Toilet AidsBathroom aids are useful and practical products that help older adults move around safer. They are typically medical-grade and straightforward to use.
Toilet Seat Safety RailsSafety rails are usually made with sturdy and easy-to-grip materials like anodized aluminum, which aid when sitting down and getting up on the toilet. They can also serve as armrests to make things easier and more comfortable in the restroom.
When looking for the proper safety rail, look if it has adjustable height and width so you can make the necessary changes to suit your needs. You can also look for padded armrests to provide additional comfort and support when using the toilet.
Seat ExtendersSeat extenders increase the toilet seat by up to four inches, making sitting down and standing up much easier.
Most extenders are easy to install and have dual locking knobs that fasten the seat for a secure fit to the toilet. Consider choosing a product that is lightweight yet durable.
Grab BarsIdeal for those with poor balance and medical conditions limiting their mobility, grab bars provide an excellent gripping surface to make standing up and sitting down more accessible for the elderly.
Unlike safety rails attached to the back of the toilet seat and the bathroom floor, the frames or grab bars fix to the wall to help the user balance while getting up and down. You can also use grab bars to balance when getting in and out of the shower or tub.
Portable CommodesCommodes are common toilet aids for the elderly. A commode chair, often known as a bedside commode or adult potty chair, is a non-flushing portable toilet.
A commode chair is typically a lightweight frame with armrests and a toilet seat with a bucket beneath it. After use, the bucket can be removed and cleaned.
When shopping for a portable commode, consider the weight capacity. Bariatric commodes have sturdier frames able to handle more weight. Some are also height adjustable to make sitting down and getting up easier.