Free standing shower seating

Free standing shower seating

Free standing shower seats stand on the base of the shower area and are not fixed in any way. Care should be taken when using these on plastic shower trays, as there is a risk that those with 4 separate legs may puncture the tray; flat based stools should be chosen in preference.

Shower stools tend to have little or no back support but may have tubular armrests or side handles. Many have height adjustable legs. Some are tall perching stools which are specifically for people with stiff hips but can be helpful for some people for dressing or sitting at the sink.

Shower chairs have a higher, more supportive backrest.

When considering whether to use a shower chair or seat ensure that the shower tray/ cubicle is large enough to accommodate the length of the seated person and his/her knees and feet.

If you would like further advice regarding using your shower and related products then you could try the using the shower section of AskSARA. AskSARA is the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)'s free online self assessment tool. AskSARA will ask you questions about yourself and your environment (in this instance your shower) and then offer relevant advice, product suggestions and supplier details.

View AskSARA's showering section.

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