Bathroom Aids

  • Carex Bath Bench Apex-Carex Healthcare FGB671C0 0000

    Carex

    Carex Plastic Bath Bench, 21 Inch Seat Width

    Sit comfortably in the shower or bathtub with the Carex Universal Bath Seat with Back. The legs feature rubber feet for non-slip balance. They also each have a threaded Exact Level mechanism, allowing users to select their preferred height with precision...

    $61.60
  • drive Bath Bench Drive Medical 12445KD-1

    Drive

    drive Aluminum Bath Bench, 16 Inch Seat Width

    Shower chair with back has removable padded armrests and is made with recycled materials.300-lb weight capacity Aluminum frame is lightweight, durable and corrosion proof Blow molded bench provides comfort and strength Drainage holes in bench reduce...

    $76.99
  • GMAX Emesis Basin GMAX Industries GP85008

    GMAX

    GMAX Gray Emesis Basin, 500 cc

    Emesis basins are essential for bedside care when there's even the slightest risk the person being cared for may vomit or otherwise need something in which to expel fluids.Emesis basins are rounded so they get as close to patient's mouth as possible and...

    $1.99
  • McKesson Emesis Basin McKesson Brand 56-80367

    McKesson

    McKesson Graphite Emesis Basin, 20 oz.

    Package Count: 250. An essential for bedside care when there's even the slightest risk person being cared for may vomit or otherwise need something to expel fluids into.Holds up to 20 ounces Plastic Graduated in ounces and cubic centimeters Ideal for...

    $69.99
  • drive Bathtub Grab Bar Drive Medical RTL12036-ADJ

    Drive

    drive Bathtub Grab Bar, White

    Entering and exiting a tub is easier and safer with the support of the Drive Clamp-on Tub Rail. With durable steel construction, the rail supports up to 300 pounds, and features a white, powder-coat finish to protect against moisture exposure. The...

    $43.18
  • Sani-Bag Commode Liner Phillips Environmental dba Cleanwaste H645S10P

    Sani-Bag

    Sani-Bag Commode Liner

    Sani-Bag+ commode/bedpan liners contain a non-toxic waste treatment powder that turns liquids to solid – preventing contamination through backsplash and controlling odors and allowing for multiple and overnight usage.Wedge cushions significantly reduce...

    Starting at $21.99
  • Kendall Solution Basin Cardinal -61000

    Covidien

    Kendall Blue Solution Basin, 16 oz. Sterile

    Medical-grade polypropylene solution bowls are ideal for operating/emergency rooms and general use.Medical-grade polypropylene solution bowls are ideal for operating/emergency rooms and general use A safe, sensible alternative to stainless...

    Starting at $1.99
  • McKesson Emesis Basin McKesson Brand 56-80327

    McKesson

    McKesson Emesis Basin for Oral Hygiene and Ear Irrigation - Plastic

    McKesson emesis basin is 500 cc and graphite and plastic and graduated in ounces and cubic centimeters. Ideal for oral hygiene and ear irrigation.500 cc Graphite Plastic Graduated in ounces and cubic centimeters Ideal for oral hygiene and ear irrigation...

    Starting at $1.99
  • McKesson Diverter Valve McKesson Brand 146-RTL12046

    McKesson

    McKesson 3 Way Shower Diverter Valve - Arm, Head, and Hose

    The McKesson Diverter Valve is designed to deliver a 3-way connection between shower arm, showerhead, and handheld shower hose. Easy to install and works with most handheld shower sprays.Allows user to divert water flow from the regular shower head to...

    $28.99
  • McKesson Raised Toilet Seat McKesson Brand 146-RTL12064

    McKesson

    McKesson Raised Toilet Seat with Locking Knobs - 400 lbs Capacity

    Increase the height of your current seat by 4 inches with the McKesson Raised Toilet Seat. It is handy for individuals who need help sitting down or standing up. It incorporates a tool-free assembly using dual-locking knobs that fasten the seat to the...

    $37.99

Bathroom Aids

For people with mobility issues, the bathroom can be a dangerous place. According to the National Institute on Aging, 80% of falls occur in bathrooms, and falls are a leading cause of emergency room visits among seniors.

Making the bathroom as safe as possible can go a long way towards reducing the likelihood of accidents in the home, and there are many types of bathroom aids and safety equipment that can assist.

Grab Rails and Bars

Grab rails and grab bars are one of the most common accommodations for people with poor mobility. These are the metal bars that you find in the accessible stalls of public bathrooms. They are permanent and must be bolted to the bathroom walls.

Grab bars and rails can be installed next to the toilet, the tub, and even in the shower. They are capable of holding a person’s full weight. However, towel racks are not a substitute for grab bars and can cause accidents.

Suction grab bars may be a versatile alternative for those who need extra stability but do not require a grab bar to support their full weight. Suction grab bars, as the name implies, are secured to surfaces with suction cups. This allows them to adhere to virtually any smooth surface. In addition, suction grab bars do not require tools for installation and can be installed, moved, and removed as needed.

Toilet Seat Extenders

If getting on and off the toilet is difficult but you don’t want to or cannot install safety bars, a toilet seat extender may be an option. Toilet seat extenders, also called raised toilet seats, sit atop the regular toilet seat and add several inches to the height of the toilet. Some are equipped with arms, which add stability and can assist with rising after using the toilet. Toilet seat extenders are an inexpensive alternative to installing a handicapped toilet.

Toilet Frames

Safety frames are another alternative to grab bars and rails for assistance in sitting and standing while using the toilet. Safety frames are made of metal tubing, usually aluminum, with non-slip handgrips and surround the toilet to act as stand-alone grab bars.

Toilet safety frames come in a variety of styles and may be free-standing frames or may attach to the toilet for stability instead.

Commode Chairs

Commode chairs may also be an option, especially for people who have difficulty making it to the bathroom in time. Commode chairs, like toilet frames, consisting of a metal tubing frame with non-slip grips on the side rails. However, rather than sitting above the existing toilet, they hold a basin or bucket with an attached toilet seat and lid similar to a child’s potty chair. Commode chairs are lightweight and can be easily moved. Some models fold up for even easier transport.

While bathroom safety is essential, other bathroom medical aids such as self-wiping aids (which extend the user’s reach and make it easier to wipe) and urine splash guards can make using the bathroom a more positive experience. For all your bathroom aid needs, visit SimplyMedical today.