77692 - Swivel Sliding Transfer Bench (Extra Long)
We have a house with small bathrooms and our shower has a 4" rim around the bottom (handicapped accessible but not wheelchair accessible) so our problem was how to get someone from mechanical lift into the shower when there was not room to turn the lift in any direction--straight into the room and straight back out required. The person being showered can sit independently but cannot scoot or slide as is required by most transfer benches. This longer sliding transfer bench gets him from outside the shower into the shower by sliding the chair along the tracks of the transfer bench. With this device we can use the lift to deposit him on the chair (without having to turn the lift once in the bathroom), then slide him into the shower. We had tried all kinds of ramps and transport devices to accomplish this so were thrilled when this extra long bench simplified showering. We've only used it a few times so don't know how it will hold up over time. . It is rated for hefty weight but I am curious if the long sliders will support 200+ pounds with repeated use. So far, so good!!
This shower transfer bench worked beautifully transferring my husband safely from wheel chair to shower bench and back. Being able to position the seat in different directions to enable transfer going in and coming out of the shower was a huge help. Very stable and sturdy, yet light weight enough that when it was not in use, I could easily stand it on its side in the shower stall and close the curtain so that it was not always sticking out in the bathroom. One of the best investments I ever made in caring for my husband at home after a leg amputation.