The TubBuddy Tilt is an ergonomic bathing transfer system which carries one special feature the original TubBuddy does not. The unit allows for safe and easy transfer over and out of the bath tub incorporating a tilt option. The tilt option allows the caregiver to relieve pressure for the patient while simultaneously making it easier to bathe the patient. The tilt option alleviates caregiver strain by allowing the patient to slide over the bath tub without having to lift their legs.
Bath time can be a struggle and a danger for wheelchair-bound individuals and their caregivers, particularly when using a bathtub as opposed to a shower stall. Transferring the patient in and out of the tub, attempting to move an individual who lacks upper body control, and repositioning the patient to wash all body parts put both parties at risk. Even bath chairs equipped with slider transfer systems require lifting the patient’s legs over the tub, presenting additional hazards.
The TubBuddy, a new bath chair transfer system, solves these problems with a patent-pending, industry-first hydraulic tilting mechanism that enables the chair to lean back and lock at a 10, 20 or 30-degree incline with the press of a lever. This unique tilting capability reduces the risk of having the patient fall out of the chair during either the transfer or bathing process, and it allows the patient’s legs to easily clear the side of the tub without the strain and potential mishaps associated with physically lifting them. The ability to recline the chair also provides trunk and head support, relieves pressure points, offers easier access to the buttocks and other intimate areas, and makes bath time a more comfortable experience overall.
The TubBuddy also features a built-in commode for bedside use; a roll-over commode capability for standard toileting; a tub base unit with a bearingless track that requires no oiling or maintenance; and the first transfer bridge that can be resized to accommodate odd-sized bathtubs or unusual bathroom layouts. The bridge is removable, allowing patients with sufficient mobility to bathe independently behind a shower door or curtain.
In addition, the TubBuddy is the first system of its kind made of 95% high grade aluminum and 5% stainless steel for greater strength, better rust resistance and longer life. In fact the TubBuddy will not rust, corrode, bend, or break.
It can handle patients up to 440 pounds, includes locking casters as well as flip-up armrests and adjustable footrests, and is latex- and silicone-free. Products Specifications:
Rolling Base: 20"W x 35"D.
Rolling Base with Footrest: 20"W x 46"D.
Back Width: 18".
Back Height: 19".
Floor to Seat Height: 26".
Floor to Neck Rest Height: 50".
Max Toilet Clearance: 17".
Bridge Length (standard): 16".
Inside Arm to Arm Width: 18".
Outside Arm to Arm Width: 21".
Seat Dimensions: 18"W x 17"D.
Tub Base (at top): 19"W x 21"H.
Tub Base (at bottom): 16"W x 21"H.
Seat Hole: 7"W x 14"L.
Weight Capacity: 440 lbs.
With one of the largest catalogs of medical, surgical and diagnostic supplies available online, Medex Supply can accommodate your facility's needs for Personal Care. Shower Transport Chairs can be found in our extensive online collection of products from globally recognized and trusted brands, including Showerbuddy. An excellent option to consider is the Ergonomic Bathing Transfer System with Tilt.