A bath chair with a back is appropriate for persons with limited back strength or balance or who simply enjoy the comfort of back support.
A seat cutout makes it easier to access personal areas as one does not have to stand to wash. A person needs good sitting posture to use this type of chair as one has to purposefully sit upright to keep from sliding into the hole.
For New York residents: bath chairs are available at no cost for those in need from the National Amputation Foundation. A person does not have to have an amputation to qualify. Call the National Amputation Foundation for information on their current inventory at (516) 887-3600.
If purchased, cost is $45- $100.