The ShowerBuddy SB1 transfer system will turn your existing bathroom into an accessible bathroom that allows you to enjoy showering again without the excessive cost, delay, and stress of a full bathroom remodel. The SB1 alleviates heavy lifting and multiple transfers for toileting and showering. This chair is separated into three sections; rolling base (shower chair), bridge, and shower base. The rolling base rolls around the house like a wheelchair allowing patients to easily transfer and then roll right over a toilet (certain toilets). Once completed with toileting the rolling base can connect to the bridge and onto the shower base allowing the chair to slide into the shower. Once inside the shower, the bridge disconnects, and the shower base turns to allow the user to face the shower controls.
This is a great piece of equipment. Definitely worth the money and the best part is we don't need to remodel our shower. After months of sponge baths, this is going to change Mary's life.
It took a while to put the Showerbuddy together. But once it was, it worked very well. I liked the fact that the chair can be rotated once it's locked into the shower. Another good feature is the bridge can be moved out of the way until the chair is ready to come out. Makes washing the patient easier. BUT remember to remove the collection bucket that's made for urine and/or feces. If you don't, it fills up with water that spills all over the place!
I was lucky enough to find the Shower Buddy from my caregiver. I had just done my 2014 taxes and I bought it with my full refund!!! I didn't think Medicare would purchase it so I didn't wait. My prayers were answered !!!