step stools for elderly

Step stools for the elderly can become a necessity as we or someone we know advances in age. One of the things that we start to need are tools to help us climb into bed, the bath or any other area that requires stepping up into something. Here at, we understand the need for step stools that provide safety, sturdiness and security. Below, we feature six steps stools that work very well for the elderly.

Step Stools for the Elderly

You can click on each photo and the links in the descriptions for current prices and to purchase each step stool for seniors. These stepping stools will range between $16 and $55 depending on the model.

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1. Drive Medical Step Stool with Handrail and Non-Skid Rubber Platform
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This step stool can hold up to 300 lbs and comes fully assembled. Featuring a non-skid rubber platform and reinforced rubber feet, this stool provides a secure footing. Dimensions are 11 in. deep by 14 in. wide, and the handle is 34 inches tall. The stool itself is 9.5. in. tall. Click here to purchase and for current prices.

2. Duro-Med Step Stool with Handle

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This stepping stool has a rubber handle, measures 10 in by 14 in by 9.5 in, and is easy to assemble. The weight capacity is 250 lbs, and the handrail is 34 in tall. It also has a non-slip matting and rubber footing. Duro-Med Step Stool with Handle and for current prices.

3. Bath Step Stool from Jobal International

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This stool is made to support up to 500 lbs and is built primarily to enter or exit a bath tub. It has a steel construction and one of the larger surface areas of the stools on this list. Dimensions are 21 1/4 in. long by 9 3/4 in. wide and 34 3/4 in tall with the handrail. The height from floor to stool is 4.5 inches. Click here to purchase and for current prices.

4. Weather Resistant Outdoor Step

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At 19 1/4 in. wide, 15 1/2 in deep, and 3 1/2 in. tall, this outdoor step is ideal for entryways and other areas in contact with the outside. It also can be used indoors and has a weight capacity of 440 lbs. It has a slip-resistant rubber mat. Click here to buy and for current prices.

5. Drive Medical Heavy Duty Step Stool

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This heavy duty step stool made our list not only because of its steel construction and 500 lbs capacity, but also because it comes fully assembled. It also has extra support because of the two bars crisscrossing under the platform. Click here to purchase for current prices.

6. Folding Step:

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At just 4 inches tall, this convenient step stool for the elderly is lightweight and portable. It has a non-slip large platform, and it is easy to fold. It holds weights up to 300 lbs as well. Click here to buy and for current prices.


Choosing the right stool for the elderly comes down to several factors. “Where will the stool be used?” “What weight limit should it have?” “Does it need to be outside?, etc.” Hopefully this list has helped to answer some of these questions. If you would like to see more options for stools, please visit this page.

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