Bariatric Bedside Commode Weight Capacity: With 60 Examples

by | Beginners Info, Personal Hygiene

After doing a lot of investigation into the different types of bedside commodes, so that I would be able to choose one for my elderly mom’s healthcare needs, I compiled a huge amount of data and lists of the different types, costs and weight capacities. I have decided to put these in articles so that they would be of use to people. 

All bariatric bedside commodes are made to specific weight capacities. The manufacturers label bedside commodes as bariatric starting in the 400 lb weight capacity range, all the way up to models with weight capacities of 1500 lb. 

So what are the different types of bariatric bedside commodes ?

The term “bariatric” comes from the greek word “baros meaning heavy.

Bariatric commodes are simply commodes which are able to support heavier individuals, and the types of bariatric bedside commodes are exactly the same as standard bedside commodes, they are just a bit bigger and made of stronger materials –

 

  • bariatric bedside commodes
  • bariatric drop arm bedside commodes
  • bariatric transport or rolling bedside commodes
  • combination bariatric shower chair, transport chair and bedside commode

Typically you will find that bariatric commodes also come in “wide“, “extra wide” and “tall” versions.

Often the term “heavy duty” is used in place of the term “bariatric“, but it simply means a stronger design for a greater weight.

Like all other bedside commodes you will also find that some have hard plastic, padded, waterproof and folding versions available.

And that some of the models will mix the various types together – such as a “drop arm shower transport commode”.

I have written a more extensive article in which I discuss the different types of bedside commode, each type’s suitability for our elderly parents, and the situations to which the different types may be best suited. That article can be read here.

Static bariatric bedside commodes

Of the static bedside commodes the 3-in-1, or All-in-One bedside commodes offer bariatric models.

These models have multiple functions, somewhat indicated by these other names.

The 3 intended uses are –

  • bedside commode
  • as a raised toilet seat
  • as a toilet safety frame when you remove the seat, pale and lid

The frames for the bariatric, and heavy duty frames are usually steel, double tubed aluminum, or special plastic PVC constructions.

Drop arm bedside commodes

Static drop arm commodes are distinguished from a static bedside commode by their armrests which are not in a fixed position.

Their arms may swing up or down, or be removed.

The drop arms help with getting onto the commode from the side from a wheelchair or a bed for example, where the user needs to gain access from the side.

Drop arms may also be found on all the other types of commode.

Drop arm commodes are designed for a number of functions –

 

  • as a bedside commode
  • as a toilet safety frame
  • as a raised toilet seat over a conventional toilet

Transport or rolling bedside commodes

Transport, or rolling bedside commodes, are quite simply bedside commodes with wheels, which are extremely practical for frail elderly loved ones who sometimes may be too tired to walk, or who mobility issues restricting their movement.

Just as with the previous types, this type of commode has multiple uses –

  • a transport chair
  • a bedside commode
  • a raised toilet seat over a toilet

The maximum weight capacity I found on a bariatric transport bedside commode was 750 lb. The static chairs go to double that weight.

Shower transport bedside commodes

These commodes have been specifically designed for wheeling into the shower, so be warned if you have a step or a rim to your shower they won’t work for that.

These commodes have multiple uses just like the other types –

  • as a shower chair
  • a transport chair
  • a bedside commode
  • a raised toilet seat over a toilet – but only certain types can do this, so do check if this is something that you need it for

The highest weight capacity I found for this type of commode was 750 lb.

Bariatric bedside commodes weight limits 

I am starting my list of bariatric bedside commode weight limits with those at 400 lb, and going up to those with limits of 1500 lb.

I have divided the commodes by weight groups, and then into their broad categories.

I have tried my best to provide the manufacturers product numbers with the models of commode where I could find them – I tried to get them from the manufactures’ websites rather than retailers.

Unfortunately, not all the brands have websites, and do not manufacture the commodes themselves, which makes it a little hard to get that information, and so some manufacturer’s product numbers are not included here, for those reasons.

I have entered all of the names of the commodes with their product numbers into my browser window, and checked that they do bring up the correct models when you search. 

400 – 500 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

400 lb – Lumex imperial collection 3-in-1 bedside commode, Prod. No. 7446A-2

400 lb – Medline microban bedside commode, Prod. No. MDS89664ELMB

400 lb – TFI Healthcare 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3223G

400 lb – TFI Healthcare wide 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3224G

400 lb – Tuffcare M450 extra wide 3-in-1 commode chair, Prod. No. M450

450 lb – Probasics heavy duty Wide Commode, Prod. No. BSB31C

Drop arm bedside commodes

400 lb – TFI Healthcare drop arm commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3225

450 lb – Tuffcare extra wide drop arm commode chair, Prod. No. M470

470 lb – Performance Health drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081299338

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

400 lb – Healthline Shower Taxi, shower / transport bedside commode, Prod. No. ST603OFT5SF

400 lb – IPU Oversize shower chair commode with round seat, Prod. No. SCC9250-OS

435 lb – Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″ wide rolling commode shower chair without insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL

435 lb – Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″ wide rolling commode shower chair with insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SSI

435 lb – Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″  rolling commode shower chair w/ footrest, w/out insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SF

