Lightweight Portable Shower Chair Commode with Casters

The Drive Medical Lightweight Portable Shower Chair Commode with Casters has many features designed to make bathing a safe, comfortable, and pleasant experience. After all, the only place where bathing is supposed to be an unsafe, uncomfortable, and unpleasant experience is in jail.

Features

·         3-inch, skid-proof, rust resistant, swivel casters (2 rear locking).

·         Lightweight, anodized aluminum frame.

·         Back can be removed without tools for easy cleaning.

·         Includes removable 12 quart commode bucket and cover.

·         Easily assembles without tools.

·         Padded, open front, vinyl toilet seat.

·         Plastic armrests.

Pros

First and foremost, this is a 2-in-1 product; it is both a shower chair and a commode – and there is no law against making use of the two applications at the same time… just putting that out there. Additionally, the ultra comfort padded seat features an open front design to make personal hygiene simple and convenient. When not in use, the back and 12 quart commode bucket can be removed sans tools for easy cleaning and storage. The skid-resistant casters make transferring a person to and from the bathroom as safe and effortless as it gets. And again, one can actually go to the bathroom in it, if you catch my drift.

Cons

One of the most common complains about this item seems to be that it is not height-adjustable.

Recommendations

Commode assembly

·         Remove contents from box.

·         Place side frame on the floor with receivers facing up.

·         Install center frame into side frame by depressing the brass pin and inserting front and rear pins into side frame.

·         Center frame should be inserted first into the receiver that runs parallel to side frame.

·         Once this is locked into position, take center frame and insert into the receiver that runs perpendicular to the side frame.

·         Ensure brass pins clearly snap into position by pulling back to make sure pins are fully locked into position.

·         Place second side frame on the floor with receivers facing up.

·         Flip side frame attached to center section and install the other side of center section into side frame by depressing the brass pin and inserting both front and rear pins into side frame.

·         The same procedure should be followed by locking front of commode in first and then locking back of commode into place.

·         Check that brass pins clearly snap into position by pulling back to ensure pins are fully locked into position.

·         To install backrest, insert backrest into backrest receptacles by depressing the brass pins on both sides into commodes back frame.

·         Brass push pins will snap into place when secure.

·         Check by pulling back to insure back is secure and locked into place.

·         To install front foot bar depress brass button and insert front foot bar and install into front receiving holes.

·         Depress brass button to insert bar into receiving tube and make sure brass pins clearly snap into place.

·         Commode includes bucket and lid and splash shield.

·         Bucket is used while commode is used by bedside.

·         Splash shield is used while commode is used over toilet.

·         To install position bucket so two of the bucket tabs are on bucket rails on back side commode.

·         Gently slide bucket through rails until bucket is properly positioned on front of commode.

·         To install splash shield place commode over toilet and place splash shield so two of the splash shield tabs are on bucket rail.

Precautions

·         Read and understand the instruction manual before installing and using the commode.

·         Ask a healthcare provider if you do not understand the instructions.

·         Check all parts for damage before assembly.

·         Do not use if there is damage.

·         Make sure all screws, nuts and/or bolts are tightened.

·         All four legs must always touch the floor at the same time.

·         Users with limited physical strength should be supervised or assisted by a caregiver while using the commode.

 

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