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Bedside Commodes - Commode Chairs

More falls occur in the bathroom than almost any other room in a house so bathroom safety is essential for people of all ages, but people with mobility issues (whether from a disability, illness, or surgery) and the elderly are especially at risk of falling in the bathroom. Commode chairs (and accessories) help provide bathroom safety and fall prevention.

Who Benefits From Use of a Commode Chair?

For some people walking to the bathroom isn"t a problem, but arthritis, balance problems, or joint issues make lowering to or raising from the toilet seat a challenge. Illness, disability, aging, or surgery can leave a person too weak or unable to walk the distance from the bed to the bathroom as often as needed throughout the day. Depending on the level of body weakness (or balance issues), making trips to the bathroom may actually be dangerous with the increased risk of falls in the bathroom. Depending on the layout of the home, a person may be confined to a floor of the home which doesn"t have a bathroom (and they can"t navigate stairs).

Commode chairs can help prevent the risk of falls to and from the bathroom, or in the bathroom itself.

Types of Commode Chairs

Commode chairs are designed to be used in the bedroom, bathroom, or shower; there are different types of commode chairs to accommodate a range of needs.

Bedside commode chair: What most people know of as a "commode chair" are stand-alone commodes and may also be referred to as a "basic unit."

Drop arm commode: A drop arm commode simply means the arms of the commode chair fold down. The folding arms are one of the basic styles of a stand-alone commode chair. The Nova Drop Arm Commode is a popular commode chair among customers.

Bariatric commodes: Another type of stand-alone toilet chair are bariatric commodes, such as the Drive Deluxe Bariatric Commode, which are designed to support people who weigh over 300 pounds. Often commode chairs will combine two or more features into the same product, as is the case with the Invacare Bariatric Drop Arm Commode.

Shower commode chairs: Particularly helpful for efficient hygiene, these commodes are for use in the shower and are constructed from materials which hold up well in that environment (including plastic and rust-proof metals).

Commode chairs with wheels: These may also be referred to as "transfer chair commodes" and the wheels provide easy transport from the bedroom to the bathroom. Some wheeled commode chairs can be wheeled directly over the existing toilet in the bathroom, or can be wheeled directly into the shower to function as a shower commode.

Over the toilet commode chair: Not to be confused with elevated toilet seats, an over the toilet commode chair utilizes the same basic commode chair style fit over the existing toilet in the bathroom. Many commode chairs feature a removable bucket so the chair can be used as a bedside commode with the bucket, or as an over the toilet commode when the bucket is removed. The Medline 3 in 1 Commode can be used as a bedside commode, a raised toilet seat, and a toilet safety frame. Such commodes are ideal for someone who only needs a commode temporarily (as in the case of post-surgery) so as strength and mobility is regained, the commode changes to best fit their current needs.

Combination commode chairs: By now it is obvious many commode chairs combine different features for products with increased versatility. A commode chair may offer drop arms, wheels, and support for bariatric patients all in the same product.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Commode Chair

The first consideration is to figure out how the commode chair will be used. Will it be used next to a bed to reduce trips to and from the bathroom? Will it be used as the transportation to and from the bathroom? Is a taller toilet seat needed to make using the existing bathroom toilet easier?

Once you know the functions you"ll need the commode chair to address, you can look at the features you"ll want to have included. Additional features you"ll want to consider:

  • Type of seat (a hard plastic seat is less comfortable but easier to clean, a padded seat is more comfortable)
  • Durability (stainless steel will last longer than plastic)
  • Footrests (stationary or removable)
  • Back support
  • Adjustable height
  • Weight capacity
  • Multiple functions (i.e. combination commode chair)
  • Seat belts
  • Arm rests
  • Ankle straps

You"ll also want to consider commode chair accessories to make a caregiver"s job easier, such as a Commode Splash Guard, Carex Disposable Commode Liners, or Sani-Bag+ Commode Liner.

If you are still unsure what commode chair would be best, feel free to call 1-800-377-8033 and talk to a friendly, knowledgeable customer service counselor. There are a variety of bedside commodes, shower commodes, and over the toilet commodes to assist people suffering from numerous mobility issues with their bathroom needs while also providing bath safety and fall prevention.

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  1. Soft-Flex Splash Guard

    Soft-Flex Splash Guard

    SKU: A13028

    $59.99

    The Soft-Flex Splash Guard is a comfortable and flexible toilet seat splash guard that aids users in avoid toileting accidents. Made from a stable, latex-free rubber, the Soft-Flex toilet splash guard is soft and easy to install on to various types of toilet seats.

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  2. Medline Folding Bedside Commode

    Medline Folding Bedside Commode

    SKU: A20151

    $65.99

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  3. Medline Bariatric Drop Arm Commode

    Medline Bariatric Drop Arm Commode

    SKU: A20148

    $259.99

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  4. Medline 3 in 1 Commode

    Medline 3 in 1 Commode

    SKU: A13174

    $44.99

    The Medline 3 in 1 Commode combines versatility along with durability to provide each user the ability to live more independently. The 3 in 1 Commode can easily be used as not only a free standing bedside commode, but also as a raised toilet seat and as a toilet safety frame.

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  5. Invacare Mariner Shower Commode Transport Chair

    Invacare Mariner Shower Commode Transport Chair

    SKU: A13200

    $775.00

    The Invacare Mariner Rehab Shower Commode Chair features an all aluminum frame and stainless steel hardware, making it completely rust-resistant and ideal for use in the shower. It is lightweight, durable, and folds easily for transport or storage.

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  6. Invacare Mariner Rehab Shower Commode Chair

    Invacare Mariner Rehab Shower Commode Chair

    SKU: A13201x

    $764.99

    The Invacare Mariner Shower Commode Wheelchair is a comfortable, aluminum frame wheelchair that is completely rust resistant and ideal for use in the shower.

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  7. Invacare Drop Arm Commode 9669

    Invacare Drop Arm Commode 9669

    SKU: A13544

    $119.99

    The Invacare Drop Arm Commode 9669 is designed specifically for individuals who require assistance transferring in restricted or confined areas.Safe and comfortable, this commode features an easy to operate drop arm that lets users transfer to and from the commode at an angle. To operate, simply push the lever to release the arm or left the lever to lock it in the upright position.

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  8. INVACARE CORPORATION Bariatric Commode

    INVACARE CORPORATION Bariatric Commode

    SKU: B24103x

    Starting at: $264.99

    The frame is lightweight and consumers gain additional comfort and support from the 16" wide seat. The Invacare All-in-One Commode can be used bedside or can act as a toilet safety frame or raised toilet seat.

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  9. ProBasics Bariatric Drop Arm Commode

    ProBasics Bariatric Drop Arm Commode

    SKU: A30451

    $134.99

    The ProBasics® Bariatric Drop Arm Commode is a bathroom aid that is built with durable steel construction to provide bariatric patients with a safe and secure way to transfer.

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  10. Medline Padded Drop Arm Commode

    Medline Padded Drop Arm Commode

    SKU: A20150

    $124.99

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  11. Medline Steel Drop Arm Commode

    Medline Steel Drop Arm Commode

    SKU: A20146

    $94.99

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  12. Nova 3 in 1 Bedside Commode
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