435 lb – Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26″  rolling commode shower chair w/ footrest, w/ insert, Prod. No. DNE-126-4TWL-SF-SSI

440 lb – Rebotec Dallas bariatric shower commode chair, Prod. No. TRE-359

440 lb – Healthline EZee Life heavy duty shower commode wheelchair, Prod. No. 186-24

450 lb – Tuffcare Heavy duty rolling shower commode chair, Prod. No. S950

450 lb – Tuffcare Bariatric shower commode wheelchair, Prod. No. S990

Transfer bedside commodes

400 lb – Drive Medical Padded transfer bench commode, Prod. No. 12005KDC-1

400 lb – Drive Medical Plastic transfer bench commode w/ opening, Prod. No. 12011KDC-1

500 – 600 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

 500 lb – Duro-Med heavy duty steel commode w /platform seat, Prod. No. 23044

500 lb – Nova heavy duty commode w/ extra wide seat, Prod. No. 8582

500 lb – Performance Health Briggs heavy-duty commode, Prod. No. 081437862

500 lb – Performance Health Hip commode, Prod. No. 081512821

Drop arm bedside commodes

 500 lb – Healthline bariatric drop arm bedside commode, Prod. No. HL7206-2

500 lb – Homecraft heavy-duty drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081611110

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

500 lb – Drive Bariatric Aluminum Rehab Shower commode chair, Prod. No. NRS185008

600 – 700 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

650 lb – Drive Deluxe bariatric commode, Prod. No. 11130-2

650 lb – Drive folding bariatric commode, Prod. No. 11117N-1

650 lb – Probasics bariatric commode extra wide seat, Prod. No. BSB24C

650 lb – TF1 3244 Extra tall, wide commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3244

Drop arm bedside commodes

600 lb – Lumex 6438A imperial collection 3-in-1 steel drop arm, Prod. No. 6438A

600 lb – Performance Health heavy-duty 3-in-1 drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081202704

644 lb – Drive bariatric drop arm commode Prod. No. 11135-1

650 lb – Probasics heavy duty drop-arm commode, Prod. No. BSBDAC

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

600 lb – ActiveAid heavy duty rolling commode shower chair, Prod. No. 720

600 lb – Healthline bariatric shower commode chair, Prod. No.–

700 – 800 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

 700 lb –  Performance Health heavy-duty commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 081261767

700 lb –  TF1 3240 Extra large bedside commode w/ elongated seat, Prod. No. 3240

Drop arm bedside commodes

700lb – AMG bariatric drop arm commode, Prod. No. AMG770322

700 lb –   Performance Health drop arm all-in-one commode, Prod. No. 081110287

Shower/ transport/ bedside commodes (can have drop arms)

705 lb – Arjo carmina bariatric shower and commode chair, Prod. No. ARJ-BLB1000-013

705 lb – Arjo carmina bariatric shower and commode chair w/ adjustable footrest, Prod. No. ARJ-BLB2000-013

750 lb ConvaQuip bariatric rehab shower rolling commode chair w/ 26″ wide seat, Prod. No. 1326P-24

750 lb ConvaQuip bariatric rehab shower rolling commode chair w/ 28″ wide seat, Prod. No. 1328P-24

750 lb – Gendron bariatric mobile shower chair w/ 26″ wide seat, Prod. No. GDN-5226

750 lb – Gendron bariatric mobile shower chair w/ 28″ wide seat, Prod. No. GDN-5228

800 – 900 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

800 lb – Big John Commode chair, adjustable legs, Prod. No. BJBC

850 lb – Model 724T Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 724T

Drop arm bedside commodes

850 lb – Medline Steel Drop arm bedside commodes, Prod. No. MDS89668XW

850 lb – Model 724DAU Bedside commode w/ drop arms, Prod. No. 724DAU

850 lb – Model 724DAL Bedside commode, w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed, Prod. No. 724DAL

850 lb – Model 724DAR Bedside commode, w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed, Prod. No. 724DAR 

1000 lb weight capacity

Static beside commodes with fixed arms

1000 lb – Model 730 Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 730

Drop arm bedside commodes

1000 lb – Drive Medical bariatric drop arm bedside commode, Prod. No. 11132-1

1000 lb – Homecraft deluxe bariatric drop arm commode, Prod. No. 081706381

1500 lb weight capacity

Drop arm bedside commodes

1500 lb – Model 736DAU Bedside commode w/ fixed arms, Prod. No. 736DAU

1500 lb – Model 736DAL Bedside commode w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed, Prod. No. 736DAL

1500 lb – Model 736DAR Bedside commode w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed, Prod. No. 736DAR

Where can I buy a bariatric bedside commode ?

There are many places online where you can buy a bariatric commode, a well as at major retailers –

  • Amazon 
  • Home-med-equip.com – this site has a lot of specialized bariatric commodes, a huge stock list, and the descriptions etc are about as good as it gets
  • Convaquip.com
  • Lowes.com
  • Walmart.com
  • Walgreens.com
  • Cvs.com

I hope that this was useful to you, and I do frequently update the models in the lists to keep it current.

I’m Gareth and I’m the owner of Looking After Mom and Dad.com

I have been a caregiver for over 10 yrs and share all my tips here.

Gareth Williams

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