What are bathroom aids?
There are many different types of bathing aids available depending on the style of bath you have and the type of assistance you require. There are bathroom grab rails, bath steps, bath seats and bath boards, bath mats and pillows, and bath lifts.
Bathroom mobility aids are designed to provide bathroom safety for anyone who relies on canes, wheelchairs, or walkers. Whether you need to use the toilet or bathe, some bathroom mobility aids include raised toilet seats with removable grab bars, bath seats with back support, security stands, and more. Each mobility aid is set up to prevent falls or other injuries and provides freedom and accessibility in your own home.
A bedside commode is a portable toilet. It has no water supply or drainage and can be easily moved around for convenience. It is a great help to people who can't walk to the bathroom because of frailty or illness. A bedside commode is better than using a bedpan or urinal.
Grab Bars and Safety Rails
Home accidents are most likely to occur in a bathroom, Installing accessibility features in your home like grab bars next to high-risk areas for instance, next to the toilet, bathtub, or shower can help prevent these tragedies from happening.
Raised Toilet Seat
A raised toilet seat is a thick toilet seat that fits on top of a toilet bowl or a seat that's independently positioned higher than the regular seat. Since it places individuals at a greater height, the seat makes it both easier and safer to sit and stand from the toilet.
Bath transfer aids allow you to move someone from a seated position in a wheelchair into the bath and then back out again easily.
When buying bathroom transfer aids, you need to be sure that the transfer aid will be able to complete the required task.
Prevent slips and falls by using nonslip bathmats on your bathroom floor, tub, or shower.
Use grab bars in your shower or tub for support as you get in and out. Also, have them by your toilet.
Install a hand-held shower hose.
Sit on a bath bench or shower chair while you bathe.
Use a long-handled sponge to wash hard-to-reach areas.
If you had surgery that limits bending, use a commode chair or elevated toilet seat to raise the height of your toilet.