Stools for Shower

Category Description Websites
Grab Bars:
Tub-Mounted Grab Bars

Grab bars are important safety features. There are tub-mounted grab bars, wall-mounted grab bars, folding versions, and suction cup-mounted version. 

www.carepathways.com
www.allegromedical.com
www.mymedmart.com
www.rehabmart.com
www.jamesonmedical.com

Wall Mounted Grab Bars

Grab bars are important safety features. There are tub-mounted grab bars, wall-mounted grab bars, folding versions, and suction cup-mounted version.

www.thehardwarehut.com
www.ameds.com
www.mvmsinc.com
www.allegromedical.com
www.homedepot.com
www.grabbarsonline.com

Folding Grab Bars

Grab bars are important safety features. There are tub-mounted grab bars, wall-mounted grab bars, folding versions, and suction cup-mounted version.

www.thehardwarehut.com
www.mrgrabbar.com

Acoustic Treatments:
Acoustic Panels

Bathing areas usually have lots of hard surfaces, and can be very noisy, which may disturb some individuals. Acoustic attenuation can be provided through products that spray on the ceilings, or through specialized acoustic panels that can be applied to walls and/or ceiling, with cleanable/moisture-resistant coverings that are appropriate in a damp environment like a tub room.

www.pyrokinc.com
www.conweddesignscape.com
www.acoustimac.com
www.designtex.com

Heating Options for Bathrooms:
Radiant Heat Panels

Several options are available for keeping the bathing area warm. Radiant heat panels are applied to the walls or ceiling.

Infrared Heat Lamps

Several options are available for keeping the bathing area warm. Infrared heat lamps come with optional lights and fans.

www.1000bulbs.com
www.amazon.com

Heated Bathroom Floors

Several options are available for keeping the bathing area warm. Heating elements are installed under tile floors.

www.warmlyyours.com

Towel Warmers:
Heated Towel Bars

Warm towels feel wonderful after a bath or shower, especially when the weather or the facility is cool. There are two types of towel warmers: heated bars upon which towels hang; and warming cabinets. Be aware that towels get hot and can cause burns. Warming cabinets are safer and can accommodate larger numbers of towels, but they are also more costly and take up more space.

www.towel-warmer.com
www.mysoninc.com
www.atrendyhome.com
www.faucet.com
www.vintagetub.com
www.towelwarmeroutlet.com
www.qualitybath.com
www.homeclick.com

Warming Cabinets

Warm towels feel wonderful after a bath or shower, especially when the weather or the facility is cool. There are two types of towel warmers: heated bars upon which towels hang; and warming cabinets. Be aware that towels get hot and can cause burns. Warming cabinets are safer and can accommodate larger numbers of towels, but they are also more costly and take up more space.

www.surgmed.com
www.steris.com
www.universalmedicalinc.com
www.macmedical.com

Shower Stools & Chairs:
Wall-Mounted, Fold-Down Shower Seats

In the shower, many people find it helpful to have something to sit down on. Some are attached to the wall--while others are freestanding stools that cna be placed in the shower when needed. Still others look more like chairs and provide a back to lean back against--which can be helpful if someone gets tired easily.

www.thehardwarehut.com
www.mustee.com
www.nationalbuildersupply.com

Stools for Shower

In the shower, many people find it helpful to have something to sit down on. Some are attached to the wall--while others are freestanding stools that cna be placed in the shower when needed. Still others look more like chairs and provide a back to lean back against--which can be helpful if someone gets tired easily.

www.freedomshowers.com
www.mvmsinc.com
www.allegromedical.com
www.mymedmart.com
www.carepathways.com
www.rehabmart.com
www.jamesonmedical.com

Shower Wheelchairs:
Shower Wheelchairs

When someone is not mobile, it can be useful to have a wheelchair that will roll into the shower. Some of these products are highly adjustable and can help the caregiver assist the person in undressing and preparing for the shower.

Seated Baths with Entry Door
Side panel that pulls up from below:
  • Seat at chair height
  • Can be operated by bather
  • Tub fills after side is raised and secured
  • Fits in standard tub recess

www.ARJO.com (Freedom Bath)
www.ARJO.com (Parker Tub)

Door-like Side Panel that Swings Open

Door-like side panel that swings open:

  • Seat at chair height
  • Fills after panel is closed

www.safesteptub.com
www.safetytubs.com
www.homedepot.com 
www.tollos.com
www.wayfair.com
 

End Panel that Swings Open

www.premiercarebathing.com
www.apollobath.com

Seated Baths without Entry Door
Other seated tubs do not have openings for entry. These tubs require a lift for use. They are pre-filled before the bather gets in.

www.ARJO.com
www.premiercarebathing.com

Fixed Height Models
Some of these tubs allow the person to be bathed in the recumbent position. These tubs are particularly useful for persons who are bedridden or who cannot be transferred comfortably. Some models allow you to raise or lower the tub, for easier caregiver access.

