How do I get my dad out of the bathtub? If you're having a difficult time getting your dad out of the tub, I recommend having him use a shower chair. This is a lightweight plastic chair that sits securely on the floor of a shower or tub. Shower chairs are standard in any medical or hospital supply store. A shower chair can be used in the tub or a shower stall. It's much easier to get in and out than the tub. You may need to steady your dad to help him get on and off the chair, but you shouldn't have to do much lifting. Your dad can shower in a chair (with the spray on his back or away from his face), or, wash off using cups of water from the tap.