Bathtub transfers with side bar
I've never seen this transfer bar in person but it does provide two height levels of assistance. It appears to clamp onto the tub with a sort of "lock down" mechanism. This particular model seems to be made of durable plastic. You will want to keep that in mind when considering your needs. Some transfers bars will have a weight limit written on them or the box they came in.Option 2
This transfer bar option is steel, has a roughed up handling point on the bar for ease of grip and is very sturdy. However, as you can see, you lose height for more stability. This can become a huge disadvantage as you will see below. It is obviously longer than it is tall and takes up more bathtub wall space. It is secured with two knobs that clamp it to the bathtub wall. I don't know if this tub transfer side bar is made anymore.Option 4
This durable plastic option has worked out satisfactorily in my experience. It is plastic, but designed well. This pictures shows it a bit shorter than it actually is. It lends well to the objective of providing support for transfers in and out of the tub.Option 5 - Walk In Bathtub
A Walk in bathtub eliminates the need for bathtub transfers with side bar, are a wise investment and can increase the resale value of your home for those looking for aging in place accessories in their next home.
Since bathtub transfers with a side bar are relatively inexpensive, do yourself and your loved ones a huge favor by purchasing one to assist you in and out of the tub. Your confidence level may go up as well as your desire to bath and thus benefit from this form of hydrotherapy.
If you can afford a walk in bathtub, these seem to offer the most security and the highest level of enjoyment out of bathing while doubling into a hot tub for even more hydrotherapy benefits.
Ultimately, bathtub transfers with a side bar will require a certain level of strength, a certain amount of range of motion or flexibility and a degree of balance depending on the configuration of your bathtub or shower. As we age and tend to lose some of these "spring chicken" attributes, our risk of falls, esepecially in the bathroom tend to cree up. One fall can change lives forever - don't let it be yours or your loved ones!RELATED PAGES: