3 Important Ingredients Of A High-Quality Shower Wheelchair

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Mobility issues should never impede a person from carrying out his/her regular daily routines. At Forward Day, we’re especially mindful of the importance of regular bathing and sympathize with those who may find it more difficult than the rest of us. Our Shower Bay portable showers are designed with wheelchair users in mind. In most cases, such individuals must find ways to transfer themselves from their wheelchairs to bathtubs.

The process, as you can imagine, can be a dangerous one. Our philosophy is to eliminate the need for transfers by allowing individuals with mobility issues to sit comfortably in their wheelchairs while enjoying their showers. Of course, traditional wheelchairs aren’t made for the shower. That’s where shower wheelchairs come in handy. But it’s important to consider a few things before settling on the shower wheelchair that’s right for you.

Here are three ingredients of a high-quality shower wheelchair:

High-Quality Materials

High quality shower wheelchairs
Shower wheelchairs are designed to be lightweight, but that doesn’t mean manufacturers should skimp on their quality. In many cases, rust-proof aluminum is used in construction. An avoidance of rust is quite important for a product that is regularly used in water. Some models use stainless steel which also has a resistance to rust. Shower wheelchairs manufactured from stainless steel are usually less expensive than their aluminum-based counterparts.

You’ll want to avoid any shower wheelchairs made from materials that are prone to rust. Coated mild steel is an example. When its coating wears down, it is susceptible to corrosion. As well, plastic-based shower wheelchairs often aren’t sturdy enough to support their users. That brings us to our next important ingredient.

Sturdy Construction

Sturdy construction
Naturally, you want a shower wheelchair that is comfortable and strong. The last thing you want is for faulty manufacturing to lead to the disabling of the device when you’re taking a shower. Any wheelchair that appears somewhat unstable, wobbly or rickety is one to stay away from. Like all wheeled devices, it’s a good idea to take a shower wheelchair for a “test drive” of sorts before making your purchase.

Make sure that the shower wheelchair can support your weight. They come in a wide variety of sizes so don’t hesitate to provide your salesperson with details about your specific requirements.

Easy Portability

The beauty of our Shower Bay portable showers is that they can be snapped together in any room of the home where a faucet is nearby. Of course, it can also be disassembled and moved to different locations that suit your needs.

Good shower wheelchairs are just as easy to move from place to place. Most shower wheelchairs come with locking casters that are used to ensure their safe transferring in and out of shower stalls.

Naturally, shower wheelchairs are used by those who take advantage of Forward Day’s Shower Bay portable showers. They make for excellent bathing experiences without the worry of slipping or falling. If you have any questions about our Shower Bay portable showers or the high-quality shower wheelchairs we have available, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 1-877-593-4461 or email us at info@showerbay.com.

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