Size and Maneuverability
Being able to maneuver in and out of your bathroom is obviously crucial. Having the correct architectural features for wheelchair use are ideal. However, not everyone has a home fully equipped to handle larger chairs. You may need to consider a smaller chair that fits your home.
Be sure to measure your bathroom doorway and interior before purchasing a chair for the bathroom. Also look into online ratings and reviews from other seniors who have used the wheelchair. These reviews can help you determine how well the chair locks into place or maneuvers over bumps between carpeted and tile floors, for example.
Keeping Your Chair Clean
It’s always important to keep your wheelchair clean, especially if you’re using it in the bathroom. Researching the right products to clean your chair can help prevent infections. If you’re a caregiver, there are some tips available in videos to help make restroom wheelchair transfers, cleaning, and general use a more natural part of daily life.
Looking for a Fantastic Wheelchair for the Bathroom
When choosing a wheelchair-friendly bathroom, of course, your particular requirements will determine the best chair for you and your caregiver. We love all of these options for different reasons. So, if you’re on a tight budget and need a chair for short-term use, we love the Drive Medical Lightweight Steel Transport Wheelchair, for example.
If you just want something that works well for a shower, we recommend taking a look at the Duro-Med Shower and Commode Chair with Wheels or the Rehab Shower Commode Chair if you have more room in your budget. Any of these six options are excellent for their own features. So, make a priority list of what you need, check some ratings, and you’re well on the way to a smart buy in a restroom wheelchair.
Finding the right wheelchair for bathroom and shower use can drastically improve the quality of life for seniors. These chairs can help older adults maintain their privacy, make daily hygiene less of a chore, and maintain their autonomy.