This Eagle Health Supplies Sliding Shower Transfer Bench with Cut-out Seat and Adjustable Height is perfect for those of us with aging parents. The unit assembled easily and the instructions were clear and easy to follow. Once this was in place, it made getting in and out of the shower easy and risk free. I was impressed with how well this worked. It is also very sturdy, which is important when entrusting a device with the safety of a loved one. Highly Recommended!
We have used the swivel style sliding bench for many years. We needed to replace it so we opted for this style with the replaceable cutout. The only thing different from the regular swivel sliding bench is that to accommodate the cutout, the seat is about 2-3 inches taller for us even at the lowest adjustments. For those who are considering this model you need to take that into consideration. If the person showering has short legs or is short, the seat is higher to get onto and when in the bathtub, a stepstool will be needed under their feet. (We have used a hard plastic foot stool we bought at Walmart for less than $10 to put under his feet while in the tub.). One benefit of the seat being higher is that it is easier to lift their feet over the edge of the tub. And I don't have to bend over as far to help with washing. So there are pluses and minuses to this seat model. I am dealing with my adult son with CP in this showering/bathing process so I am the one making the accommodations and assistance. For us, this model still worked well for us but as I have indicated it is different in height from the regular swivel model. But either way, I have to transfer assist him onto the seat, push it into position,and pull it back each time we use it. This seat swivels and slides easily so we are pleased. The cutout will be useful when cleaning between the legs is necessary and there is space to easily access between the legs (because of the height of the seat). The space is adequate and similar to a separated toilet seat being open in the front. The cutout lifts out easily and stays in place when in position....though not tight.
Look, no one WANTS to need this but whether for an elderly relative or a broken femur, this seat saved me. Easy to install. Easy to use. The seat swivels so I can get in and out of the tub without fearing a fall and slides in and out so that the shower water stays IN the shower. Truly a godsend.
Easy to put together and works perfectly. He couldn't wait to try it out. Hubby suffers from severe MS and has lost the ability to walk and arm strength comes and goes. We have had a chair in the tub that we paid way too much for. It rocks alot during transfer to and from wheel chair and requires straddling the tub wall and he is always afraid of slipping. We have a small bathroom and didn't think we would find one that would allow him to transfer to and from his mobility chair outside of the tub, due to the sink and toilet barely allowing room for the chair. We were excited to find this chair as it allows him to do just that.