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How Does A Raised Toilet Seat Help ?

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Before I became a caregiver to my two parents, I never really gave much thought to how difficult even the simplest activities, such as sitting down and getting up, can become as we get older. To help with mobility problems there are many pieces of equipment and, for some, the raised toilet seat is one of the essential ones.

 

A raised toilet seat helps because it –

 

  • reduces the distance between standing and sitting when using the toilet
  • helps to increase stability and balance
  • reduces stress on the joints
  • reduces the chances of  injury

Raised toilet seats aren’t just going to help the elderly

 
They will help anybody who has issues sitting down, standing up, problems with low strength, balance or poor mobility.

These issues are all combined for elderly patients who have a hip or a knee replacement, as was the case for my mom 18 months ago.

I can still remember my mom struggling over to the bathroom with the aid of a walker and a nurse for the first time post operation, and I think I just stood there wincing in trepidation at how this might turn out.

But then the elevated toilet seat came into view, and I think my mom and I, both felt a great sense of relief.

I was also imagining how it was going to be with just the two of us at home 5 days later !

Happily, the nurses showed me how to set it all up for home, how you are supposed to sit down on a raised toilet seat without hurting yourself, and after a while we had it all worked out fine.

There are many types of raised toilet seats, and in the end and for the last year and a half my mom has been using a portable bedside commode.

The potty, or pan, is simply removed and then the frame with the seat and lid in place are placed over the toilet.

We like this, as it means that the frame gives my mom lots of support and aids with balance, especially at night when she might be a little groggy.

My mom has now fully recovered from the hip replacement surgery, but continues to use the raised toilet seat as she is over 90, and can sometimes do with a little help with her balance – she has eye conditions which sometimes make her a touch unsteady.
 

Types of raised toilet seats and best use scenarios

 

There are a number of different pieces of equipment which qualify as raised toilet seats, and they do vary greatly in terms of sturdiness, the actual assistance they can give and whether they are for temporary, medium or long-term use.

So, it becomes important to consider, in what physical shape a person should be, to be able to use the different types of raised toilet seat safely.

Raising seats can be done by –

 

 

 

Long-term solutions

  • putting a frame over the toilet which has a seat integrated into it is the sturdiest seat of all, and it is what I would suggest is used if you have an elderly parent who may have balance and strength issues – there are even very sophisticated models which have mechanized lifts giving actual assistance in standing and sitting
  • adding a type of extension, or seat to the toilet bowl which bolts in under the existing seat using the toilet bolt holes, and making it very strong and reliable
  • large thick plastic seats with legs which slot onto, and into the bowl, which are again very strong and meant for long-term use and can take considerable weight

Medium-term solutions

  • seats which lock onto the toilet bowl with side fixings
  • front locking clamps

 

Short-term solutions

  • bubble seats you push on
  • clip-on seats which clip on to the seat

 

Raised seats on safety frames for extra support – extremely sturdy

 

Safety frames with elevated seats

 

Safety frames with elevated seat are don’t require any form of installation, just placing over the toilet once you have put the toilet lid, and seat, in their vertical position.

The raised seat is attached to the frame and can’t come off – this is not the case with a lot of the seats which are placed on the bowl, and which all rely on some kind of clamping system – some of which really don’t seem that strong – except for risers which are bolted to the toilet through the original seat bolt holes and which are very solid.

The frames have adjustable height. They usually adjust in the same manner as a pair of crutches does, with spring-loaded push-buttons.

Most safety frames have armrests which make getting on and off the seat very easy, and you should be able to adjust the height of those also.

If the frame doesn’t have armrests you lose all the benefits for those who users who have issues with balance, and to me, they hardly seem worth purchasing.

Before you purchase any kind of frame, and this goes for all devices, do check the weight capacity of the frame, as you don’t want it to collapse.

Frames for heavier people are called “bariatric” frames.

As I have said, I feel that these are the best type of raised seat, along with the portable bedside commodes, for elderly parents who may have problems with their balance and are not too strong.

For those of you who have parents who have serious frailty and balance issues, I would suggest a toilet lift may be necessary.

 

Some examples are –

Homecraft Deluxe Sterling toilet frame, Prod. No. 081124585

NRS Healthcare Mowbray lite toilet frame and seat, Prod. No. NRS M66625

NRS Healthcare Mowbray toilet seat and frame, Extra wide, Prod. No. NRS M48805

PCP raised toilet seat and safety frame 2-in-1, Prod. No. 7007

OasisSpace Premium safety frame and raised toilet seat, Prod. No. —

OasisSpace Stand Alone safety frame and raised toilet seat, Prod. No. —

Platinum Health Ultimate Raised Toilet Seat, Prod. No. PRT4747BPLA

 

 

Toilet safety frame with elevated seat

Toilet safety frame with elevated seat placed over a toilet

Portable bedside commodes

 

You can use a portable 3-in-1 bedside commodes just like safety frames with raised seats.

