What to Look for in a Shower Chair for the Elderly

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by Israel Gamburd |

Admittedly, there is no shortage of shower chairs for the elderly on the market, but how can you take your pick from among them?

It all comes down to value, which is the sum of a product’s features, reputation, and price.

These are what makes the ShowerGlyde series of shower chairs for the elderly among the best in the industry. Here are the details.

 A Design That Accommodates Your Current Bathroom

The ShowerGlyde system is available in three different configurations, and all of them are designed to work with your current bathroom setup, eliminating the need to make time-consuming and extensive (and expensive, for that matter) changes.

  • For small bathrooms, the SG3 is ideal, especially bathrooms with a vanity next to the tub. A compact footprint and a swivel function allow the SG3 to clear obstacles without compromising comfort or security.
  • The SG2 is one of the best options if you have more space in the bathroom but there is a toilet next to the tub, it can lock over both and enables effortless transfers.
  • The SG1 is the best overall option where space is not a concern, and enables smooth, easy, safe transfers to the shower.

Ultimately, these shower chairs are designed as a practical, comfortable, and safe solution for not only the elderly but for anyone who has issues with motor function and autonomy, helping to liberate a wide range of homeowners from the need to undergo cost-prohibitive renovations.

Ease of Assembly

You don’t want a shower chair for the elderly that requires a doctoral degree and a background in mechanical engineering just to put it together. Our ShowerGlyde complete solutions can be assembled, at home, with the included hex key.

Durable Construction That Resists Rust

All three ShowerGlyde models are made from high-strength, corrosion-resistant plastic, aluminum, and stainless steel. Mild conventional cleaning is all that’s needed in most instances to keep these shower chairs hygienic and rust-free.


You’re going to put good money into a shower chair to make your life easier, so it should not only accommodate your bathroom but also your patient. The ShowerGlyde series are all rated to 330 lbs.

Versatility; Expandability with Compatible Accessories

The best shower chair for the elderly shouldn’t be a one-size fits all, take-it-or-leave-it model, and the ShowerGlyde, in addition to the fact that it is available in 3 different, unique configurations, is also further expandable with a variety of accessories.

All three of them are available with a commode seat insert, and so can be used over the toilet, depending on your bathroom’s layout. For extra comfort in the shower, all three are also configurable with a solid seat insert.

In addition to various seat inserts, they are also configurable with other shower chair accessories, such as armrests, padded seat covers, and handheld shower clips.


No two bathrooms are the same, but all three ShowerGlyde shower chairs are adjustable, to accommodate up to a 19” (SG3) or 19.5” tub (SG1 and SG2). They are also configurable with extensions that will allow them to clear a tub of 25”.

A Design That Encourages Autonomy

All three ShowerGlyde shower chairs come with a grab bar mounted on the wall side of the system that can be used as an aid to help the user slide himself or herself in and out of the tub as needed, improving autonomy and the overall usability of the design.

Low-Maintenance Design

Neither harsh abrasives nor stiff-bristled brushes should be used to clean a ShowerGlyde system, as they are unnecessary and can damage the finish or components. All that is needed are a mold conventional detergent (soap) and a soft rag. Wipe the chair and rails clean and allow it to dry thoroughly to improve hygiene and prevent rust - it’s as simple as that.

Warranty Coverage So You Can Buy with Peace of Mind

We put our money where our proverbial mouth is. The frame of each ShowerGlyde system is warrantied for one year against manufacturer defects so that you can rest easy in the purchase decision.

Positive Reputation

We have solid reviews both on and off our website. Don’t just take our word for it, hear what our actual customers have to say about the ShowerGlyde system. It’s unanimously positive. We have solid reviews on Amazon and Trustpilot, too.

Contact Us for More Information About Our Shower Chairs for the Elderly, Benches, and Accessories

Our products are also eligible for free shipping and are covered by a 30-day return policy, adding to your peace of mind.

You can also learn more via the materials on our website, but if you have any questions before buying or don’t know which ShowerGlyde system will work best with your bathroom, feel free to reach out to us before buying and we will be more than happy to help.