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  1. Momentum Shower Chair
    Momentum Shower Chair
    SKU MDSMOMCHAIRGH
    $125.25
  2. Momentum Shower Chair 2Ct
    Momentum Shower Chair 2Ct
    SKU MDSMOMCHAIRG
    $227.12
  3. Shower Chairs with Microban
    Shower Chairs with Microban
    SKU PF96300
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  4. Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms and Back 1Ct MDS89745RAH by Medline
    Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms and Back 1Ct
    Item #1003
    SKU MDS89745RAH
    $44.35
  5. Medline Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with Back 1Ct MDS89745AXW by Medline
    Medline Bariatric Aluminum Bath Bench with Back 1Ct
    SKU MDS89745AXW
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    $85.26
  6. Aluminum Bath Bench with Back
    Aluminum Bath Bench with Back 400lb Gray 1Ct
    SKU G2-101KRX1
    $34.92
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    Knockdown Bath Bench with Back and Microban
    SKU PF78046
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  8. Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms 1Ct MDS89740RWAH by Medline
    Medline Knockdown Bath Bench with Arms 1Ct
    Item #1770
    SKU MDS89740RWAH
    $45.05
  9. Elements Transfer Bench with Microban
    Elements Transfer Bench with Microban
    SKU MDS86960ELMBH
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  10. Medline Transfer Bench with Microban
    Medline Transfer Bench with Microban
    SKU MDS86960ELMB
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    $271.00
  11. Transfer Bench with Back, 400lb Capacity
    $53.71
  12. Padded Transfer Bench 400 lb. Weight Capacity
    Padded Transfer Bench 400 lb. Weight Capacity
    SKU G3-100KBPX1
    $92.26

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Bath Safety Products from Medline at Home

According to the CDC, one out of every four adults over 65 falls each year, and up to 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries1. One of the most common places to experience a fall is in the bathroom. To help prevent slips and falls in your bathroom, trust our selection of bath safety equipment like grab bars, shower chairs, transfer benches, toilet safety rails and more. For safer showering, count on our bestselling Momentum Shower Chair with molded feet for slip resistance. To help with safe toilet transfers, check out our Guardian Toilet Safety Rails that mount securely to the toilet bowl for sturdy support. Worried about tripping on the way to the bathroom? Consider our bestselling Elements Bedside Commode with Microban. Order these items and more today to start enjoying greater independence and make worrying about bathroom falls a thing of the past.

Read on to find answers to commonly asked questions about bath safety equipment.

How do you make a bathtub safe?
There are many inexpensive solutions for reducing the risk of falls in your bathtub and/or shower. Most require very minimal assembly or installation, and are designed to fit in existing bathrooms, no renovations necessary. When deciding which safety equipment is right for you, be sure to consider your mobility, balance, and strength.

Bath mats are slip-resistant mats that adhere to the bottom of a shower/tub with small suction cups. They offer a lightly textured surface for traction to promote sure footing on a wet floor.

Grab bars are essentially long handles that attach to walls and are often placed in the shower or over the edge of the tub. They can be held onto for balance while getting in and out of the shower/tub, or grabbed for stability in the case of a near-fall. Wall grab bars are typically installed with screws for extra stability, while bathtub grab bars clamp over the edge of the tub to offer a handhold while stepping over the wall of the tub.

Shower chairs and transfer benches are ideal for individuals with poor balance or those who cannot stand for the duration of a shower. They are chairs specifically designed to be used in the shower, meaning they are made from waterproof materials and often feature slip-resistant feet for added stability. These chairs/benches typically feature adjustable legs so you can customize the height to the user and the bathroom.


What is the difference between a shower chair and a transfer bench?
Shower chairs and transfer benches both allow the user to sit during a shower/bath. Transfer benches, however, offer the added feature of allowing the user to do a seated transfer into the tub/shower. The main differences between shower chairs and transfer benches are as follows:

Shower chairs sit completely inside the tub/shower. This means all four feet fit inside the shower and typically feature a slip-resistant element such as a suction cup to hold the chair in place. The user enters the shower/tub on their feet and then sits down in the shower chair to bathe.
Medline bestseller: Medline Momentum Shower Chair MDSMOMCHAIRGH

Transfer benches are essentially elongated shower chairs that sit with two feet inside and two feet outside of the tub/shower, thus allowing the user to slide into and out of the shower without having to stand up at all. Usually, only the feet that sit inside the shower/tub will have anti-slip suction cups to hold the bench in place.
Medline bestseller: Medline Bariatric Aluminum Bath Transfer Bench MDS86952XW

Where should grab bars be placed?
Grab bars can be placed almost anywhere you’d like along a flat wall. They can also be installed horizontally, vertically, or at an angle, depending on your space and preferences. But where are the best places to put grab bars?

  • At the entrance to the shower/tub. If possible, placing a grab bar on the wall right outside of the shower is ideal as it will give you a something to hold onto while you enter and exit. For tubs and combination shower/tubs where you have to step over a tub wall to enter, consider a clamp-on bathtub grab bar that fits over the edge of the tub to give you something to hold onto while you step in and out.
  • Along an inside wall of the tub. At least one grab bar should be placed on the wall about 30” above the bottom of the tub.2 This height is usually ideal for getting in and out of the bath.
  • Near the faucet. It’s a good idea to have something to hold onto while operating the shower faucets.
  • Anywhere else that makes sense for you. The great thing about grab bars is that they come in various sizes, can be installed at any height, and can be arranged at any angle. If there is a place in your home where you would feel more secure with something to hold onto, a grab bar could be a great solution.

Medline bestseller: Medline Deluxe Bathtub Safety Grab Bar MDS86321WPMB
Medline bestseller: Momentum 15-Inch Bathroom Grab Bar MDS86032CHRH

References

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Important Facts about Falls
Accessed on Jan. 10, 2022

2. Senior Safety Advice, “How to Make a Bathtub Safe for the Elderly
Accessed on Jan 10, 2022