Reclining Shower Chair - Handicap Shower Chairs
Gain optimal comfort with a reclining shower chair. Many standard shower chair models become uncomfortable after only a few minutes. The hard bath chair back and rigid plastic seating do not meet every person's needs.
In addition, if you are a caregiver and you must wash someone's hair, unless they can tip their head way back, the shampoo is likely to run into their eyes. With a reclining shower seat, you can adjust their position to the best position for bathing.
Prices for reclining shower chairs vary. You can spend as little as $100 or splurge on a $2,000 shower chair that comes with many unique features. Base your selection on your budget and the features. Expensive is not always best.
Important Features in a Reclining Shower Chair
Consider storage when purchasing a reclining shower chair. If others plan to use the bathtub or shower, your handicapped or disabled shower chair that reclines should be sized so that you can store it out of the way.
ADA compliant reclining shower chairs are best. They will meet many safety requirements including weight capacity, non-slip feet and non-slip arm rests and seats.
If the reclining shower chair has wheels, they must all have locks that keep them from moving around during the shower. In addition, the wheels should be rubberized to prevent them from slipping on a soapy floor, even when locked.
Look for shower seats with adjustable legs. This ensures you can match the reclining shower seat's height to your bathtub edge.
Models Available for Reclining Shower Seats
Columbia Medical offers a tilt-in reclining bath chair that sits lower to the ground. It's often preferred in bath tub use because it sits lower on the tub floor. The reclining back makes it easy to wash hair or simply recline for a relaxing bubble bath. The hammock structure is comfortable and dries quickly because it is lightweight. The recline angle is adjustable from 38 to 60 degrees.
MJM Echo makes a reclining shower chair that many caregivers prefer. The chair features a commode, if needed, complete water-resistance, a comfortable mesh back rest and a wider seat area. Locking nylon casters will not slip on the shower floor. The Echo reclining shower chairs hold up to 250 pounds.