Toilet Safety

Many bathroom falls happen when older adults are sitting down on or standing up from the toilet. Loss of balance, decreasing mobility, and lower extremity weakness make this simple act a dangerous task.

These guides address all areas of toilet safety including guides to establishing the proper toilet height for seniors and the elderly. You will also find product recommendations for important toilet safety products like raised toilet seat, toilet safety rails, tall toilets, bedside commodes, and even bidets and padded toilet seats.

How Far Grab Bar From Toilet

How Far Should a Grab Bar Be From the Toilet?

For safe use when toileting, the ADA says grab bars should be located 12 inches from the center of the toilet and at least 24 inches from the opposite side, putting them within easy reach.

Make Elderly Toilet Higher

How Can I Make My Elderly Toilet Higher?

Options for making your elderly toilet higher include installing a new taller toilet, a raised toilet seat, and toilet risers. Fortunately, there is an option for every budget too.

Wipe Someone on Bedside Commode

How Do You Wipe Someone on a Bedside Commode?

It is important to ensure that your elderly loved ones are adequately taken care of at all times. So keep reading for helpful tips on how to wipe someone on a bedside commode correctly.

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Top 5 Bedpans for Bedridden Patients

Bedpans are a necessary evil for seniors who spend most of their time in bed. You want to choose a high quality item that will minimize the chance of a mess and is easy to empty and clean. Here are my top picks.