Sliding Transfer Benches
Getting safely in and out of the bathtub can be a difficult challenge for people with physical limitations. A sliding transfer bench is a great option to help ensure getting in and out of the tub is as safe as possible. Bath sliding transfer benches and shower transfer seats make bathing easier for people who would normally have trouble getting in and out of a bathtub. They allow the user to enter and exit the tub by pivoting into and out of the tub from a sitting position.
You may know that more slips, falls and other accidents happen in the bathroom than in any other room of the house. These accidents are magnified in severity as one ages. That’s because seniors don't have the sturdy bones, they are more apt to have brittle or weakened bones. They also do not have the quick healing capabilities or the general resiliency of younger people.
This is why shower and bathtub safety is such a major concern for older adults. The bathroom is the one room in the house that is most often the site of accidents that can seriously limit a senior's ability to live independently. A slip and fall in the bathroom can have serious consequences even a loss of independence as one may have to recover in the hospital and may require permanent care. One-third of people age 60 and older had difficulty getting into or out of a bathtub or shower, even with bathtub safety equipment installed.