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Transfer benches are used by people who have trouble getting into the shower or over the bathtub wall because of disability or illness. They can also be called a shower transfer chair. They allow manoeuvrability into the bath or shower while you are seated. With shower chairs, you need to stand and lift your leg over the wall so that you can reach the seat inside the bathtub.

Bath and Shower Transfer Benches

These products can also often be used as a bath seat for those who cannot sit down safely in the tub, or those who cannot stand independently. They make getting in and out of the bathtub simple, safe and comfortable.

There are some great products available, including those with anti-slip seat surfaces. Some have built-in drain holes to prevent build-ups of water. There a variety of transfer benches on the market, including those with:

  • Height adjustability
  • Reversibility backlift for right or left access
  • Durable bench and back
  • Textured surfaces to reduce slipping
  • Comfort features
  • Contoured with drainage holes
  • Suction pad feet for securing to the bottom of the bathtub
  • Extended safety seat which allow you to slide out of the tube safely
  • Removable push mutton armrests
  • Long seats
  • Backrest
  • Easy assembly

There are also aluminium transfer bench seats available.

Many transfer units will take weights of up to 150kg. They help you to effortlessly slide out of the tub or shower.

Ideal for Aged Care and Assisted Living, as Well as in the Home

Most of these shower transfer units are designed for aged care and assisted living facilities, and for ease and safety in and out of showers and baths. The prices are great value for money – these devices cost much less than you may think. There are many other devices available to help with mobility.

There is a range of transfer benches and bath seats available on eBay. Shower transfer units as well as bathtub chairs are available. There will be something to suit your particular situation. You get the best range and prices on eBay and many of these items have warranties available.