Shopping for Bedside Commodes: Factors to Consider

Elderly people or a person with a disability find difficult to do their daily routine activities. They need assistance that would help them carry out these chores. However, buying high-quality bathroom accessories like bedside commodes, bath chairs, shower stool, commode liners and other bathroom aids can help them enhance their mobility and safeguard them from accidents. Safety, comfort, and enhancing mobility are three essential purposes a bathroom accessory should serve when you are considering buying such aids from a renowned and experienced supplier.

Whether you are looking for a bath chair or a bedside commode for your elderly parent, you should consult an experienced bath accessories supplier. Based on your specific needs, the supplier will help you get quality products fulfilling your requirements offering maximum value and satisfaction. Shopping for a high-quality bedside commode can be a breeze only if you know well about different types and models of commodes and crucial factors to consider before the purchase.

Here is some information to consider if you are considering a bedside commode provided by David Gampher, the president of ACG Medical.

1. Bedside Commodes

Bedside commodes are available with different dimensions, options and weight capacities. A standard size bedside commode gives you 18’’ between the arms and will hold from 250 pounds to 300 lbs. Bedside commodes come in various designs, models and colors made from different materials, such as aluminum, steel, plastic and PVC. The five types of bedside commodes suited for people with various mobility issues are fixed arm commode, drop-arm commode, bariatric, bench style, and three-in-ones.

2. Traditional Fixed Arm Commode

The fixed arm commode is suitable for bedside use for self-sufficient users who do not need any assistance.

3. Drop Down Commode

Some bedside commodes have arms that drop down out of the way. This makes it easier to transfer a person from a wheelchair or the bed to the commode. This is known as a drop arm commode.

4. 3-in-1 Bedside Commode

Bedside commodes known as 3-1 commodes are free-standing frames that include a removable bucket that helps a person perform toileting activities by the bed. Bucket liners are especially helpful for this. A bedside commode or 3-1 frame can also be adjusted up to provide an elevated seat over the toilet. The arms of the frame act as safety rails to help the person get up and down off the commode frame. The bedside commode should come with a splash guard to be used when the 3-1 frame is being used over the existing commode. The splash guard acts as a shield to keep waste from going outside the toilet.

5. Bariatric Bedside Commode

Bedside commodes are also available in “extra-wide” models or suited for heavy-duty or both. The standard bedside commodes can handle the weight capacity of up to 300 pounds, while the bariatric bedside commodes can handle the weight of up to 1000 pounds.

When shopping for a bedside commode we need to think about the person’s ability to transfer, what is the weight and waist circumference of the person that may determine the seating width of the commode? Also, consider how much room we have to work with.

Once you have considered these features you can purchase online or in the store for an affordable price from ACG Medical Supply. Order online for the required bathroom product and get it delivered to your doorsteps or pickup from store.

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