this image shows a portable raised toilet seat

Raised Toilet Seats.

 

this shows a raised toilet seat frame

Raised toilet seats

Raised toilet seats are really useful for elderly people as they make it easier to get on and off. Raised toilet seats also provide an increased degree of stability having a wider seat and arms which reduce the risk of slipping off. It might be worth having a word with your local Social Services department as these are often supplied free of charge. Otherwise, they are sold in most disability shops and online (link to Amazon)

It is worth noting that the raised seats with integrated frames whilst offering an increased level of safety take up more space and require a degree of care. Having metal frames and usually located in bathrooms with a high degree of moisture they are prone to rust. Whilst not making the seat unsafe, after time this can look unsightly.

Raised toilet seats are available in various styles depending on the space available and personal preference. Some simply fit onto the rim of the toilet bowl and are easily removed and portable if need be. They are also easier to clean as they don’t have a metal frame.

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Raised toilet seats also have the advantage of being surprisingly comfortable and warmer than a standard one.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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