There is plenty of opportunity for an HME provider to grow its business by stocking bathroom safety products. Here's a look at some new offerings.
- By David Kopf
- Jun 21, 2021
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:
Display brings together all essential bathroom safety aids
Bathroom Safety Display
- Grab bars are available in
multiple sizes from 12 in. to 32
in. and are available in both
chrome and powder white
- Available bath benches are
featured providing a choice of
having the bench by itself, with
a back, or even having a back
- A full range of raised toilet seats
and patient aids to cover any
Alex Orthopedic Inc.
Bath chair features a 360-degree swivel
PreserveTech Swivel Bath Chair
- Features a 360-degree
swivel action and locks
every 90 degrees, and is
- Helps prevent skin irritation
and friction wounds while
transferring and bathing,
and manufactured with an
- Assembles quickly and features
a handheld shower spray cutout,
snap-together design, seat
drainage holes, non-skid legs
and pivoting armrests.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Modular shower commode chair moves and travels easy
- Easily rolled around the home
and can be quickly disassembled
for traveling and available
carry bag holds chair and accessory
cushions and pails.
- Lightweight plastic construction
with optional commode pails,
seat, back and arm cushions.
- Chair is height-adjustable, with
rotating seat and flip-up arms,
and rolls into shower stalls or
over a toilet up to 17.5 in. high.
Clarke Health Care
Transfer bench nixes need to step over the side of tub
SP Ableware Sliding/Rotating Transfer Bench
- Sliding feature lets users
smoothly move across the
bench and reduces stress on a
- Rotating swivel top allows for
easier transfers into the tub and
- Exclusive quick-change leg
design makes adjusting the seat
height simple (from 16 to 23 in.).
Maddak Inc. (a division of
Floor-to-ceiling safety pole secures in place with tension fit
SuperPole with SuperBar
- SuperBar offers support that
goes in front of the user to make
it easier them to get up from a
- SuperBar lifts, pivots and locks
in eight 45-degree positions
around the pole.
- The SuperPole is made out of
alloy steel, and comes in regular
size and bariatric supporting
between 300 and 450 lbs.
Portable grab bar offers endless installation options
Telescoping Pivot Grip
- Two adjustable sizes: Medium
(22 in. to 27 in.) and Large (27 in.
to 32 in.)
- Pivoting ends allow for
installation options such as
stretching across corners, inside
of a bathtub or across nonparallel
- Can be used at home or while
traveling; lifetime warranty.
Bench balances style with universal design and accessibility
QuickDrain Shower Bench
- The 100 percent recycled
bench accommodates the
ADA standards for height and
exceeds ADA weight guidelines
of 250 pounds.
- Available in three
configurations: a rectangle
bench and large or small corner
- Each bench comes ready to
assemble with no framing
required, and mechanical
fasteners or anchors are
required for installation.
David Kopf is the Publisher and Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazines. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.