Commode shower chairs are used for patients who have difficulty bathing or using the toilet independently. This could be following an illness or surgery. They typically have a lightweight metal frame with a seat and backrest, and they come with a variety of features, such as adjustable height, armrests and footrests.
Here are some of the advantages of using commode shower chairs in hospitals:
IMPROVED SAFETY: Commode shower chairs can help to prevent falls and injuries of patients in the bathroom. This is especially important for patients who are elderly, frail, or have mobility problems.
INCREASED INDEPENDENCE: Commode shower chairs can help patients to bathe and use the toilet independently, without additional assistance from caregivers. This encourages independence and early mobilisation.
IMPROVED HYGIENE: Commode shower chairs can help patients to maintain good hygiene by providing a safe and comfortable place to clean. This may help to reduce the risk of infection.
MANUAL HANDLING ADVANTAGES: Commode shower chairs can help to reduce the strain on HCP’s by making it easier to assist in cleaning and toileting.
REDUCING THE RISK OF PRESSURE ULCERS: Commode shower chairs can help to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers by providing patients with a comfortable and supportive place to sit. This is especially important for patients who have limited mobility.
FACILITATE EARLY MOBILISATION: Patients can use the footrests and armrests to support themselves while standing or transferring to and from the chair, which encourages mobilisation.
We have a number of different commode shower chairs – a number of which are suitable for bariatric patients.
With a safe working load of 272kg, this shower chair and commode has hip adjusters, which can be used depending on the width of the patient; making sure they are comfortable and stabilised in the chair. The chair also tilts to 25°.
The seat tilts to 35° and has a back angle adjustment as well as an adjustable seat height. This care chair comes with head support, so is ideal for patients with neurological issues. SWL of 150kg.
An intermediate bariatric commode with 24” seat width, padded seat for showering which can be removed when the commode is needed. Lightweight aluminium frame.