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Way Smarter Than Stools With Backs; Sturdy Enough to Hold a Large Person
on September 10, 2014
Damn I hate getting old. Once in awhile my arthritis genuinely gets to where I can't stand up in the shower. I favor this bath stool over others, although it is not perfect. I can use it in a standard bathtub; it doesn't have to be an ADA shower stall. It will stand at one end of the tub so that my spouse can step into the shower without having to take the stool out and then put it back in (and when I can, I do the same). The one thing it won't do is swivel. In a standard tub, what this means is that you can shower with your back to the shower--in which case there is a limit to how clean the front of you will get--or you can face the shower, which is better if you have to shave your legs, but my god, the water is in your face.
As I said, aging isn't for wusses.
This was cheap, and it is sturdy. I suspect (though I have not checked) that it would handle 250 pounds without the plastic starting to bend. It is very stable. It has no back, which means that if you are able and determined, you can get in, wash one side of yourself, then stand up and oh so carefully move to face the other direction. Since there is no back, the stool does not have to be moved when you do this. Also a back would interfere with washing your back...it seems obvious.
If I could have my wish, I would like a swivel top stool in the hope I could turn around in the tub on the thing. Otherwise, I think this is as good as it gets.