Statistics show that around 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have a minimum of one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.
Managing toileting activities is a very personal daily living task. Where possible, everyone would choose to maintain independence, privacy and dignity. There are many elements to consider, but the most important for those with mobility issues is safety.
Particularly, when it comes to transferring on and off the toilet and tending to oneself. High toilet seats can be a great help.
It’s a great mobility addition to your bathroom, as you’ll be able to take care of your personal hygiene independently.
It shouldn’t be a luxury, to feel confident to take care of your needs. Gone are the days, where you dread making your way to your bathroom because of achy knees because of an injury or arthritis.
You may choose to opt for a high toilet seat with or without grab rails. However, we would recommend high toilet seats with additional support if you still feel you may need some extra help with your mobility.
The added height will put less stress on your knees and help you stand easier. This will also help with your confidence when using the bathroom.
They increase safety as you are provided a durable base for sitting, making rising easier, helping you avoid slips and falls. If you position additional grab rails close to the toilet, it will help you move around the bathroom with an added safety and less risk.
Raised toilets relieve your joints from any added pressure. Those who suffer from arthritis tend to find it very difficult to bend joints. It isn’t an easy task, and it can be very painful as sufferers can experience severe discomfort. The high toilet seat will also reduce the squatting position we have usually do when we use the toilet.
Easy to Fit
You can get high toilet seats that are simple to install, and it do not require much work. Typically, raised toilet seats have adjustable fixing brackets which secures the seat in place for ultimate stability. These brackets are normally on the sides, and back.
Not only is it easy to fit, but it’s also easy to clean too! Give it a quick wipe down with a toilet disinfectant or an antibacterial wipe, and you’re good to go.
Alternatively you can have a higher toilet pan fitted as part of any bathroom installed by Mobility Plus, speak to one of our team for details.
What should you consider?
There are a few different variations of these types of toilet seats, some seats have padding or durable plastic. When selecting your raised toilet seat, you may want to keep the following things in mind:
- Toilet lid or no toilet lid
A high toilet seat or toilet can make a huge difference in your ability to use the bathroom independently. Additionally, as this allows you to be more independent, it may take a little pressure off from your carer. Most high toilet seats are easy to install and use too.
If you suffer from pain or limited mobility, these devices are an affordable way to get rid of bathroom embarrassment.
The benefits of a high toilet can really make a difference to your routine. It’s an important feature to have, that will help reduce toileting worries or concerns. Give yourself peace of mind. Feel free to request one of our free brochures, if you are looking to get your sanitaryware replaced when replacing your bath or shower.