Maddak / SP Ableware
Adjustable Transfer Bench
Designed for consumers with lower-extremity weakness or difficulty standing for any length of time, Maddak’s new transfer bench facilitates getting into and out of the bathtub. The bench is height adjustable (15" to 23"), and legs can be adjusted in .25" increments. Legs, back and arm are removable for easy transporting and a more compact storage footprint. The easy-to-assemble (without tools) system features a built-in soap tray, a shower spray holder and a slit for the shower curtain.
SP Ableware (Maddak)
For people who experience lower-extremity weakness or difficulty standing for any length of time, stepping into a bathtub or shower can be challenging and possibly unsafe. The Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench can eliminate the need to step over barriers. It’s height adjustable from 15" to 23", and legs, back and armrests are removable for easy storage and transport. The bench features a builtin soap tray, a hand-held shower holder and a slit for the shower curtain. Assembles without tools.
These aluminum rehab shower/commode chairs are available in 18", 20" and 22" seat widths, and the smaller two sizes are available with posterior tilt for clients who need seating support. Standard features include flip-up armrests and footrests; padded seat, arms and back; removable seat; anti-tippers; belt; and commode bucket. Convert the chairs into wheelchairs via a quick-assembly kit and 24" wheels, which are available for all models.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Created to provide security, stability and comfort in the bathroom, this shower bench features removable padded armrests (no tools required), a blow-molded bench with drainage holes, and a lightweight, durable and corrosion-proof aluminum frame. Leg height adjusts in 1" increments for comfortable sitting.
Clarke Health Care Products Inc.
A stylish, comfortable shower commode chair, the BORIS is available in five sizes with seat widths of 12" to 20". The PE plastic-molded seat shell provides upper-body support, while the stainless-steel chassis can be tilted for comfort. Gas cylinders smoothly move the seat into the desired tilt position. Positioning aids are available.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
This stool provides a stable seat in the bathtub or shower, but swivels 360° to make it easier to bathe and to reach for items. For safety, the stool also locks at 90° intervals to restrict swiveling motion. The padded, rotating top can be easily removed for cleaning. Includes a removable tray for storing personal items. The seat height adjusts in 1" increments from 16" to 23".
Swash Bidet Seats
As seen at the San Jose Abilities Expo: The Swash system fits most existing toilet fixtures and then delivers cleansing water at the push of a button on the remote control. All Swash models offer posterior and anterior cleansing, adjustable water pressure, aerated wash spray, self-cleaning nozzles, and a gentle-close seat and lid. Deluxe models also offer adjustable water pressure, water heating, heated seats and a warm air dryer, among other features, to maximize users’ independence in the bathroom.
Escape Plus Bathtub
A redesigned curved door, control switches and faster drains are among the improvements in this new version of the Escape Plus, a walk-in bathtub that now allows the user to slide directly into the tub and easily close the door while seated. The new design also offers greater seat height and width, along with a standard heated seat, eight water jets and extra depth for full body soaking. Control switches now have air buttons that are easier to read and reach.
Among our conversations at the San Jose (Calif.) Abilities Expo in November was with the folks at Smirthwaite USA, formed this year as the American division of G&S Smirthwaite Ltd., based in the United Kingdom. Smirthwaite is focused on seating & positioning throughout a child’s day, whether the child is playing, learning, socializing, performing activities of daily living, or standing upright. And the company offers size ranges to fit early-intervention little ones all the way up to kids in their teens. Product offerings include the Combi Toileting Chair, which includes a potty, a commode seat, a seat pad and a pelvic strap, all standard; and several prone and supine standers. Many products we saw were easily adjustable in size so they could be used, for instance, by multiple children in a classroom or therapeutic setting. The bright, appealing colors and wood accents on many pieces make Smirthwaite products attractive for individual homes, classrooms or professional locations. — L.W.
Whatever the need — stationary or sliding, shower/tub system or commode — the multiCHAIR series has an answer. A unique leg-clamping design combined with the solid-feeling rigidity of a welded joint provide users with durability and security while using the products — but multiCHAIRS are also easily assembled and disassembled, even in small hotel rooms. Because they’re built to order, special requirements can be accommodated without the hassle of needing special or customized parts.