Other showering and/or toileting equipment

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Clinical rationale

A mobile shower commode is usually recommended for hygiene tasks. However, there are circumstances where alternative equipment may be considered for a person who does sideways transfers or walks. These include:

  • living in temporary accommodation
  • travel.

The absence of shoulder pathology is essential. The increased risk of shoulder overuse injuries should be considered when prescribing this equipment.


  • Padded transfer bench for use in shower recess or over bath
  • Shower chair or stool with or without arm supports and a padded seat or cushion
  • Bath board – consider whether cushion or padding is required for pressure management
  • Padded toilet seat
  • Low profile commode cushions e.g. air or gel
  • Portable toilet seat cushions
  • Shower trolley
  • Padded over toilet aid.

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