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322 reviews | 4.6 out of 5
I purchased this transfer bench for my elderly parents who were having trouble getting in and out of the bath tub. Their PT recommended getting a transfer bench. Those at the medical equipment stores are much more expensive (up to twice as much or more). This bench is very sturdy and safe. My father who has spinal stenosis was able to sit down, lift his legs into the tub, and scoot over with no assistance. He was so proud! For my mother who prefers to stand in the tub and shower, this bench provides a safe method for her to get in and out and still leaves enough room for her to stand and take a shower. Also, purchased and installed a grab bar to help with that. We are very happy with this equipment.
This chair was for an 88 year old and has worked out perfect! She can now shower with no problem of falling.
This is a solidly built, basic transfer bench for someone who cannot stand in the shower or tub but still has some mobility and upper body strength. It does not have a sliding seat or anything sophisticated, but for a patient who can assist in his/her own movement it is excellent, and a real bargain. It is intended for use inside a regular bathtub, but is more useful in more situations than a simple shower chair, which assumes that a patient can use both legs to climb in. If a patient cannot use at least one leg, being able to sit down outside the tub and lift the legs over is ideal, but many of these benches are pretty pricey. This one does the job at a bargain price. The half that goes inside the tub has a pair of large suction cups on the legs to anchor it. The grab handle is solid and angled slightly away from the body so that the patient is not cramped up against it. The legs are adjustable up or down, and the back is both removable and reversible, all for maximum utility.
I was very pleased with my shower bench. I was having such a hard time getting a shower before. Now taking a shower is wonderful. I'm so glad I have it. It's sturdy and well made I love it. If you need a shower chair bench this is the one.
After foot surgery I was unable to put weight on one foot for six weeks. The transfer bench enabled me to sit on the part of the bench extending into the room and safely swing around to sit on the chair portion over the tub and use a hand-held shower and then safely maneuver back to the bathroom floor. I don't know what I would have done without this! Easy to assemble and use, and sturdy (rubber suction cups firmly attach to tub bottom). Also looked at shower chairs that were not transfer benches, but couldn't understand how someone who is disabled can safely get onto them -- a transfer bench seems much safer and user friendly.
After an extended stay in the hospital and nursing facility, I needed a good chair to help me in the shower. This chair is a called a transfer bench used to transfer the patient into a bathtub. We have a large shower that is easy to get into and I did not need to transfer. However, due to the nature of my illness, I needed good support for my back as well as an arm rest to lean on or hold on to. This chair easily supported my 350lbs with no squeaking or wobbling. Finally, NO ONE can touch Walmart for pricing. I started at a medical supply store who would not quote me any price until they had all of my insurance information. I told them that I had not paid my deductable and would have to pay out of pocket to which they replied, the price changes depending on your insurance company's discounts. After much arguing, I was quoted a price in excess of $100.00, excluding shipping fees, and a 2 week shipping delay. Walmart cost: $66.00, free shipping, and I received it in 3 days.
I am an occupational therapist and ordered this product on behalf of a patient preparing to return home independently. This product is virtually identical to the bench we use in therapy at my facility, except this product costs $100 less. This bench is sturdy, offers a variety of adjustable heights, will accommodate left or right tub set-ups with shower head configuration on either side. The suction cups on the inside legs are a must to ensure stability and safety. Other comparable products don't have these. The bench offers enough holes/openings on the seat to ensure proper water drainage to prevent overflow spills outside the tub. Another feature I like is that there are three seat sections on the bench, as opposed one solid section. This allows for a shower curtain to more easily be tucked in and around the bench. A tip to effectively seal the curtain around the bench is to either purchase two curtains or cut one curtain in half. You then cut out a horizontal slit on each (inner curtain on the side closest to the bench). The slit should be where the actual seat is, in order to pass by the metal frame and be tucked in between two seat sections. Then use Velcro or adhesive magnets to attach the curtains to each other. Hope this was helpful.
This bench was super easy to assemble and seemed to be the exact product that we needed for my mother, however, the legs were set too wide to fit comfortably in her bath tub. I believe her bathroom was just too small for this product. If you want to purchase this product but have a small space, you might want to consider a shower chair or seat.
I purchased this for my 85 year old mother who recently had partical hip replacement surgery. After two months of rehab she returned home but wasn't able to lift her leg into the bath tub. It was recommended that we purchase a transfer bench. I searched online, Walmart had the best price and I ordered it. The item came within 2 days of my order at the regular rate which was a much appreciated surprise. It was mostly preassembled with an attachment, back to the seat which didn't take much time. It fits perfectly in the tub and very easy for the nurse to help her with her shower. I would recommend this bench to anyone with difficulties getting in and out of the tub.
Purshased this for a family member who suffered a hip fracture and could no longer bathe in the shower or tub without assistance. Although hesitant to try it at first, she did finally use it and is now independent in bathing once again.
The bench is quite secure and sturdy, providing a safe method of getting into and out of the tub for showering. The only negative aspects would be 1) the size of the bench (it is quite large, especially in a small bathroom, and 2) the difficulty in keeping water from getting on the floor (since it extends outside the tub, it is hard to arrainge the shower curtain to keep the spray of water inside the tub.
It is too large but a great idea. It can be used but 90 yr old parent thinks it is in the way. Also hard to pull curtain around for shower.
Works great, very simple to assemble, delivery faster than scheduled. Only complaint my mother had was the part of the bench that is outside the tub has holes in it and water was leaking on the floor. Fixed by putting inside shower curtain on the bench.
I ordered this bench for my sister for her husband to use. The quality and price are fantastic. It arrived before promised and snapped together in about 2 minutes. Love it when things like this work so well and are so easy!
I bought this bench for my husband, who had a mild stroke over a yr. ago, and is somewhat unsteady on his feet and is fearful of falling...he has difficulty getting into and out of a tub bath, so I got this bench and a hand-held shower head with a 6ft. hose. Being a retired nurse, I was familiar with the Medline products, and the cost was so much less than at our local DMS! My only criticism is how to rig the shower curtain to prevent water on the floor. I wonder if anyone else has this complaint? The one I found online made for these benches is $50!!
I was very happy with the bench and it really lived up to the reviews found on this site. The price was considerably lower than listings from medical supply companies for the same exact product. Very easy to assemble even for me a woman with no mechanical ability.
Great item. It was exactly what it advertised it was...easy to assemble and fits my tub perfectly. Makes it easy to get in and out of the shower. Lets me keep my independent living...
My mom had a shower seat but the transfer bench is much better because she can't lift her legs to get them over the side of the tub. With the transfer bench, she can sit down and then slide over on it into the tub. Excellent concept and works great! Walmart offers good quality products at an affordable price, especially if you have to go and buy several products at one time like we had to do. Some places' prices were absolutely ridiculous for these products.
make sure and take something to the bathroom to release the leg suction cups if your removing it from the tub. they stick very well which is a good thing for safety. i used a spoon and was easy to remove.
I found it easy to put together and, having tested it personally (I don't actually need it - it's for a beloved relative who visits now and then), for its purpose it gets five stars. My only real complaint is that we'd planned to turn it sideways and store it in the tub, and the legs are too far apart to do that conveniently. I realize this has to do with stability, so can't complain TOO much, but we were disappointed that our slick storage idea hasn't worked out. One other thing - the suction cups on the bottom of the legs that sit inside the tub are VERY "sticky" -- picking the bench up after use pretty much requires kneeling down and prying up the edge of each cup to break the suction.
This is a must have for individuals with difficulties entering/exiting baths/showers. It removes the risk of falling while entering and exiting baths/showers. Easy set up and adjustment. Overall an excellent product.