77762 - Tub-Mount Swivel Sliding Transfer Bench
This bath chair is made of high quality materials and is designed for either a right hand or left hand orientation. It truly does not require any tools for assembly and is a very sturdy design. The side clamp opens wide enough to accommodate most tubs and the lap belt can be removed easily if not needed. Overall, this is an excellent product and easy to learn how to operate without too many buttons or levers to operate. I feel confident that this product will provide years of reliable service.
My mother had trouble getting in and out of the bath. This device works very well and makes it so much easier. Wish I had found this product earlier. I recommend it for those who are challenged in their mobility.
This is an exceptionally well-made assistive device -- perfect for my current situation with a broken right leg -- and well worth the money spent. There are only 8 parts to assemble without any tools whatsoever, and lying in bed, I was able to put it together in just over 5 minutes. It took my wife about the same amount of time to take it to the bathroom and mount it on the tub. The clamp mechanism securely fastens the bench to the tub.
I weigh about 270 pounds, and the only challenge this presents is that when transferring from the inside position to the outside position, the seat contacts the clamp, and I have to sort of raise up off the seat and pull the seat forward to get it to lock into position. Without locking, it's a bit unsafe because the seat slides effortlessly along the rails, and standing without being locked causes the seat to slide back into the tub. Other than that I have no real complaints.
The seat is wide enough to fit me, which makes it very comfortable (I don't need the seat belt, so I removed it) -- the seat back does not have holes as shown in the photo. After using it three or four times now, however, I would strongly recommend ordering one or two of the arm rests for this chair (mine will be coming in several more days). There is a certain amount of security that is provided by being able to push up to a standing position (I am on strict orders for "no weight bearing" on my right leg for at least 4-5 more weeks -- it is exactly four weeks since my accident and surgery).
FYI -- the manufacturer recommends lubricating the sliding rails with WD-40 to maintain the ease of transfer.
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.