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Question DetailsAsked on 7/17/2012

Handicapped chair attached to a bar installed floor to ceiling that traverces up and down and swilvels patient into shower stall

Patient is handicapped - no strength in legs and arms once found a company making a steel bar with a chair attached that traversed up and down electrically to go over a 5" high shower base, then swilvel the chair into the shower. We are unable to find that company's web site again. She's asking for more help finding that company.

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One of the first things you need to investigate is the strength of the floor and ceiling where the vertical bar will be located. If it's not attached to a joist or a beam or drilled into concrete, it won't be strong enough to do the job. It would also be dangerous both to you and your patient. Vertical bars are easy to find. Shower chairs come in all shapes and sizes; most of them are made of very durable plastic. At the moment, is she using a wheelchair in the shower? Is that what she wants to use in the shower? The electrical "lifter" is what I'm not finding. Maybe all three pieces were separate, and some clever person assembled the whole? Is that possible? Where was she when she used this device? Can you contact the current owner/hospital/caregiver to ask for the name and model number? I'll keep looking. I could have used one of these myself in the last year or so. Chin up to both of you! It's awful to be helpless and not able to bathe on a regular basis. Here's one that stays in the bathtub. You would still have to transfer your patient from the wheelchair to this device.

Answered 8 years ago by Oleron


More ideas: There are demo videos for different kinds of lifts.

The lift itself can be rolled from place to place, making it more versatile than a single-use lift permanently located in the bathroom. I suppose it depends on how much room you have and how much space there is for navigating into the bathroom.

Answered 8 years ago by Oleron

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