Benefits of Bath Boards for Post-Operative and Elderly Care:

Bath boards, also known as bathtub transfer benches or bath seats, offer numerous advantages for individuals who may have limited mobility or balance issues due to surgery or aging:

Improved Safety:
Bath boards provide a stable and secure surface for individuals to sit on while entering or exiting the bathtub, reducing the risk of slipping, falling, or losing balance—crucial for post-operative and elderly care.

Enhanced Independence:
Bath boards empower individuals to maintain their independence in bathing, reducing the need for constant assistance from caregivers, which can boost confidence and self-esteem.

Comfortable Bathing:
Designed with contoured seats or surfaces, bath boards offer a comfortable bathing experience, allowing users to sit down, relax, and enjoy their bath or shower.

Reduced Physical Strain:
Bath boards minimize the physical effort required to get in and out of the bathtub, thus reducing strain on muscles and joints, which is particularly beneficial for elderly individuals.

Extended Bathing Options:
Bath boards enable individuals who might otherwise avoid bathing due to mobility issues to enjoy baths again, leading to better hygiene and overall well-being.

Many bath boards are adjustable in height and width, making them suitable for various bathtubs and users, ensuring a better fit and greater comfort.

Easy Installation:
Bath boards are typically easy to install and do not require extensive bathroom renovations.

  • Anti-slip friction feet adjust to fit the width of the bathtub, providing sufficient friction to stabilise the bath board and keep it in place. Rubber will not damage the bathtub surface
  • Anti-slip rubber pads improve safety and protect the bath surface
  • No tools are required. All plastic hardware provided


  • Anti-slip friction feet adjust to fit the width of the bathtub, providing sufficient friction to stabilise the bath board and keep it in place. Rubber will not damage the bathtub surface
  • Anti-slip rubber pads improve safety and protect the bath surface

Hygiene Maintenance:
Bath boards make it easier for individuals to access and clean hard-to-reach areas of their body, promoting better hygiene, which is crucial for post-operative recovery.

Dignity and Privacy:
Bath boards allow users to maintain their dignity and privacy while bathing, as they can bathe independently or with minimal assistance, fostering a sense of self-sufficiency.

Cost-Effective Solution:
Bath boards are generally more affordable than extensive bathroom renovations or specialized accessible equipment like walk-in tubs, making them a cost-effective option for improving bathroom accessibility.

Easy to Clean
Wipe with a cloth to keep the bath board clean. Holes in the seat allow water to drain quickly so sitting water will not collect

Removable plastic handle for added transfer support

Easily removed for storage and travel

Guidelines for Safe Transferring onto and off of a Bath Board:

For post-operative or elderly individuals, ensuring safe transfers onto and off of the bath board is paramount:

Transferring onto the Bath Board:

Prepare the Environment: Ensure a well-lit and hazard-free bathroom. Secure the bath board on the bathtub's edge.

Check Stability: Verify that the bath board is stable and properly secured to prevent wobbling or slipping during the transfer.

Assistive Devices: Have mobility aids (e.g., walker or cane) within reach for support during the transfer.

Sit Down Slowly: Approach the bath board from the side of the tub. Slowly lower yourself onto the bath board, holding onto grab bars or the tub's sides for support.

Maintain Balance: Keep your feet firmly on the floor or bath mat and hold onto grab bars if available for balance.

Slide Gently: Once seated on the bath board, slide your bottom toward the tub's center to ensure proper positioning for bathing.

Transferring off the Bath Board:

Complete Bathing: After bathing, slide back to the edge of the bath board to finish rinsing or washing.

Sit Up Straight: Sit up straight on the bath board, keeping your feet flat on the floor or bath mat before attempting to stand.

Use Arm Strength: Hold onto grab bars or the tub's sides and use your arms and leg strength to push yourself up.

One Leg at a Time: If possible, lift one leg and pivot it over the side of the tub to place it firmly on the bathroom floor.

Take it Slow: Ensure a slow and controlled transfer to reduce the risk of falls.

Stable Stance: Stand steadily and ensure balance before moving away from the bath area.

Additional Safety Tips:

  • Use non-slip bath mats or adhesive strips inside the bathtub
  • Keep a towel or bathrobe within reach for privacy and warmth
  • Consider a handheld showerhead for easier and safer bathing
  • If needed, have a caregiver or family member nearby to assist with the transfer

Regularly practicing these transfer techniques, along with the use of a bath board, can help promote safety and independence for individuals in post-operative or elderly care, allowing them to maintain their bathing routines with confidence.



  • Adjustable width clamps: 45cm - 71cm
  • Maximum user weight capacity: 110kg
SKU 10-0302
Shipping Weight 1.6000kg
Shipping Width 320.000m
Shipping Height 90.000m
Shipping Length 420.000m