The Drive Medical Plastic Tub Transfer Bench is one of the bigger products on our review, is made of durable plastic and comes in a light gray/greenish color. The back support is reversible to accommodate entry from the left or right. The bench comes with height-adjustable legs with extra-large suction cups that help lock it into place for added versatility and safety.
We love the pinch-free levers this model provides, allowing push pins to be depressed without accidentally squeezing fingers.
The Medokare Shower Transfer Bench is lightweight, durable and comes in a white color easy to match any bathroom. The legs are capped with a non-slip tip to ensure safety, and drainage holes in the seat prevent the build-up of water and make cleaning easy.
We love that this product comes with a shower tote bag, providing convenient storage for soaps and shampoos. The non-slip bench is ideal for users with limited strength.
The Giantex Tub Transfer Bench is made with a heavy-duty, durable aluminum frame and a polyethylene seat. We love that there are suction-cup tips on all four legs for added safety and stability. The legs are also adjustable, so you can easily customize the seat to your preferences.
We also love that this bench comes in white, has drainage holes on the seat and is quick and easy to assemble. There are 10 levels of seat height adjustments, and suction-cup tips provide a safe and customizable bench.
The Carex Tub Transfer Bench is made of strong plastic and aluminum. The legs are flared to provide stability, and extend to adjust the seat height from 16? to 20?. The backrest is reversible, making it easy for left or right side entry. Both the seat and ergonomic backrest have a textured, non-slip surface.
We love that the feet are flared to help provide stability when bathing. The feet of the bench have a non-slip rubber grip to help prevent slipping.
The HydroGlyde Premium is a great option for individuals looking for a bit more than just a bathroom bench. This transfer tub bench is made with a stainless steel frame and glides across the width of the bench for ease of entry. The seat comes with a belt for added security.
We love that this product comes in a bright blue color, making it easy to see for those with visual impairments. The removable cutout makes cleaning super convenient, and the legs adjust at 1/2” increments, instead of 1? making for a solid base. The bench has a weight capacity of 420 pounds, making it the highest from the products we reviewed.
This swiveling and sliding bathtub transfer bench comes with all the bells and whistles! The seat is equipped to swivel 360 degrees and locks on each 90-degree angle. The seat slides the width of the chair, 15 inches, which is longer than many transfer benches. The specially designed sliding rings help to securely lock the seat at the end of each sliding rail.
We love that the easy to use swivel and slide chair can provide a sense of independence for some users.
A tub transfer bench is useful for seniors with limited mobility or those with an injury. Often times the bench will provide a sense of autonomy, making it easier to maneuver into the bathtub independently. Because the benches deal with personal hygiene, they are oftentimes not returnable. Make sure you do your research before making a purchase and keep the following in mind.
Make sure to not only measure your bathtub or shower, but also the space around the tub, to ensure the product will fit. Consider the wall of the tub and if different heights are needed for the inner and outer legs.
Make sure the product will fit the customer. If needed, go to your loved one’s doctor or therapist and ask them to help you with exact measurements to ensure the bench will meet their needs.
Keep in mind that you may need to install grab bars in larger baths for additional safety.
While most of the tub transfer benches in our review advertise tool-free assembly, you want to make sure you are confident in your skills to ensure safety for you or your loved one. Consider asking a neighbor or loved one for help if you are having trouble, or look into Amazon’s home services feature.
The bathroom is always a high-risk area for those with limited mobility, and the likelihood of injury in the bathroom can increase with age. Look for products with non-slip surfaces and grip bars for added safety. If you are not planning to move the tub transfer bench, consider a product with suction cup feet for added stability.