• Recommendations for tilting shower chairs

    Posted by gail-a on July 28, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    My husband’s Shower Buddy is no longer adequate for him, so I am trying to research tilting shower chairs. I was hoping to get some advice or recommendations as they are quite expensive and likely cannot be returned if they don’t work out.

    Thank you so much!

    robert-taylor replied 1 year, 6 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Dagmar

    Member
    August 3, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Gail,

    I wrote about my experience with a shower chair here: https://alsandwellness.blogspot.com/2020/10/how-i-made-my-shower-safer.html
    although mine is not tilting.
    Here is a Google link to the types of tilting chairs available.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=tilting+shower+chairs&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS840US840&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiS5oX3lav5AhX7LEQIHbPbALgQ_AUoAnoECAIQBA&biw=1536&bih=714&dpr=1.25
    Hope this helps you.

    • gail-a

      Member
      August 18, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and suggestions. We had our bathroom remodeled last year with, most importantly, a zero entry shower. I purchased a “Shower Buddy” chair which has worked well for my husband since November. But now I wish I’d known that he would eventually need a reclining shower chair. I would have purchased such a chair to start with since they seem to be very expensive and non-returnable if the chair doesn’t work out. I don’t know of a place where you could see them in person which would help. Of course Medicare doesn’t cover even a part of the cost. Jim has a Raz which looks great, but comes with a big price tag. Again, thanks for your input.

  • jim-knepp

    Member
    August 4, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    I have a Raz tilting shower chair with the commode feature: it is expensive, but it also easy to roll, easy to tilt, easy to keep clean, comfortable, and very durable.

    • gail-a

      Member
      August 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks Jim. I did have a look. It seems like a very good chair. Just wish these weren’t so expensive and that you could get a test drive.

  • robert-taylor

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    Does anyone have experience with the Etac Swift Mobil Tilt-2 Shower Commode Chair or the Shower Buddy Tilt shower buddy? I’m leaning towards buying the Etac, but these chairs are not returnable and would like to get some feedback from others before purchasing.

  • maryconnolly

    Member
    September 22, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Hi all! You may want to check the Team Gleason website for financial assistance to purchase a tilting/rolling shower chair. I don’t have all the info handy right now, but will add another post with more detail. Thanks for your patience.

  • robert-taylor

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Thank you, Mary. I’ll look into Team Gleason.

  • maryconnolly

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Here is the website for Team Gleason Assistance: https://teamgleason.org/need-assistance/  The website is very robust and I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter and taking a look around it. Steve Gleason has ALS and is vested in helping pALS and cALS and their families in tangible and meaningful ways. ❤️❤️❤️

  • maryconnolly

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 11:19 am

    Here is the website for Team Gleason Assistance: https://teamgleason.org/need-assistance/  The website is very robust and I highly recommend signing up for their newsletter and taking a look around it. Steve Gleason has ALS and is vested in helping pALS and cALS and their families in tangible and meaningful ways.

  • maggie-broeren

    Member
    September 27, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Hi Robert,

    have u checked Craigslist or local loan closets?

    • robert-taylor

      Member
      September 27, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      Yes Maggie. I have checked with local closets and Craigs list.

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