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    Commode / Shower chair needed

    Hello,



    I had a chair that used to tip backwards and had wheelie bars, it was a commode and shower chair. It was 15 years ago in the hospital during the 4 month rehabilitation. It tipped back if you needed help from getting light headed. I have not seen any more of this type of chair. Currently I had to learn forward but this is hard on my current caretaker (my mom). Does anyone have or know of a chair that can tip backwards and who is making them.


    God Bless,

    David

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    Senior Member KLD's Avatar
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    Here are a few:

    http://www.acessinc.com/cart/shopexd.asp?id=63

    http://www.activeaid.com/index.asp

    http://www.arjo.com/ (check out the Carendo)

    http://www.rolli-moden.com/featured.html#chameleon (check out the Rise)

    You can also wear an abdominal binder for bowel care and even in the shower to help with your light-headedness.

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    Unless you plan to place the chair over the commode, the Rise chair is not an option. The pot that comes with it fits right smack against the seat, so there's no way to reach under to do digital stim (by caregiver or by yourself, whichever the case may be.)

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    Alan, this is true of most commodes. We just leave the bucket off that comes with the chair and place a regular household type plastic bucket on the floor under the commode. Plenty of room to reach what you need to do for dig stim and clean up, and then empty and rinse the bucket. Of course if you can roll it over the toilet, the Rise allows you to elevate the seat so that you reach as well.

    (KLD)

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    I like my E&J shower/commode chair, but they're out of business, and I need a new one.

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    Alan-- Have you called your local medical supply house? They may be able to tell you about something comparable.

    PLG

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    I've got a call into them. Just thought I might get some good ideas from the consumers here, too.

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    I think Invacare and Activaid both have a chair that has tippers on them.

    A couple more links:

    www.allegromedical.com

    www.spinlife.com

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    I modify my old manual chair, change seat upholstery to a padded wooden board with hole in it. Add metal guides underneath that I can slide a standard hospital washbasin in and out. Also change push rim to include quad pegs, water and rims leave a me with no grip, literally slip sliding away. .

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    I just recently lost out[[timewise]] on a ''shower chair'' on ebay. It was a portable/folding,,,lightweight/w/4 casters,,,upolstry/mesh, seat/back. The name was ''Winco'' from fla. I called them but they stopped making it in nov-'01.

    It was very similar to some of the mesh/fabric shower chairs they had when i was in rehab.

    Have any of the Spinalnurses seen these,,,,,

    Also,,, ''KLD'', can you please exlain, ''why a belly binder may help w/ lightheadedness,,,,,,,,

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