Shower chairs can be a bit overwhelming to shop for. This page is about chairs that sit in your shower so that you can shower more comfortably and with greater safety. This is because if you’re sitting rather than standing, you are less likely to fall.
The shower chairs on this page are freestanding chairs or stools.
(There are other devices you might also want to look into. Bath benches like the Drive Medical Portable Shower Bench fit across your bathtub and don’t have legs. Transfer benches are like super shower chairs because they cross over the tub rim so you can sit down outside the bath and then slide into position for showering. For bathing rather than showering, you want to be looking at bath lifts.)
Basic shower chairs
Basic shower chairs are either simple stools or stools with backs. They help you feel safer when showering and they reduce fatigue.
The most simple version is made with a durable aluminum frame that resists corrosion and non-slip feet. It’s designed to provide stability and safety. The seat should be adjustable. Always check the weight rating.
If you go up one level you’ll find a very similar product but with a back. This can make the showering experience more restful.
One thing many people like in a shower chair is arms. These can be of great help in getting up and down from the chair. You might think about padded arms for greater comfort.
Want something a little more special or more durable? Check out these high end shower chairs
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