A shower chair's purpose is to allow an idividual to sit while they shower. This can prevent trips, slips, and falls.
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1.) Check your environment. If you have a smaller bathroom, you might consider choosing a stool over a shower chair.
2.) Consider mobility and support needed. A stool provides the least amount of support and a shower chair provides the most support. If the individual is post-surgery or has fallen in the past, a shower chair may be the best option.
3.) Verify weight capacity. A standard shower chair has a weight capacity around 300 lbs. A bariatric shower chair has a higher weight capacity of 500 lbs.