About Universal Changing Tables
Why are adult size changing tables so important? What features do they offer? Changing Spaces Advocate Christina Abernethy demonstrates the features of a height-adjustable adult size changing table.
Features To Look For When Purchasing
A Universal Changing Table
Changing Spaces Advocates do not specifically recommend any one changing table. However we do recommend choosing one that meets the safety requirements outlined by the International Code Council in the International Building Code section A117.1, "Adult Changing Stations."
At Least 70 inches long
At Least 30 inches wide
A side rail that can fold up and down, and locks in place when folded up
Is a Fixed-Height Table OK?
A fixed-height table will not be accessible to everyone. If the table is mounted too high, then anyone who must be lifted onto the table will not be able to access it, since they may be too heavy for their caregiver to lift up. If the table is too low, it will be easier for transfers, but caregivers will be much more likely too become injured by bending over to care for their loved-one.
What Is Available On The Market?
We have listed some here to be a resource to you. New products are always coming on the market. Please do your own research and compare products before you decide which is best for your space.
All of the tables listed here are powered, height-adjustable tables as this is the safest and most accessible to everyone, no matter their size or level of mobility.