What is the purpose of a toilet riser?
Among the prominent & most widely prevalent challenge that comes with aging is the weakening of the knee joint. The knee is the largest joint and one of the most important joints in the body. It plays an essential role in movement related to carrying the body weight. So, what is a toilet raiser?
Sitting down and rising up actions that are required for movement are severely impacted. Moreover, a Toilet riser is a simple toilet aid that helps perform this movement simply by elevating the normal seated height making the distance to be seated shorter and more importantly the effort required to rise up.
Do they make toilet risers?
Yes! Elevated Toilet Seats or Toilet Risers are Essential Elderly Care Products
What is a Toilet Riser ?
Replacing the existing commode with a taller model requires major work and is also expensive. The alternative is to fit a toiler riser to an existing toilet.
Using a toiler riser is:
- Easy to install
- Offers portability
Who needs a toilet riser?
- Persons with weak painful knee conditions
- Patients recovering from back, hip or knee surgery.
- Persons with back pain.
What Sizes are available ?
Generally 3 standard sizes are available (indicating the elevation each size allows):
What size do I choose ?
While it may seem that bigger will be better the size to choose is according to the users own height.
Short persons (Say below 5 feet) should find the 2 inch riser best suited. Average height (between 5 and 5.10 should find the 4 inch most effective. Tall Persons (over 6 feet) will find the 6 inch toilet riser better suited.
A good toilet riser should be
- Easy to install
- Easy to remove
- Convenient to clean
Should bear up to 100 kgs
Do toilet risers suit all commode types ?
Not necessarily. The are suited for the most common shape – the oval. Moreover, a few of the oval commodes that are extra wide are not suited similarly some of the more recent models that feature a rectangular shaped commode are not suitable.