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The Best Shower Chairs for Elderly (Stay Seated for Safer Showers)

Shower chairs, aka bath seats or shower seats, are important products for reducing falls in the tub and shower because they give you a place to sit while showering. Look for a shower chair with a back and arms for support, adjustable height legs, and that dries quickly. Here are the best shower chairs based on my experience.

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The Best Bathtub Lifts for Seniors (Who Just Want a Good Hot Bath!)

Bathtub lifts, aka bath lifts, tub lifts, or bath lift chairs, are battery-powered devices that lower you into your tub and raise you out again. The best bath lifts for seniors are rustproof, with floating hand controls, safety lockouts, suction cupped feet for stability, and transfer flaps.

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The 5 Best Shower and Bathtub Transfer Benches for Elderly People (for Safer Bathing)

Shower transfer benches, aka shower benches and tub transfer benches, help you get in and out of the tub easier because you don’t have to step over the tub wall. Instead, you sit on the bench outside the tub, then scoot or slide into the shower area. The best bath transfer benches have sliding bath seats with arms and backrests for support and safety.

shower options for the disabled

5 Shower Options for the Disabled and Elderly

There are lots of shower options for the disabled and elderly who need bathing help. Bed baths and shower chairs can help without remodeling. But, sometimes, renovating an existing bathroom is necessary.

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The Best Non-Slip Bath Mats for Elderly People (And The Shower Too!)

Look for a bath mat that securely sticks to the tub surface, has a textured surface to reduce slipping, drains well, fits your tub or shower, and is antibacterial and machine washable for easy cleaning. Even better, choose a mat that also is BPA-free! Avoid soft, fabric mats and any bathroom rugs.

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Ultimate Guide to Tall Toilets for the Elderly (Plus 6 Cheaper and Easier Alternatives)

Tall toilets have seats that are 16″ to 20″ from the floor to help elderly people get off the toilet easier. Before buying a new toilet, know how much space you have, how tall you need it to be, what style of bowl you prefer, the flushing system needed, and what your price range is.
Some easier and cheaper options to replacing a toilet are using elevated toilet seats, installing a riser under your existing toilet, using a toilet safety frame, putting a commode chair over the toilet, or even using a powered toilet lift.