Approximately 80 percent of
home accidents occur
in the bathroom,
but most of those accidents can
be prevented with the right
safety products. That statistic
demonstrates that there is plenty
of opportunity for a provider to
grow its business by stocking
bathroom safety products.
The key is to offer a wide array
of solutions that can fit clients’
unique needs. Talk to the patient
or caregiver to get a solid sense of
the challenges and situation.
Because bathing is universal
and the Baby Boomer demographic
increasingly needs these
solutions, the retail appeal of
bath safety is clear. But that also
means big box stores are now
part of the competition and they
aren’t shy about discounting.
To compete, HME retailers
need to lean hard on their reputation
for being knowledgeable,
convenient, personalized service
and quality products. To help you
maintain your expertise, here
are some new and bedrock bath
safety product offerings:
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Otter Bath Chair
Chair provides support and safety for children while bathing
- Provides support and safety for children
by providing an angle adjustable seat and
backrest to accommodate each individual’s
- The Otter’s legs are slip-resistant for safety
and can raise the chair an additional 7
inches. The chair has height and width
adjustable lateral supports that can be
used for positioning the head or trunk.
- The pediatric bathing chair is available in
three sizes and with or without a tub or
Restore ACR Walk-In Tub
New Walk-In Tub Has 7" Entry Threshold
The new cast acrylic Restore ACR Walk-In Tub
from Mansfield Plumbing has
a low 7-inch entry threshold,
17-inch high ADA-compliant
seat, easy-to-clean surface
and easy-to-access cable-operated
as a bathtub, whirlpool, air
bath, combination whirlpool
and air bath, or MicroDerm
Therapeutic Bath, Restore
ACR is IAPMO approved, is
manufactured in the U.S.A.
and offers a smooth, glossy
appearance that won’t fade.
Optional features include a
heated seat and backrest.
Free2Go Mobility Products
Rollator Combines Rolling Walker and Toilet Safety
Helping the user to safely use the toilet
in any restroom, the Free2Go Rollator
combines the rolling walker with toilet
safety products beneficial to seniors and
the mobility impaired. Features include a
raised toilet seat, toilet safety frame and
rolling walker. Portable and lightweight,
the Rollator rolls directly over a standard
toilet and provides additional height over
a standard toilet to reduce body strain.
The Rollator frame was designed to assist
with sitting, lifting and fall prevention.
Clarke Health Care Products Inc.
WheelAble Folding Commode Chair
Wheelchair Makes Bathrooms Accessible
The WheelAble Folding Commode Chair lets physically challenged people use
any bathroom or toilet stall in a more flexible, spontaneous and independent
manner. The front casters are opposite from the large rear wheels and provide
maneuverability. The location of
the wheels makes it possible to
back in toward a regular toilet
without the need for spacious
areas typical in accessible bathrooms
and toilet stalls. The area
under the seat is especially narrow,
providing a significant advantage
in narrow passages. Push up arm
rests give users an easy and safe
transfer, while the upholstered,
waterproof seat is made for
comfortable seating for a lengthy time.
TENA Bathing Glove
New bathing glove takes a unique, convenient approach to patient hygiene
SCA’s new TENA Bathing Glove is a pre-moistened, disposable bath glove for
home caregivers and professionals in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities.
A convenient, caring and hygienic alternative to soap and water, the TENA
Bathing Glove supplements regular
bathing to improve quality of care
for those who are bedridden or
have limited mobility, and who
may be incontinent. The
glove helps maintain skin
health; provides comfort
and durability; reduces
requires less preparation and work to
use, as opposed to a washcloth.
SHOWER SHIRT Co. LLC
Water-resistant garment protects chest surgery patients
The SHOWER SHIRT is a new, patented, water-resistant garment to protect chest
surgery patients with post-surgical drains, tubes, dialysis catheters and medi-ports
from water while showering. Surgery patients
are routinely instructed by surgeons not to
shower unprotected until surgical drains, catheters,
or ports are removed — which can span
up to three weeks for mastectomy patients,
and many months for dialysis patients.
Permanent Mount Grab with Modern Design
MHI’s new bath 18 in. safety bar mounts horizontally
or vertically to standard wall stud spacing.
An ergonomic design and finish is made to
complement modern bathroom designs and its
ABS plastic construction has a max load bearing
weight capacity of 500 pounds.
TILT Toilet Incline Lift
Toilet Incline Lift Helps Users Safely Use the Commode
The TILT Toilet Incline Lift helps provide bathroom
safety by lifting to patients’ natural body movement.
Weighing 34 pounds, the unit can be installed in about
15 minutes. It attaches directly to the bowl, which
offers greater stability. The TILT moves the user 7-1/2" forward for clearing obstructions and rising from the
bowl. This also positions the user’s shoulders over
their feet for optimal balance and positioning. The unit
accommodates users 5'2" to 6'4" and bowl heights of
14" to 21".
Urine Deflection Guide
Urine Deflection Guide Designed with Dignity in Mind
Designed for men who must sit while
urinating, this disposable, inexpensive home
health product directs a man’s urine stream
directly into the middle of the toilet bowl. This
eliminates accidents and gives care providers
and users a more dignified solution. Product
is not flushable, so users and caregivers must
dispose of using proper infection control.
Hand-Held Shower Head Offers 5 Spray Options
The Lumex hand-held showerhead’s
pray options let users
help safely bathe children and
adults with special needs.
The showerhead can be easily
installed in minutes on any
standard shower arm. Options
include bubbling, massage,
half saturating and pause spray