Of great benefit and convenience to the user and a carer in situations where a carer is needed are the combination shower and commode chairs, ideal for facilitating shower time as well as toileting.
With various types available, some designed specifically for when there is a carer attending, while others are self-propelled if the layout of the room where the shower is allows for this.
They are made to be as comfortable as possible while still being suitable for exposure to water and if made well they should show little to no signs of corrosion over time if the frame of the chair does not become damaged.
Combination shower and commode chairs usually have castors because in most cases it is expected that the user will require assistance so overall the chair makes it convenient for both the user and the carer.
Some chairs of this type may be very basic looking and how comfortable it may be can be different from some of the other chairs available, while others, although more expensive will be designed for as much comfort as possible.
First and foremost is the importance of the chair’s main purpose, and beyond that, the comfort and design needed will be dependant on how much someone is willing to spend as well as the individual needs of the user.
The frames of these dual shower/commode chairs are often coated in plastic to protect the steel frame, making it safe and ideal for exposure to water and steam while in the shower.
Overall these shower/commode chair combos are ideal and make for a more comfortable shower time for the user as well as being helpful to the carer.