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Understanding your bariatric bench or chair
The most important part of finding the perfect shower bench or chair is not finding the one with the best features for the lowest price. The part that can make or break your chair buying experience comes before you even begin searching online for articles like this one.
Know what you or your loved one needs and what your bathroom can handle.
How to choose the best shower bench
Choosing the best shower bench begins with you and your bathroom. Assess what issues you or your loved one are dealing with that requires a bath bench. If the difficulty lies in getting your legs over the lip of the tub, perhaps a transfer bench is the best option for you.
If you find standing in the shower for long periods of time is the issue, maybe a simple bath chair will suffice.
Once you know whether you’re looking for a bench or a chair, measure your bathroom. Find the width and depth of the tub you plan on placing this accommodation in. You don’t want to get the device only to find out it’s too large and won’t work for your bathroom.
Often with products like this, returns can be difficult or nonexistent.
Things to look for in your chair or bench
Some of the most important features on a bath bench or chair are often overlooked for flashy designs and big worded promises. It’s important to remember the key functions of a bath bench when shopping for one: safety and ease of access.
You want to feel secure and independent when bathing, and a bath bench or chair should do just that.
Safety features such as handles, rubber footing, and durable materials are a must-have. If the bath bench you are looking at is left with no real traction to the tub or way to keep yourself connected to it in the event of a fall, perhaps it’s not the bath bench for you.
Low prices or promises of advanced features are attractive, but when it comes down to it, you’ll want something that will make you feel safe while bathing.
Be mindful of the information
Marketing and shifty business techniques plague the internet. You’ll be approached by vendors who want to sell you a cheap and faulty product hidden behind a mask of appealing features. Always compare and contrast the chairs you’re looking at.
One might have an added feature that makes it a more trustworthy option over another. Always fact check the information provided.
Looking at reviews from articles or websites and especially from people who have bought the product, will allow you to scan the consumer base for the truth.
If a product claims to be durable and lasting, see what the people who have bought it say – they might disagree with this claim.