Purchased this for my mother who suffered a stroke affecting her left leg and arm. She was very apprehensive about taking a shower and, as she is unable to walk, was nervous to even try and approach a shower chair. We had her occupational therapist show us and her how to approach and use this shower chair. I can just say, this chair is really a lifesaver. The swivel motion allows her to sit in the chair from the wheelchair outside of the shower. With just a click we slide her into the shower, then swivel her inside the shower. With the use of a wand she is able to wash with her usable hand and even clean her private areas giving us confidence she will not get infections or a bad smell from being unwashed. She is now able to shower which make us all happy. the chair is very sturdy and the slide and swivel mechanisms work smoothly. I have to say, the 'click' sound of the chair locking into place is also a sound that gives confidence to the user as she knows it is safe once 'clicked' into place and the 'seatbelt' style velcro strap is another safety feature that gives her confidence she will stay in the chair. The chair is easy to clean - we just tip it to pour out the little water left in the 'bowl' area. I looked all over for a shower chair that would fit our needs - and this is the one! Shipping was fast and the cost was comparable to other sites and even a little less than some. I would highly recommend this chair if you are a caretaker for someone with paralyses.
My dad is very happy with this. It handles every rotation, movement, etc... that needs to happen.
This sliding transfer bench has been of ultimate help for a 250 pound gentleman. Appreciate it very much.
I’ve had my chair for a few weeks now and I absolutely love it. It swivels and slides smoothly and feels very sturdy.
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.