Bedside Commodes for disabled
7 Best Bedside Commodes for The Disabled Review in 2020
Most people I tell am a caregiver for seniors think it is too hard a job. I tell them it is fulfilling to make another person’s life easier. I do it because assisted living is essential.
However, I talk less about equipment that makes my job easier. My all-time equipment is a bedside commode. It is an alternative toileting solution in a home with elderly disabled patients.
Besides, my ideal commodes are 3 in 1, with a toilet seat, a removable waste bucket below and chair like arms.
Therefore, my patients can toilet comfortably, with dignity on their own. Here are 7 best bedside commodes I find a worthy buy in 2020.
1. Duro-Med Commode
The Duro-Med Commode Chair is the best when it comes to adequate space. The toilet chair adjusts between 19 to 23 inches to suit individual needs.
Even so, the increment is inch by inch. The width between the armrests is 26 cm, while that between the legs is 26.5cm, making it ideal for adults. The toilet opening is oval with a 7 quartz bucket below that easily slides out. It is easy to clean and durable.
Moreover, I find this commode to be sturdy and can hold up to a weight of 500 pounds.
Again, the legs of this commode are anti-slip. The pads on the armrests ensure a steady grip. Thus, I never worry about my patients falling and getting hurt.
I have had elderly patients who insist on their desire to use the actual washroom. Well, I grant them their wish by fitting this commode over an existing toilet. The result, we both happy!
- Supports adult weight comfortably
- You can adjust the seat height
- Can be placed by the bedside or with an existing toilet
- Wide seating area
- For severe back issues, the backrest is a bit unsteady
2. Drive Medical Heavy Duty Bariatric Folding Commode
I find this commode chair easy to move around. Why? It is foldable. Patients take them along, for instance, when they need to stay with their families a while. They are easy to undo, and I need zero tools to assemble when need be.
It is interesting to note that this product has a push button to adjust the commode height between 15.5 to 22 inches suiting individual differences.
More so, the width between the armrest is a comfortable 24 inches. These armrests have pads that allow a steady grip.
This bedside commode is sturdy, supporting a weight of up to 650 pounds. That said, it comes in handy for much heavier patients. It is my relief that I don’t have to watch a patient fall as a commode breaks apart under their weight.
The toilet seat bucket is spacious and comes with a splash shield, a carrying handle, and a cover. I find it not messy to use, it just needs emptying and cleaning, and it is ready for the next use.
- Supports adult weight
- Easy to assemble
- Hygienic and easy to use
- Pricey for some
3.DMI Adjustable Bedside Commode
DMI Adjustable Bedside Commode has a quality that has not let me down. The steel frames can support a weight of up to 500 lbs.
The commode fits on existing toilets; this is useful for patients who have trouble squatting and bending to use the existing toilets. More so, a patient with difficulty going to the washroom can toilet conveniently beside their bed.
Again,the armrests allow gripping and easy standing and sitting. For comfort, this commode has an ample sitting area.
The latex caps on the legs of the commode provide the needed anti-slip support.
Besides, this commode has easily adjustable legs between 16.5 and 22.5 inches. Therefore, different patients get to use the same model of commode comfortably with adjustments to seat height.
Lastly, this commode has a toilet bucket that is easy to slide out and slide back.
- Easy to use
- Used by the bedside and with existing toilets
- Can be adjusted
- The backrest frame may be uncomfortable for some people
4.Vive Bariatric Bedside Commode
Just as the name ‘bariatric’ suggests, this commode is heavy-duty, supporting up to 500 lbs.
I appreciate that this commode comes pre-assembled. All I need to do is adjust the leg height between 14.5 to 20 inches, depending on my patient’s comfort.
More so, the legs have anti-skid rubber caps that leave no marks on the floor. The armrests provide a soft place to hold on as a patient sits or tries to stand. That soft material on the armrests helps prevent sores and bruises, which would pose another health issue for me to handle.
On sanitary concerns, I find this commode to be very appropriate. There is a 6 quartz waste pail with a lid and splash guard. Thus, I never have to deal with unnecessary messes.
Despite being made using steel, this commode folds flat, thus easy to store. More so, I have had patients who took planes with their much-needed equipment.
- Has a lid and splash guard
- Foldable thus easy to travel with
- Comes pre-assembled
- Stable enough to prevent falls
- Taller people may get uncomfortable.
5. Omecal Bedside Commode
I must admit that this foldable bedside commode does not come pre-assembled. However, that is not even a problem. The locking purses make sure the pieces of commode snap together in less than five minutes. The armrests can drop too.
Besides, the adjustable feature allows you to raise or lower the seat between 19.8 and 23.8 inches. There are push buttons for that. More so, the commode can support a weight of up to 550 lbs.
I also like the stability of this commode. The legs are covered with non-skid rubber caps while the armrests have a soft patch for a steady grip.
The manufacturers were rather thoughtful with the waste pail. There is no gap between the frame and the bucket, ensuring there are no splashes. Plus, the bucket has a cover and handle. I find it rather easy to pick the pail by the handle when it needs emptying.
- Has anti-splash features
- Can handle up to 550 lbs.
- Has non-skid properties
- Relatively new in the market
6. NOVA Medical Products Heavy Duty Bedside Commode
My favorite feature about this commode is the arms that have a drop-arm feature. This feature is rather useful for patients with complex mobility issues. It is easy for me to transfer them from the bed to the commode and vice versa.
I need no tools to assemble this commode. All I need to do is attach the backrest frame, slide the bucket from the chair’s front, and I’m all set!
I also like this commode for its wide sitting area of 23.25 inches. It supports a weight of up to 500 lbs. It is quite useful for my patients who have limb complications, thus needing enough room to stretch.
Besides, the commode has a waste bucket with an adequate space of 12 quartz. It comes with a cover and a handle. I find sliding out this bucket and holding it by the handle quite sanitary when emptying.
To help with stability, this commode made of steel and plastic has anti-slip properties. The legs of the commode have caps while the armrests make a grip steady.
- Easy to assemble
- The arms can drop
- Sturdy enough to hold a weight of 500 lbs.
- Spacious waste bucket
- Very slim people get a bit uncomfortable
7. Healthline Heavy Duty Drop Arm Bariatric Commode
I love this commode for the feature of arms that can drop too. You see, when a patient is sitting, they comfortably rest their hands on the armrests. When I have to transfer them, I lower the arms making it an easy job.
This commode has an adjustable height of between 19 to 23 inches to suit individual comfort. More so, the sitting area is vast, measuring 23 by 18.5 inches. Even better, this commode supports a weight of up to 500 lbs.
Again, the waste bucket can hold 12 quartz of waste and comes with a lid and a handle too. It is important to note that the bucket slides out easily from behind.
This commode is of steel and heavy-duty powder coating. It not only durable but also very sturdy.
The armrests have pads that are comfortable to hold on; the legs have caps making the commode safe to use.
- The arms drop when need be
- Wide sitting capacity
- Can hold immense weight
- Can be adjusted for personal comfort
- Shorter people may get uncomfortable
As a caregiver, I have not had it easy to choose the best bedside commodes. I have chosen commodes that did result in falls and bruises.
However, with time I have learned to pick the best; good quality, great price.
More so, my elderly patients are happy at toileting without needing help. They tell me, they feel that they are not so far gone. That is the best thing to hear a senior say.
Get any of the above commodes and watch your loved one age gracefully.