A simple and effective home modification in bathroom safety is to install a raised toilet seat. There are two distinct types, one that fits directly onto your existing toilet seat to raise it and the alternative replaces your toilet seat and fits directly onto the toilet bowl.
Sitting down and standing can become difficult for many reasons. Certain conditions make it painful on joints to negotiate a standard toilet seat. Elevating the toilet seat height puts less stress on joints and enables the user to achieve improved independence.
When choosing a raised toilet seat there are many styles and design features on offer. It is important to consider how much height the user will need. Many of our elevated toilet seats can add between 2 and 6 inches in additional height. The ideal height is achieved where the users hips are level with their knees. A height lower or higher than this may create additional stress on all the joints.
Some models of elevated toilet seats offer incorporated arm supports. Alternatively, there are separate toilet seat frames available offer. It is important to consider how the seat will be attached to the toilet bowl. A permanently fixed elevated toilet seat may be preferred, providing maximum stability. Many designs automatically come complete with fixings and tool free assembly.
Like other mobility aids, most regular raised toilet seats are made for people up to 150 kgs. A bariatric raised toilet seat is able to support more weight. Regardless of which product you buy, it must match your toilet bowl. The shape of the toilet bowl will dictate the design of the chosen elevated toilet seat.