SP Ableware/Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench Makes the Bathroom a Safer Place

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According to a 2011 study by the Center for Disease Control, hundreds of thousands of falls occur in the bathroom each year, with seniors suffering the most serious injuries. The new Adjustable Transfer Bench from SP Ableware/Maddak simplifies the process of getting into and out of the bathtub by allowing a person to transfer from the outside of the tub to the inside while in a seated position.

Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench

Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench

the Adjustable Transfer Bench is ideal for anyone who has a lower extremity injury or a disability that prevents weight bearing on the legs.

According to a 2011 study by the Center for Disease Control, hundreds of thousands of falls occur in the bathroom each year, with seniors suffering the most serious injuries. One reason for these falls is difficulty stepping over the wall of a bathtub. A new solution to overcoming this is the Maddak Adjustable Transfer Bench from SP Ableware which simplifies the process of getting into and out of the bathtub by eliminating the need for a person to step over the side of the tub.

Kathleen Hanek, Product Manager, for SP Ableware, U.S. manufacturer of Maddak Aids for Daily Living, explains, “The Adjustable Transfer Bench is extremely helpful to people who have difficulty stepping over the wall of a bathtub. It has a long seating surface and is positioned with two legs in the tub and two legs outside. This allows you to sit down on the portion of the seat that is outside and safely slide across the bench into the inside of the tub.” In addition to the senior population Hanek further states, “The Adjustable Transfer Bench is ideal for anyone who has a lower extremity injury or a disability that prevents weight bearing on the legs.”

The Adjustable Transfer Bench is height adjustable from 16 – 23” (40.6 – 58.4 cm) and according to Hanek, “features the Maddak exclusive quick-change leg design that makes adjusting the leg height simple. Each leg can be easily adjusted in ¼” (0.64 cm) increments and they have non-slip rubber tips that hold the bench securely in place.” The legs, back and arm are removable for easy transport and storage. Other amenities include a built-in soap tray, a shower spray holder and a slit for the shower curtain. Made of durable polypropylene, the Adjustable Transfer Bench has a weight capacity of 400 lbs. (181.8 kg). Suggested retail price for the bench is $99.95. Additional product information can be found on the SP Ableware website. For a list of local dealers write, call or email: SP Ableware, 661 Route 23 South, Wayne, NJ 07470, Tel: 973-628-7600, Email: custservice(at)maddak(dot)com or visit the SP Ableware web site – http://www.maddak.com.

About SP Ableware/Maddak

SP Ableware/Maddak manufactures products that simplify the tasks of daily living – eating, drinking, dressing, grooming, bathing, toileting, etc. – for seniors, people with disabilities and people undergoing rehabilitation. The company mission is to provide quality products that enable people to maximize their independence and remain active despite any limitations they may face. Marketed under the Maddak brand name, the product line includes over 500 products sold through medical and hospital supply centers, pharmacies, homecare centers and internet outlets. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, SP Ableware is the largest U.S. manufacturer of assistive devices, clinical modalities, home healthcare and rehabilitation products. For more information visit http://www.maddak.com.
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