Given all of this information about who would need a commode, it’s crucial to highlight all of the reasons and benefits of having one, including:
- Their convenience will provide the user with confidence and independence
- Reduce anxiety about having to go to the toilet if this is a difficult task due to mobility/disability.
- Commodes reduce the risk of falls as it brings the toilet top the user in a safer way than potentially having a more complex transfer to a standard toilet.
- Commodes can provide increased comfort and stability that a normal toilet cannot – this is due to the frame which surrounds it.
- Commodes make caregiving easier because it reduces difficult transfers and can often result in less effort/strain on their bodies.
- Cost-efficient – if home living or property conversion is needed to accommodate care needs due to toileting reasons, a commode is a much cheaper option and less disruption than adapting a building.
Our Range of Chairs
Bariatric Platform Commode
Bariatric Platform Commode is a heavy-duty bariatric shower chair that has a reinforced frame and drop-down armrests capable of a maximum user weight of 400kg. It features easy foot-operated sliding, non-slip, weight-bearing platform, removable and adjustable seat with 70mm travel, stainless steel castors. It is perfect for people who have mobility issues. Other important features that this chair offers includes:
- Dropdown heavy duty armrests with safety arms
- Stainless steel pan rack guides
- Weight limit of 400kg
Atlantic Wave Commode
The Atlantic Wave Commode & Shower Chair is constructed of a high-quality silver-painted aluminium frame that guarantees a long-lasting, rust-free product with exceptional strength. It’s maneuverable and can support up to 160kg of weight, making it ideal for most patients. It features an easy-to-clean detachable polyurethane backrest and detachable armrests. It has a seat depth of 430mm and a width of 510mm. The overall seat height of 500-530mm with a padded seat and the maximum user weight capacity is 160kg. This makes this chair is a great candidate for general use and ensures good safety when in the shower.
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Shower chairs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each catering to different needs. It is important that you choose the right chair for your specific needs in order to ensure safety and comfort while showering. Our selection of high-quality shower chairs is designed to provide independence, reduce anxiety, and make caregiving easier for both the disabled individual and their caregiver. Let us help you find the perfect shower chair for your unique situation!