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Homemade Shower Seat

Because I have several disabilities, I have a hard time feeling safe in a shower. The shower seats are hard to find in thrift shops, as people tend to hang onto them. Buying one new isn't possible, either. So, I took a 5 gallon bucket, inflated my donut seat, and Voila! I can sit in comfort and safety, and I don't have to worry about getting anything dry afterwords except me. I can keep it in there in the back. If water gets inside, I simply tip and and it's down the drain.

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By Sandi/Poor But Proud from Coos Bay OR

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

This seems like a good solution, but I am appalled that in a place like Oregon that you can't get a proper seat. Here in Canada, in Saskatchewan, these seats are provided for those who need them. One just needs to get a note from the doctor or physiotherapist, and then go pick on up at the agency. Are you sure that you don't have similar services?

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August 19, 20100 found this helpful

Two suggestions, one, go to your computer and look up your local freecycle.org, post a request for a shower chair, people whose relatives have passed away often have these and do not know what to do with them. Two: contact your local red cross organization, in Canada, you can get equipment like this if you have a disability and a note from your doctor.

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Actually, I guess it is three suggestions, contact me at my email address, I have a bath board that someone made for me, I can give you instructions and it works like a dream, you don't have to worry about it slipping or drainage.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

What a good idea, especially because people often only need them for a short time, such as after knee replacement. I used a lawn chair in the shower, but it was so big. Thanks for the idea.

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August 20, 20100 found this helpful

How about using a small plastic patio chair with the doughnut. It should fit perfectily in the shower and has sides for support and slots to let the water get out.

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August 23, 20100 found this helpful

Good ideas everyone! I was between agencies, and could not afford a doctor for a prescription. Also, it was a tiny shower in a mobile home. Thanks for all the great suggestions, just like my family at Thrifty Fun!

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