Shower Commodes

Shower Commode
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Shower commodes are used in shower stalls for people who can not stand up to bathe or shower and are a combination of a transport chair and a commode. While there are various designs and features, they all have wheels and can be used to transport the user into the shower stall as well as providing a safe and comfortable seating system for the shower.

Shower commodes have cut outs in the seat for hygiene while bathing and come with a bucket or pail of some type so they can double as a commode if needed.

Usually shower commodes are fairly basic pieces of equipment but the higher end models, known of rehab shower commodes, provide features and options that are not available on the lower priced models and provide a more customized seating platform for the user.

There is a great variety of products in this category and they can vary in price from around $150.00 for a bare bones basic model to deluxe heavily featured rehab models that cost in the thousands of dollars.

Whether or not one buys a shower commode with a padded seat is really a matter of comfort but it should be considered for those who are very thin, has had any type of skin break down or may be susceptible to skin break down or pressure sores.

Shower Commodes Types and Styles

Economy Shower Commode - The economy shower commodes are really basic and normally have 4 wheels, a toilet seat with bucket, a bit of a back rest and arm rests.

There are no bells and whistles on an economy shower commode but they work for people who's needs are minimal.

An economy shower commode such as this pictured EZee Life™ model will likely cost between $100.00 and $200.00 at most retailers.

Economy Shower Commode
Economy Shower Commode

PVC Shower Commode - Pvc is a plastic pipe type that some companies are using for manufacturing different products. The great thing about it is that it can be fairly easily modified or repaired or modified if needed.

A PVC shower commode such as this pictured Healthline model will likely cost between $150.00 and $250.00 at most retailers but will escalate in price for models with more features and options.

PVC Shower Commode
PVC Shower Commode

Basic Rehab Shower Commode - A basic rehab shower commode is a step up feature wise from a regular shower commode. Rehab shower commodes will vary depending on model but in addition to four wheels and a commode bucket they will often be able to fold for storage and transportation ease, have removable/adjustable foot rests, flip back or removable arms, padded commode seats and be constructed of stronger materials such a steel or stainless steel.

The pictured Mariner rehab shower commode has a suggested retail price of about $1,300.00 but pricing will vary between dealers and the options chosen.

Basic Rehab Shower Commode
Basic Rehab Shower Commode

Self Propelling Rehab Shower Commode - A self propelling rehab shower commode will give the user some independence and allow them to shower alone. The features will be the same for the most part as the basic rehab shower commode but the rear wheels will be similar to those found on manual wheelchairs. Some of the basic rehab shower commodes may offer the larger self-propulsion wheels as options.

The pictured Active Aid rehab shower commode has a suggested retail price of about $2,400.00 but pricing will vary between dealers and the options chosen.

Self Propelling Rehab Shower Commode
Self Propelling Rehab Shower Commode

Tilting Rehab Shower Commode - A tilting rehab shower commode will give the user the option of tilting the seat. This feature is beneficial to those who have difficulty sitting upright during their shower and will allow a care giver to change the pressure points on the user as needed. Tilting rehab shower commodes do not usually come as self propelling because users who need tilt are not often able to self propel the commode.

The pictured Aquatec VIP tilting rehab shower commode has a suggested retail price of about $2,300.00 but pricing will vary between dealers and the options chosen.

Tilting Rehab Shower Commode
Tilting Rehab Shower Commode

Power Rehab Shower Commode - A Power rehab shower commode incorporates a battery powered motor to adjust the tilt of the rehab shower commode and in some models, like the Ocean pictured, will adjust the seat height for easier transfers.

The pictured Aquatec Ocean power rehab shower commode has a suggested retail price of about $5,300.00 but pricing will vary between dealers and the options chosen.

Power Rehab Shower Commode
Power Rehab Shower Commode

Pediatric Rehab Shower Commode - A pediatric rehab shower commode provides a seat for children to use for showering and bathing and will usually have some growth adjustability built into them to fit the child over the course of their growth.

The pictured Dukki pediatric rehab shower commode will tilt, can be used over a toilet or as a commode and has a suggested retail price of about $2,500.00 but pricing will vary between dealers and the options chosen.

Pediatric Rehab Shower Commode
Pediatric Rehab Shower Commode



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