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Heavy Duty Bath Benches

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with BackMy friend’s father have a Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with Back.  His father lost the ability to sit up well. My friend like most things about it, and my friend’s father find it comfortable. His father weighs 192, and the Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with Back has a 550-lb. (249 kg) weight capacity. However, it is also difficult for him to raise him back to a more upright position after washing his hair and bathing him. In these cases, my friend thought that it might be easier for a PALS  or had a caregiver with a little more umpth than him.

I also have an uncle that can only stand in the shower for 3- 5 minutes, and he also have a Bariatric Bath Bench in his shower. Since the seat height of the bath bench is adjustable,  he can easily reach his feet to wash and scrub them. He loves  to wash his feet even if  they do not get sweaty and dirty since he is pretty much chair-bound. His shower has a handrail built in, so he’d use that to pull himself up from the bench if necessary. Over the years he had to purchase a few different bath benches before settling  with the Bariatric Bath Bench. He learned that getting the right one takes a lot of work with the right people at the right store.

The things my friend and uncle like the most about the  heavy duty bath benches  is that it is very sturdy, seat height is adjustable for a proper fit and a factor for many people with limited mobility, with a rubber feet to resist slipping on the bathtub or shower floor making it much easier to wash the whole body.