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Best Shower Chairs for Seniors

The best senior shower chair:

  • is extra stable
  • has non-slip feet
  • is made from stainless steel, teak, or plastic
  • is the right size for the person using it
  • is easy to assemble
  • has a back for those needing support

The Shower Chair Rust Problem

Metal shower chairs have a rust problem. Anodized aluminum definitely slows the rust process. Plastic, teak and stainless steel are better as they don’t rust at all. Plastic and steel are functional, while teak wood is functional and attractive.

The Best Shower Chair for Stronger Seniors

Stronger seniors who can sit upright without support can get a backless seat. My favorite chair in this category is the AquaTeak Asia Shower Bench. Teak is a beautiful choice that does not rust, so it lasts forever. This is the best shower chair because:

  • it is lightweight
  • it is attractive
  • it does not rust
  • it’s easy to put together

The Best Budget Shower Chair for Stronger Seniors

The Carex Universal Shower Chair is the best budget backless chair. It’s incredibly strong with a load capacity of 400 lb. It’s made of rust-free plastic that will last forever. The Carex is a great shower chair because:

  • it has a budget price
  • it has a huge load capacity
  • it is non-rusting plastic
  • it’s very stable
  • it’s lightweight
  • it’s sturdy
  • it’s portable

Choose the teak or plastic shower chair below.

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Most Elegant
AquaTeak The Original 18" Asia Teak Shower Bench
Budget
Carex Universal Bath Seat and Shower Chair - With Support Up To 400 Pounds - Adjustable Height Shower Bench
Chair
AquaTeak Asia Shower Chair
Carex Universal Bath Seat
Material
Teak
Plastic
Seat Dimensions
18 in. W x 12 in. D
18 x 21 x 17.7 in.
Height
18 in.
16 to 21 in.
Capacity
250 lb.
400 lb.
Best for
Best for small showers and tubs, and patients who have the stability to get into the tub, and to sit on the bench without the use of chair arms and a chair back. This is the most elegant choice and it does not rust.
Budget chair for stronger seniors
Price
Most Elegant
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AquaTeak The Original 18" Asia Teak Shower Bench
Chair
AquaTeak Asia Shower Chair
Material
Teak
Seat Dimensions
18 in. W x 12 in. D
Height
18 in.
Capacity
250 lb.
Best for
Best for small showers and tubs, and patients who have the stability to get into the tub, and to sit on the bench without the use of chair arms and a chair back. This is the most elegant choice and it does not rust.
Price
Budget
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Carex Universal Bath Seat and Shower Chair - With Support Up To 400 Pounds - Adjustable Height Shower Bench
Chair
Carex Universal Bath Seat
Material
Plastic
Seat Dimensions
18 x 21 x 17.7 in.
Height
16 to 21 in.
Capacity
400 lb.
Best for
Budget chair for stronger seniors
Price

Best Shower Chairs for Seniors Needing Support

I was hoping to find a solidly-built teak shower chair with both arms and a back. The EcoDecors has two arms for support, but not a back. It’s a brilliantly beautiful piece of furniture with a wide seat and that will not rust.

The Drive Medical chair is all plastic and so will also not rust. It also has a wide seat and can carry up to 350 lb. It’s the best choice for someone needing both arm and back support.

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Folding Teak
JCWANGDEFU Folding Shower Seat Wall Mounted Bathroom Bathtub Safety Stool Chair, Solid Wood, with Support Legs, Load of 350 lbs, 14.88"(L) 12"(W) 17.12"(H) (Wood)
Bariatric & Arm/Back Support
Drive Medical RTL12505 Premium Series Shower Chair with Back and Arms
Chair
JCWANGDEFU Teak Mounted Seat
Drive Medical RTL12505 Shower Chair
Material
Teak, Stainless Steel
Plastic
Seat Dimensions
15 x 12 in.
21.75 x 16.5 in.
Height
17 to 17.8 in.
16 to 20.5 in.
Capacity
350 lb.
350 lb.
Best for
Senior needing back support
Budget chair with back
Price
Folding Teak
Image
JCWANGDEFU Folding Shower Seat Wall Mounted Bathroom Bathtub Safety Stool Chair, Solid Wood, with Support Legs, Load of 350 lbs, 14.88"(L) 12"(W) 17.12"(H) (Wood)
Chair
JCWANGDEFU Teak Mounted Seat
Material
Teak, Stainless Steel
Seat Dimensions
15 x 12 in.
Height
17 to 17.8 in.
Capacity
350 lb.
Best for
Senior needing back support
Price
Bariatric & Arm/Back Support
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Drive Medical RTL12505 Premium Series Shower Chair with Back and Arms
Chair
Drive Medical RTL12505 Shower Chair
Material
Plastic
Seat Dimensions
21.75 x 16.5 in.
Height
16 to 20.5 in.
Capacity
350 lb.
Best for
Budget chair with back
Price

Best Bath Transfer Bench

Rust is a big issue in bath transfer chairs. Most are made from rust-proofed aluminum, but the manfacturers don’t use stainless steel screws. I searched for quite a while to find a solid, well-loved shower transfer bench that does not rust. The Moen Bench uses stainless steel screws, and contains the screws in high density plastic feet. This is a solid transfer bench that won’t rust.

