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Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Walkers: BathingCaminadores: A la hora del ba±o

Walkers: Bathing

Note: Try to make sure surfaces are dry before you walk on them. Non-skid mats can help prevent falls.

Special shower chairs and tub benches are available for use while bathing. These chairs help you bathe safely. Ask your health care provider where you can get one.

Getting Into a Shower Stall

Image of man with walker

Image of man with walker

1.

Back up over the lip of the shower stall with your good leg until you feel the shower chair behind you. Reach back for the shower chair first with one hand, then the other, as you begin to sit down.

2.

Lower yourself onto the chair. Lift each foot and turn to face the faucet.

Getting Into a Tub

Image of man with walker

Image of man with walker

1.

Back up until you feel the tub bench behind you. Reach back for the bench first with one hand, then the other, as you begin to sit down.

2.

Lower yourself onto the bench and turn to face the faucet. Use your hands to help lift each leg over the side of the tub. A hand-held shower nozzle can make bathing on a bench easier.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2004-10-26T00:00:00-06:00