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Transfer Bench with Back / Tub Bench with Backrest

Transfer Benches with backrests are more than a commodity for the elderly – they represent a key component in senior safety. When in need of one of these incredible, highly durable products, AvaCare Medical can deliver! With our large inventory of transfer bath benches with backrests, you can be certain that you will find the most secure and supportive transfer bench for your needs! Read more...

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Transfer benches come in all shapes and sizes, and some of them have particular features that are unique to the individual brand and style that is chosen. One of the main things to realize is that transfer benches with backrests are much different than other shower chairs. They serve the same purpose, though, like many other standard bath benches and shower benches: to provide a safer way to transition from inside the shower or bathtub to the outside (and vice versa). With slips and falls representing the main cause of injuries for people over 65, it is important to have a secure way to move about, particularly in the bathroom. According to statistics, the bathroom is one of the most unsafe places in the home, and therefore, it is important for people to do their utmost to increase the safety level in there however possible. 

The Construction of Transfer Benches with Backrests

Quality materials remain the primary factor in producing a transfer bath bench with a backrest. These features provide extra support and, of course, balance. Therefore, when choosing a quality tub bench with a back, you need to consider the details about the following parts:

The Backrest Itself

This part of every bath or shower chair is a component of the frame, made with the same durable materials. Some transfer bath benches have a back that is adjustable and reversible so that the backrest simply snaps into place on the end of the seat. Yet even with such a transfer bench, that features an adjustable or reversible back, the back will still most likely be comprised of the same constituents as the frame. 

The Transfer Handle

This handle is usually made of the same high-quality, rust-resistant material as the rest of the frame. This is so for several reasons; firstly, because in most cases, the transfer handle is attached to the actual frame. This is because the frame is meant to support the bulk of the user’s weight while he is sitting on the transfer bench, while the seat itself helps to disperse the weight evenly over the frame. When seniors or disabled users consider any type of shower bench, they’ll want to know that the handle can support the force that they’ll need to exert in order to move from one side of the bench to the other.

Heavy Duty Frame

The integrity of the frame is just as important as the tub bench handle in terms of security and stability. While many shower chairs can easily hold anywhere from 200 to over 500 pounds, all the transfer benches with backrests that are available through AvaCare Medical are able to accommodate anywhere between 300 and 500 pounds. This means that you can easily choose the right product for you, no matter what your weight is, and still be able to have the independence you desire.

The Seat

This is an important component of every shower chair or transfer bench. The seats that are available on a tub transfer bench for the elderly or the handicapped come in many shapes and varieties. Just as you’re going to do your best to find a seat with the proper weight limit, you’ll want to ensure that you get the right type of seat.

For example, if someone needs to be able to turn easily without having the issue of his skin rubbing against the seat, he can always choose a swivel seated transfer bench rather than the standard PVC or blow-molded chair. Some transfer benches even have sliding seats, which allow for easier transfer from one side to the other. Some benches have padded seats, while others may feature a commode opening and bucket for aid in perineal care.

Non-Slip Feet 

No bath bench or transfer chair is complete without feet that help secure the legs where they stand. Nobody wants to try and go in and out of the shower, only to have his tub bench with a backrest slide and slip out from underneath them. Therefore, only the highest quality legs are used on the bottom of these transfer benches in order to give them even more security.

What Are Transfer Benches with Backrests Made of?

There are many materials that are utilized in the construction of a transfer bench with a backrest. All of the materials used in constructing the transfer benches that are offered by AvaCare Medical are medical-grade, high-quality, and extremely durable. 

Aluminum or PVC Frames

Aluminum is used in almost every medical practice and facility because of its strength, as well as its ability to be molded into numerous different shapes. It is also naturally rust-resistant, which makes it perfect for use in wet areas such as the shower or bathtub. 

PVC Plastic

Polyvinyl chloride plastic, also known as PVC, is another material utilized in the makeup of various parts of transfer benches and shower chairs. It is stronger than polyethylene plastic, which is why it is often used in our water pipes. Medical practices often use it for various instruments and tools in the medical industry, and shower chairs are one such instance. Some PVC transfer benches with a back can actually handle up to 450 lbs.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a very important part of medical equipment. It often helps to fasten parts together and is highly water-resistant in order to keep it from rusting quickly like other iron-containing metals. Due to its anti-rust capability, it’s commonly used in medical bathing equipment.

Rubber

Many bathtub transfer benches and shower chairs feature rubber tips, which increase the level of traction while the bench is on a wet, slippery surface. Sometimes, the rubber is molded into suction cups, which further adds to the slip-resistant factor of a shower chair or transfer bench.

In ancient languages, “Ava” means “life”, or “living”, while care means “to take care of”. At AvaCare Medical, we care for our customers, and, therefore, take pride in knowing we’re helping you live your life to the fullest while taking care of yourself in the best way possible. 

Contact us today with any questions you may have by dialing 1-877-813-7799.