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Non-Rusting High Quality
Moen DN7105 Home Care 33-Inch W x 18-Inch D Adjustable Height Non Slip Bath Safety Transfer Bench, Glacier White
Chair
Moen DN7105 Transfer Bench
Material
Plastic (plastic covers stainless steel screws)
Seat Dimensions
33 in. W x 18 in. D
Height
16.5 to 21 in.
Capacity
400 lb.
Best for
This is a high-quality, sturdy shower transfer bench that does not rust. That's a tall order, it took me quite a while to find a good bench without rustable metal.
Price
Non-Rusting High Quality
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Moen DN7105 Home Care 33-Inch W x 18-Inch D Adjustable Height Non Slip Bath Safety Transfer Bench, Glacier White
Chair
Moen DN7105 Transfer Bench
Material
Plastic (plastic covers stainless steel screws)
Seat Dimensions
33 in. W x 18 in. D
Height
16.5 to 21 in.
Capacity
400 lb.
Best for
This is a high-quality, sturdy shower transfer bench that does not rust. That's a tall order, it took me quite a while to find a good bench without rustable metal.
Price

Example Chairs from “What Kind of Shower Chair Works Best for Seniors”

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NOTE: The items directly below were used as examples of different kinds of chairs. If you are interested in following up with those examples, are are the links. My picks for BEST CHAIRS are in the section below the table.

Sample Chairs

Chairs mentioned in What Kind of Shower Chair Works Best for Seniors?

For Small Tub
OasisSpace Shower Chair, Adjustable Bath Stool with Free Assist Grab Bar - Medical Tool Free Anti-Slip Bench Bathtub Stool Seat with Durable Aluminum Legs for Elderly, Senior, Handicap & Disabled
Arm Support
Essential Medical Supply Shower and Bath Bench with Arms and Back
Back Support
Essential Medical Supply Adjustable Tool Free Blow Molded Shower Bench with Removable Back
Movement Help
Medline Tub Transfer Bench With Microban Antimicrobial Protection, for Use as A Shower Bench or Bath Seat, Light Blue
Chair
OasisSpace Shower Chair
Essential Medical Supply Shower and Bath Bench with Arms and Back
Essential Medical Supply Shower Bench with Removable Back
Medline Shower Bench
Back
Arms
Seat Dimensions
18 in. W x 11 in. D
16 in. W x 13 in. D
15 3/4 in. W x 13 in. D
30.5 in. W x 23 in. D
Height
13.5 to 18.5 in.
16 to 21 in.
16 to 21.5 in.
14.5 to 19.5 in.
Capacity
300 lb.
300 lb.
300 lb.
350 lb.
Material
Aluminum
Anodized aluminum
Anodized aluminum
Anodized aluminum
For Small Tub
OasisSpace Shower Chair, Adjustable Bath Stool with Free Assist Grab Bar - Medical Tool Free Anti-Slip Bench Bathtub Stool Seat with Durable Aluminum Legs for Elderly, Senior, Handicap & Disabled
Chair
OasisSpace Shower Chair
Back
Arms
Seat Dimensions
18 in. W x 11 in. D
Height
13.5 to 18.5 in.
Capacity
300 lb.
Material
Aluminum
Price
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Arm Support
Essential Medical Supply Shower and Bath Bench with Arms and Back
Chair
Essential Medical Supply Shower and Bath Bench with Arms and Back
Back
Arms
Seat Dimensions
16 in. W x 13 in. D
Height
16 to 21 in.
Capacity
300 lb.
Material
Anodized aluminum
Price
Buy Now
Back Support
Essential Medical Supply Adjustable Tool Free Blow Molded Shower Bench with Removable Back
Chair
Essential Medical Supply Shower Bench with Removable Back
Back
Arms
Seat Dimensions
15 3/4 in. W x 13 in. D
Height
16 to 21.5 in.
Capacity
300 lb.
Material
Anodized aluminum
Price
Buy Now
Movement Help
Medline Tub Transfer Bench With Microban Antimicrobial Protection, for Use as A Shower Bench or Bath Seat, Light Blue
Chair
Medline Shower Bench
Back
Arms
Seat Dimensions
30.5 in. W x 23 in. D
Height
14.5 to 19.5 in.
Capacity
350 lb.
Material
Anodized aluminum
Price
Buy Now

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