The Wave

The new bathing system with the tub transfer answer.


See the slides below for details on the optional accessories available to customize the Wave adaptive bathing equipment for your client.

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Chest Straps

  • The simple chest strap positions the user in the Wave bath chair. It attaches with hook and loop anywhere along the full height of the back and buckles securely behind.

  • The simple chest strap provides minimal lateral positioning and is best used with clients who are able to maintain their own trunk alignment.

  • The chest strap with lateral positioning was designed with adjustable straps that give additional lateral support to help users maintain better trunk alignment.

  • Unlike the laterals on most bath chairs, Rifton’s soft fabric laterals will not get in the way during transfers.

Head blocks

  • Optional head blocks provide lateral support and positioning for the user’s head.

  • The soft plastic head blocks are on a strap that can be positioned at any height on the back rest. Aside from providing positioning support for clients with poor head control, head blocks can also give the client a feeling of security.

Leg Straps

  • The leg straps are sewn from the same soft fabric as the chair. They attach anywhere on the seat and are secured with a buckle. Each leg can be secured individually with a hook and loop closure.

  • Use the fully adjustable leg straps to position your client’s hips in abduction (or just to provide additional security).

Calf rest

  • The calf rest option provides more support for the lower legs and is especially needed when the bath chair is used on one of the stands.

  • The calf rest must be chosen at the time of the original purchase. It cannot be added later.

Tub Stand

  • The tub stand can be used with all three chair sizes and raises the chair either 5 ½” or 11 ½” allowing safer transfers and caregiver assistance during bathing. All adjustments are tool free.

  • The Rifton Wave on the tub stand. Both stand and chair have slip-resistant feet for stability in the tub. The tub stand legs also fold flat for storage. Quick-release locks allow bath chair to be attached or removed from the tub stand without using tools.

Shower Stand

  • The shower stand allows you to roll your client into the shower stall at a height that enables better cleaning – and saves your back. It can be used with any of the three chair sizes and has rugged, smooth rolling, locking 4" casters. Quick-release locks on the stand allow easy attachment and removal of chair.

  • The Wave bath chair on the shower stand.

Tub transfer base

  • The ingenious tub transfer base is ideal for the large or heavy user who needs an over-the-tub shower. It’s much more gentle on your back, too!

  • With the tub transfer base you start in the position farthest out of the tub and lower the client into the chair. Then you roll back over the tub and set the brakes.

  • As the upper portion with the bath chair is rotated 90° it moves approximately one foot back over the tub in one smooth motion.

    Note: Take care to select the direction of the pivot, clockwise or counterclockwise, at the time of purchase. (The tub transfer base pictured pivots clockwise into the tub.)

  • The tub transfer base will fit most bath tubs up to 20" high by adjusting the leg length to clear the edge of the tub.

  • With the Rifton tub transfer base you can perform healthy transfers – either manually or with a mechanical lift – without crowding your bathroom with permanently mounted equipment.

  • Rifton’s folding, storable tub transfer base makes it possible for everyone in the family to still use the tub.

    When you are finished just remove the base from the tub, fold the legs…

  • … and hang it on the Rifton wall hook provided.