A versatile, highly adaptable mobile shower and commode chair, the Rifton Blue Wave toileting system was designed to give children and adults with physical disabilities from 30"-72" tall the opportunity for more stress-free and dignified hygiene care. Roll over the buttons below to learn more about each feature this system offers. You can also view optional accessories available with the system and consult a sizes & dimensions chart to find the system that best matches your client's needs.
The Rifton Blue Wave medical toilet chair in its most basic form includes armrests and a hip strap, and mounts on the toilet. Based on your client's needs, accessories can be added to provide additional features such as those listed to the left. Because the system is so adaptable, accessories and features can later be removed should your client's skills and strength improve.
Transfers to and from the Blue Wave medical toilet or commode chair are facilitated by the easy removal of one or both chair armrests. Armrests can then be repositioned once the client is seated.
Seat height adjustments apply only if the mobile frame is being used: The shower commode chair seat clicks into any of the horizontal slots on the mobile frame with one simple adjustment. See the sizes & dimensions chart for exact height range measurements.
Two seat depth settings help position your client for best function. Seat depth is determined by the backrest position - if it is snapped into place in the front seat depth setting, the commode chair seat will be shallower; if snapped into the back setting, the seat will be deeper. For exact seat depth ranges see the sizes & dimensions chart.
The backrest tilt angle can be of crucial importance: a forward leaning position can facilitate toileting performance. For showering, a backward leaning position may be needed. Whether the Blue Wave system is being used as a mobile shower or commode chair, or on the toilet, the backrest tilt can be adjusted.
Pulling the backrest adjustment triggers, as shown, quickly adjusts the backrest either 5° or 15° backwards, or 5° forwards (from the vertical). It is important to note that the seat itself is designed to slope 5° backwards. The backrest-to-seat angles that can be created are therefore: 80°, 90°, and 100°.
Choose the backrest fabric covering that will best meet your client's or your facility's needs:
Soft fabric, comparable in strength and texture to a football jersey, is polyester knit. It was designed for clients who need greater comfort, especially for those with extreme scoliosis (curvature of the spine), for young children and for clients with fragile skin. This softer covering comes with extra padding on the backrest frame.
Standard fabric, the more durable option, is a vinyl-covered polyester mesh webbing that provides a taut, firm surface which dries quickly after use. The chest strap on this cover is made of the same webbing material.
The mounting bar is required for use of the Blue Wave toilet seat on a toilet. Roll over the "On the toilet" button for further details of how to attach the mounting bar to a toilet. Once a toilet has a mounting bar, the adaptive seat can be quickly and easily installed - and also removed. To use the same adaptive seat on multiple toilets (like the one at Grandma's house) order additional mounting bars and install one on each.
The rolling frame can be purchased to turn the basic Blue Wave adaptive toilet seat into a mobile shower chair commode. The frame has lockable, corrosion-free casters. It can be rolled into a shower or positioned above a toilet, then locked into place.
The Rifton Blue Wave adaptive toilet seat fits on toilets up to 17" wide. A white metal mounting bar, which must be chosen when ordering this configuration, can be used on toilets 14½" or narrower at the seat bolts. The mounting bar holes are designed for bolts up to ½" in diameter, spaced anywhere from 5½ " to 7¼" apart. The adaptive seat can be removed from the toilet, folded and hung on the wall when not in use.
The Rifton Blue Wave mobile commode chair can be positioned for use over the toilet. A rolling frame is necessary for this use and backrest and footboard are recommended for trunk and lower body positioning and stabilization. The footboard is height-adjustable, allowing even small children to be positioned over the toilet. Once the commode is correctly positioned above the toilet, the casters should be locked in place to secure the chair.
The Rifton Blue Wave toileting system can be used as a freestanding commode when both the rolling frame and the pan are ordered. The pan slips conveniently into place from both the front and back of the frame, making cleanup quick and simple. It is 5¾" deep with a handle and pour spout. The 20½" wide rolling commode frame can easily go through narrow doorways. Backrest and footboard are recommended for this configuration. An anterior support may also help in positioning the client for toileting success.
The Rifton Blue Wave toileting system doubles as a mobile shower chair if the rolling frame is ordered. A client can be rolled into an accessible shower and the tough, plastic, corrosion-free casters locked. All components of the Blue Wave system have been designed to withstand frequent exposure to soap and water. A backrest and footboard should be considered as extra positioning supports for showering. Additionally, a set of head blocks may give the client extra trunk stabilization and a sense of security and comfort.
A chest strap for extra trunk support and lateral positioning during toileting and showering is included with every Blue Wave toileting system backrest. Two chest straps are included with the high backrest for the Large (E808) system.
A hip strap is included with every Rifton Blue Wave adaptive toilet seat. It helps to position the client safely and securely at the back of the seat.
A soft, flexible seat insert with deflector is included with every Small (E806) Rifton Blue Wave toilet seat. It is easily removed for cleaning - and can also be removed permanently to accomodate a client's growth.