Frequently Asked Questions on Transfer Benches

What is a bath transfer bench?

A bath transfer bench is a safety device on which the user sits to get into a bathtub. The user sits on the bench, which straddles the side of the tub, and gradually slides from the outside to the inside of the bath tub.

What is a non-sliding type bath transfer bench?

This basic transfer bench consists of a backrest, long seat, and four legs. The legs that hold inside the bath tub may have plungers at their base that grip the surface for stability. The user sits on the seat from the outside of the tub and scoots over on the seat to the inside.

What are rolling transfer benches?

In case of rolling shower chairs, instead of scooting to the other side, the user does not need to move their hips across the seat. The user simply sits on the seat and then slides to the inside of the bath tub, usually on rails or some kind of sliding frame. This reduces friction and eases the movement for patients who are highly dependent.

What are bath transfer benches made of

Bath transfer benches are made of durable blow-molded plastic that is resistant to moisture and does not wear out easily.

Who uses Bath transfer benches?

Bath Transfer enches are designed for for seniors or disabled individuals who find it difficult or impossible to get in and out of the bath or shower safely without hussle but want to retain their autonomy.