5 Best Shower Chairs

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Our muscles can lose strength as we age or because of a medical condition. You may experience a lack of energy and find it hard to balance and stabilize your body, making daily activities challenging.  A simple task like taking a shower can become difficult because it requires a lot of energy to stand for a long period of time. 

A shower chair can be a  huge help in such a situation. A shower chair is a portable seat placed in the bathtub or shower, providing great physical support while showering and preventing serious falls in the tub. Made with aluminum legs with slip-resistant rubber tips that make it easy to place and use in the water. Generally, this chair is used in hospitals and nursing homes, but it can also be great for at-home use.

Types of Shower Chairs

There are several different types of shower chairs, such as:

  1. Shower stool – A seat without back support. This type is more suitable for those with more muscle strength and who can independently carry the stool around.
  2. Shower Chair – Designed with back support and armrests, which offer comfort and support to the user, making it easy to sit and get up from the chair.
  3. Tub BenchA long bench with two legs inside and two outside the bathtub. Simply slide on the bench to get into the tub.
  4. Fold-down chair – A wall-mountable chair that can be flipped open to sit while bathing and folded back when not in use.
  5. Rolling shower chair –  Designed to look like a wheelchair but with a commode-style seat. The user does not have to get up to access the toilet. This is best for accessible showers.

Where to buy a bathroom shower chair?

Rehab Store has many shower chairs available. Let’s take a look at our five best sellers:

1. Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms and Back

Designed for safety and comfortable bathing, this shower chair with arms, a back, and a sturdy and durable aluminum frame that prevents slips and falls. Simple to clean and rust-resistant. 

Features of Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms and Back

  • Adjustable seat height from 16” to 21”.
  • Max. weight capacity of 350 lbs.
  • Lightweight shower chair
  • Tool-free assembly.
  • Padded hand grip.

2. ProBasics Shower Chair

Designed for individuals seeking support and stability while bathing, this shower seat is available with and without back support and can hold up to 300 lbs. The contoured texture with drainage holes prevents water from pooling on the seat. Tool-free assembly and a limited lifetime warranty.

Features of ProBasics Shower Chair

  • Durable, lightweight, and rust-resistant aluminum frame.
  • Drainage holes on the seat reduce slipping.
  • Height adjustable legs with one-touch snap buttons.
  • Wide-based, non-skid feet for sturdiness. 
  • Wide base crutch tips for stability.

3. Drive Medical PreserveTech 360 Degree Swivel Bath Chair

Designed for the safe transfer of those with limited mobility in and out of the bathtub. The Drive Medical PreserveTech shower chair features a 360-degree swivel and locks every 90 degrees, providing more comfort to the user.

Features of Drive Medical PreserveTech 360 Degree Swivel Bath Chair

  • Durable, lightweight, and rust-proof aluminum frame.
  • Padded armrests offer a secure grip for sitting and standing.
  • Adjustable height from 15" to 22".
  • Drainage holes avoid water collection on the seat, making it less slippery.
  • Pivoting armrests can be raised to the side.

4. MJM Reclining Bath Chair

This wide, reclining bath chair has base extension casters and a head bolster. Available in small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes for superior user comfort. This shower chair is good for those with reduced muscle strength who cannot sit upright for long periods.

Features of MJM Reclining Bath Chair

  • Internal width of 13.25”.
  • Locking wheels ensure stability.
  • Assists patients on exam tables.
  • Made with anti-slip material.
  • Available in multiple sizes.

5. Carex Portable Shower Bench

At less than 5 lbs, this lightweight shower bench can be easily carried while traveling. It makes transferring in and out of the bathtub smooth and helps prevent falls. It also has a built-in soap dish with holes for user convenience and comfort.

Features of Carex Portable Shower Bench

  • Easily fits standard bathtubs 19” to 28” wide.
  • Comfortable contoured seating.
  • Rubber stops at the base to protect the bathtub from scratches.
  • Maximum weight capacity 300 lbs.
  • Tool-free installation.

The risk of slipping in the bathroom due to a lack of proper support is scary and can lead to huge consequences. A shower chair offers support and safety and lessens the risk of a dangerous slip or fall. Many features, such as padded grips, back support, swivel functions, and seats with drainage holes, are available to increase user security and caregiver’s peace of mind. 


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