A commode chair is ideal for someone with greatly reduced mobility. It is particularly useful for someone who has difficulty manoeuvring a frame or wheelchair to the bathroom. Designs and functions vary considerably. Commodes can offer several functions in the one aid. Price and materials used also vary widely depending on its intended function and to accommodate the user’s body weight.
Depending on whether the commode will be a temporary or permanent mobility aid will determine the final choice. For instance, a bariatric commode for long term use will need to be strongly constructed compared to a commode for post operative use.
A commode for a shower cubicle will need to be constructed from rust proof material. Some models can be converted from a bedside commode to a toilet frame and raised toilet seat.
Folding bedside commodes can be used where space is limited and can be folded without tools for convenient storage and travel.