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Invacare Shower Chairs

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Invacare shower chairs, designed for seniors, individuals with disabilities or injuries, and postoperative patients who can’t stand-up to take a shower, with prices start at just $34.98 up to $59.99 for transfer benches. Buy Invacare shower chairs and benches online.

1. Invacare Model ISG102TFX – Sturdy, Affordable Shower Chairs

The most affordable Invacare shower chair is model ISG102TFX, which offers excellent support. It comes with a back that’s 17 ¼ inches high (which is removable). It’s a stable design that’s received top ratings for several reasons:

— It can hold weight of up to 315 lbs., and is easy to move due to the handles on either side of the seat. The seat itself is wide and comfortable (21 inches in width with a surface area of 12 ¾ inches).

— One of the best features of Invacare shower chairs is that they can be adjusted to various heights, from 16 1/8 inches (seat to floor) up to a maximum height of 22 inches.

— The stability of the chair in a wet shower area has been taken into account when engineering the sturdy aluminum legs that have a snap-button adjustment as well as crutch-style tips for skid-free steadiness.

— The ISG102TFX shower chair is one of the best for disabled individuals or those who have recently had a surgical procedure because although it’s strong and can support lots of weight, it’s easy to move and reposition wherever needed in a shower or bathroom area.

— Invacare stands behind its products, offering a 3 year warranty.

— It can be ordered online from Eva Medical Groups and get free US shipping.

2. Invacare I-Fit Shower Chair with Microban

The I-Fit shower chairs by Invacare cost about $10 more (than the above item) but have unique features that should be taken into account when choosing seating units:

— The chair measures 18 by 20 / 35.2 inches high and supports weight of up to 400 lbs.

— The legs are sturdy and can be adjusted.

— The construction of the chair is extremely robust, and although it’s slightly bulkier than the other models, it offers a wide surface on which to sit and a level of stability that seniors and injured patients will appreciate.

— One of the unique features of this Invacare shower chair is that the seat contains Microban – a substance that helps prevent the growth of bacteria so cleaning is easier. If a chair is left in the shower area, it will require cleaning, and although Microban doesn’t eliminate the need for periodic disinfection, it helps to reduce odor, stains, mildew and mold between cleanings.

— The I-Fit shower chair can be assembled without the need for tools, in fact it’s possible to snap all the pieces together with ease in just a few minutes.

Order online from Corydor and receive free shipping on US purchases.

3. Invacare Model INV9981 Folding Shower Chairs with back

Folding shower chairs are handy when spaces are shared with those who need a seat and those who don’t, or for post surgical patients who require temporary support.

These folding units are practical, but it must be noted that they only support up to 250 lbs of weight. If you need a heavy-duty model, it’s better not to choose a folding design, but go with one of the seating products suggested above. The folding seats by Invacare are recommended for temporary use or for having on hand when traveling.

— The seat is ergonomically designed and skid-free as well as having drainage holes for water to flow through while showering.

— The folding chair has a 12 inch backrest and a space to hold a handheld shower device.

— It’s crafted from rust-proof aluminum that’s been anodized for extra durability.

— The height is fixed at 17 ½ inches (from floor to seat) and when folded the measurements are 19 ¾ by 25 ½ inches. This is a lightweight model – 6 lbs., 8 ounces.

Order this folding shower seat online from Vitality Medical and receive shipping within the United States for about $9. Check product and shipping details in the secure shopping area.

4. Invacare Transfer Bench

For disabled or elderly patient care, basic shower chairs may not be wide enough for transferring positions or getting in and out of a walk in shower area. That’s why this sturdy, ergonomically shaped chair / bench is ideal.

— The backrest is removable, and there’s also a handy integrated soap dish / hand-held shower device holder so there’s no need to reach for anything.

— As with other Invacare shower chairs and benches, this unit is made from heavy-duty rust-proof aluminum with a skid-proof seat and crutch-style leg tips, and a built-in arm rail along one side. The unit can support weights up to 400 lbs., therefore it’s one of the most versatile shower seating products for seniors or disabled individuals.

Order the Invacare Shower Chair Transfer Bench through Medical For You and receive free shipping within the United States.

Choose other shower and bath accessories like grab bars and safety rails for under $10 and bathtub bars for about $23. Make shower and bath safety a priority by selecting products engineered specifically for the medical industry from Invacare.

Shower Suggestions for Those Caring for Seniors and Disabled Individuals:

Although it’s not always possible to redesign a bathroom or shower specifically to accommodate a disabled or elderly individual, (especially using specific therapeutic products like the Telluride Walk In Bath Tub Shower enclosure by Therapeutic Tubs, which costs over $5,000), in some cases homeowners who are building a bathroom or remodeling an existing one, will incorporate features that adapt to caring for those who have difficulty getting in and out of an ordinary shower or tub using more affordable items.

One way to create a practical design is to incorporate wet room or walk in shower ideas that don’t have doors (or only glass bypass or pivot doors) that don’t require using a raised platform or shower tray.

Wet room and walk in shower design needn’t have a clinical aspect if accented with teak shower bench units, or integrating specific elements found in custom shower enclosures.

Choose items that permit fluid movement while making use of high-tech shower kits and perhaps even steam showers for spa-like atmospheres, luxurious comfort and practicality.

For open style shower area concepts, see the beautiful accents from TeakStation, a source for sustainable Indonesian teak wood bath and shower products, including shower chairs and benches that double as shelves, and accessory storage units – inside the shower.

As an idea of what’s possible using other types of shower enclosures with modern glass, take a look at the Semi-Frameless Shower Enclosure by Basco.

For more ideas on how to create bathrooms with steam showers, or how to add simple glass shower doors to a minimalist shower area, or learn how to get other unique teak shower benches to add to an existing shower (instead of a medical-type chair), browse related posts that provide tips and shopping suggestions for buying a variety of products even complete shower kits, shower mixer taps and practical accents at really affordable prices.