Patient Transfer Boards
Transfer boards are great utilitarian items that will help you lift and move a person from one location to another. These instances include going from a chair to a tub, tub to bench and from the toilet to a chair and back, among other instances. The selection of boards below will give you enough information to guide you in the right direction when choosing the right bench for you.
Transfer Board Material: Transfer boards are made with many different materials in order to complete certain tasks. Simple transfer boards can be made with wood and are able to complete simple tasks that don't involve the board getting wet. These simply designed boards often have two "handle-type" holes to grab onto for added support. Lighter transfer boards are often made with plastic in order to achieve multiple uses. This material can often hold heavier weights and are both wider and longer to fit more than one purpose.
Transfer vs. Other Usage: Many transfer boards will slide a person from one place to another. However, other boards have been created in order to keep a person still or provide extra support when moving from one location to the next. A patient-moving transfer board allows multiple people to lift a single person from a lie down position, keeping their patient as still as possible. Other transfer boards will do most of the work for you as it glides a person from one location to the next.
The above choices, along with these quick descriptions, will allow you to make the right choice when it comes to your transfer bench needs.