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Different Types of Bath Stools

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What Are Bath Stools?


A special seating made for disabled and elderly users that allows them to have a bath while in a seated position. A bath stool is backless and has a frame made with aluminium and a plastic seat. This allows the individual to sit comfortably and safely whilst in the bath.


When Should You Consider Using Bath Stools?


  • If you feel dizzy

  • If you experience shortness of breath

  • If you have undergone surgery

  • If you have experienced a medical episode

  • If you have joint or muscular problems

  • If you don’t feel comfortable standing on your feet for long periods of time or balancing yourself


It is best to talk to a trained professional such as an occupational therapist to ascertain if you need a bath stool and which one will best suit your personal needs.


What Are The Different Types Of Bath Stools?


You will find a few different types of bath stools in the market including:


  • A standard stool with a fixed seat: A standard fixed seat stool is one with 3 or 4 legs depending on its weight-bearing capacity.

  • A swivel seat stool: This stool is perfect for people with less mobility, specifically hip or leg problems. The seat in this type of a bath stool can swivel in order to allow users to turn when getting in or out of a bath.

  • A height-adjustable stool: Rather than having 3 or 4 fixed-height legs, this stool can be adjusted in height to suit a user’s preferences.

  • A foldable stool: A type of stool that can be folded away when not in use. This is good for bathrooms where there is less space.

  • Bath Stool With Accessories: Thanks to the innovation undertaken by bath aids manufacturers, you can expect to see bath stool models that have soap dish holders and shower head holders. This means the user does not have to get up during the bathing process, therefore, making it safer for them.


Some Other Bath Aids That You Can Use With Bath Stools:


  • Bath Support Arms: These bath aids can be attached to the wall of the bath and support the user to get in and out of a bathtub.

  • Grab Bars: Grab Bars bath aids can be used to give the user extra support when they sit or stand from a bath stool.

  • Bath Steps: Simply a raised stool or an added elevated step that is kept outside the bathtub. Allows a user to go in and out of a bathtub with more ease as they reduce the distance that a user has to cover in order to go inside of the bathtub.


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