www.invacare.com (IH4300)
www.premiercarebathing.com
www.apollobath.com

Adjustable Height Models
Some of these tubs allow the person to be bathed in the recumbent position. These tubs are particularly useful for persons who are bedridden or who cannot be transferred comfortably. Some models allow you to raise or lower the tub, for easier caregiver access.

www.ARJO.com (Rhapsody)
www.invacare.com (IH6300)
www.tollos.com
www.premiercarebathing.com
www.apollobath.com (Revolution with tilt feature)

Benches

For residential tubs, there are a number of benches that sit inside the tub and extend to or beyond the edge of the tub to facilitate transferring into and out of the tub.

www.eaglehealth.com
www.ameds.com
www.arjo.com
www.wmmedicalsupply.com
www.invacare.com
www.freedomshowers.com
www.allegromedical.com
www.mymedmart.com
www.carepathways.com
www.rehabmart.com
www.jamesonmedical.com

Sliding Tub Chair

Fancier tubs chairs have a sliding or swivel seat to make transferring easier.

www.eaglehealth.com
www.allegromedical.com
www.mvmsinc.com
www.assistiveinnovation.com
www.medicalproductsdirect.com
www.ameds.com
www.jamesonmedical.com
www.health-mobility.com

Lifts for Use with Bathtubs:
Solid-seat Lifts

A number of lifts are available to get people in and out of tubs. These include solid-seat systems and sling-style systems. The solid seat systems are designed for use in tubs, and the sling systems generally are not; so solid seat systems are preferred.

www.tollos.com 
www.arjo.com
www.southwestmedical.com

Sling-style Lifts

A number of lifts are available to get people in and out of tubs. These include solid-seat systems and sling-style systems. The solid seat systems are designed for use in tubs, and the sling systems generally are not; so solid seat systems are preferred.

www.wyeastmed.com (suitable for tub-home use)

Combination Transfer Bench/Bath Seat

There are also products that combine a transfer bench and lowered bath seat, with cut out in padded vinyl seat. Some of these are mechanical to help the person raise and lower in the tub, while others are comprised of benches at different levels.

www.ameds.com

Inflatable Bed Tubs

For someone who cannot get to the tub, there are inflatable tubs that fit on most beds. For filling, they either use a faucet or water bag. 

www.allegromedical.com
www.rehabmart.com

Rinseless Bath Products - Disposable Cloths

Sometimes it is best not to do a traditional bath or shower to get clean. An alternative is rinse-free soaps, which are quite valuable in many situations. Products with rinse-free soaps include disposable cloths, which can be heated in the microwave, and similar products for cleaning up after incontinence episodes. There are also rinse free soap concentrates and foams that are used with regular washcloths.

www.sageproducts.com
www.apodanusa.com
www.mvmsinc.com
www.wmmedicalsupply.com
www.allegromedical.com

Rinseless Bath Products - No-Rinse Soaps

Sometimes it is best not to do a traditional bath or shower to get clean. An alternative is rinse-free soaps, which are quite valuable in many situations. Products with rinse-free soaps include disposable cloths, which can be heated in the microwave, and similar products for cleaning up after incontinence episodes. There are also rinse free soap concentrates and foams that are used with regular washcloths.

www.easemedic.com
www.fncmedical.com

Rinseless Incontinence Products for Perineal Cleaning

Sometimes it is best not to do a traditional bath or shower to get clean. An alternative is rinse-free soaps, which are quite valuable in many situations. Products with rinse-free soaps include disposable cloths, which can be heated in the microwave, and similar products for cleaning up after incontinence episodes. There are also rinse free soap concentrates and foams that are used with regular washcloths.

www.sageproducts.com
www.donovanindustries.com
www.apollobath.com

Bag and Inflatable Hair Washing Basin for Bed-Based Hair Washing

A number of specialized hair washing products are available. These include a hair "pool" for bed-based hair washing; rinse-free shampoo.

Hair Washing Products:
Rinse-Free Shampoo

A number of specialized hair washing products are available. These include rinse-free shampoo.

www.sageproducts.com
www.wmmedicalsupply.com

Fabric Shampoo Cape

A number of specialized hair washing products are available. These include a fabric shampoo "cape" that can be attached to a chair and sink for seated hair washing.

Shower Rinse Trays

A number of specialized hair washing products are available. These include rinse trays for in-room hair washing.

www.allegromedical.com
www.carepathways.com

No-Rinse Shower Cap

A number of specialized hair washing products are available. These include a hair "pool" for bed-based hair washing; rinse-free shampoo; a fabric shampoo "cape" that can be attached to a chair and sink for seated hair washing; rinse trays for in-room hair washing; a water bag that carries up to 2 gallons of water on a pole; a no-rinse shower cap; and a turban that keeps the hair dry and head warm or gently dries wet hair after shampooing.

www.sageproducts.com