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Walkers: Bathing

Special shower chairs and tub benches are available for use while bathing. These chairs help you bathe safely. Ask your health care provider where you can get one. 

Note: Try to make sure surfaces are dry before you walk on them. Non-skid mats can help prevent falls.

Getting Into a Shower Stall

Image of man with walker

 

Image of man with walker

1. Back up over the lip of the shower stall with your good leg until you feel the shower chair behind you. Reach back for the shower chair first with one hand, then the other, as you begin to sit down.

 

2. Lower yourself onto the chair. Lift each foot and turn to face the faucet.

Getting Into a Tub

Image of man with walker

 

Image of man with walker

3. Back up until you feel the tub bench behind you. Reach back for the bench first with one hand, then the other, as you begin to sit down.

 

4. Lower yourself onto the bench and turn to face the faucet. Use your hands to help lift each leg over the side of the tub. A hand-held shower nozzle can make bathing on a bench easier.

 

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