Simply remove the potty and the backrest, and place the unit over the toilet, once you have lifted the seat and lid on the toilet into the vertical position.

You have the adjustable legs for height, so they should easily fit over any toilet and give a range of heights.

Just like with the frames, make sure you are using one with the right weight capacity.

3-in-1 bedside commodes are pretty solid and just like with the raised toilet seats with safety frames, they have bariatric frames for heavier people.

 

Some examples of this type of commode are –

Drive Medical heavy-duty bariatric commode

Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode 

UltraCommode bedside commode

 

This is what my mother has used for 18 months over the toilet, and she is very happy with it.

For the average elderly person who is still has some strength to get up and down, it is a very good system.

 

3 in 1 bedside commode

 

Toilet Lifts

 

Toilet lifts are really for people who are very frail, lacking in strength, have problems with balance and in need  of assistance in either getting up or sitting down on the toilet.

The mechanisms in toilet lifts can be pneumatic, hydraulic or electric mechanisms.

The lifts are not cheap, but the first Uplift commode and the Easy Access are the more affordable.

In most models, the seats are attached to a support or frame, which is placed around and over the toilet.

The seat lifts the user up from a sitting position to a standing, or lowers them down from standing to sitting.

Depending on the device, the amount of assistance provided by it will vary accordingly.

The exception to what I said above is the Easy Access Tilt Toilet Incline Lift which is actually attached to the bowl of the toilet in a very solid way, and does not stand independently. It does have arms though which the user will hold onto to help with their balance. It can be battery run or corded.

The Uplift Commode is a little different as well, as it is a safety frame with a seat with a toilet lift. The frame is simply placed above the bowl of the toilet like any other frame.

It has a pneumatic system, which is designed to take 80% of the body weight, so that the user maintains a little of their own strength without straining themselves.

The deluxe models –

The Liftseat Powered Toilet Lift is an electric lift which can be used over most toilets lower the user onto the seat. It has an independent frame which is placed over the existing toilet.

The Drive Solo Lift with Arms is another electrical system which fits around and over the toilet, and is equipped with armrests which tilt up and down. 

Raised toilet seats with legs

Raised toilet seat with legs

This is a raised toilet seat which is wider than the toilet bowl, and has 4 legs.

The seat is resting on both the toilet bowl and on the legs.

The design stops any wobbliness, gives a wider distance between the armrests for a larger person, and makes the seat more sturdy in general.

 

The main points –

 

  • the legs have to be adjusted to the height of the toilet bowl
  • the seat itself adds about 4 1/2 inches in height to the toilet on most models
  • depending on the brand the raised seats may attach differently to the bowl, but with four legs there is no real risk of it coming off
  • these raised seats can take greater weight than those without legs and are more stable

 

Definitely more solid than the seats without legs, and armrests are a lot easier for an elderly person to use, and as I have seen with my own mom, when a seat has legs it gives the person more confidence when using it, as there is no problem with the seat moving around.

 

Some examples of raised toilet seats with legs –

 

Maddak Extra wide Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat w/ aluminum legs, Prod. No. T725881000

Maddak Extra wide Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat with steel legs, Prod. No. T725882000

Mobb 4.5 inchRaised Toilet Seat With Legs Prod. No. MHRTSL

Herdegen Clipper VII 4.3 inch raised toilet seat w/lid and adjustable frame and armrests, Prod. No. 500431

 

Raised seats which bolt onto your toilet

 

Risers and seats with spacers which are bolted onto toilet  through the existing seat bolt holes.

 

Risers

 

Risers are a block of plastic of a specific height which are bolted onto your toilet bowl underneath the seat.

Risers come in a range of heights from 2-4 inches high

They can come with, or without arms.

You simply remove your existing seat plus lid, put the riser on the bowl, then place your seat and lid on top, and finally bolt it all back together using the same bolt holes as before.

Don’t forget to check that the riser fits your model of toilet – they come in standard or elongated versions. 

By virtue of the fact they are bolted down, they are very sturdy and won’t come off.

Only a few models which come with armrests, but they are quite wide apart, and very sturdy.

For this reason I would only advise these risers with armrests for an elderly person who has just had a knee or hip replacement, as sitting down or pushing back up, could be a problem without them.

 

 

Basic riser

Hinged riser

Alignment of a riser toilet seat, lid and toilet

Riser with armrests

Riser installed on a toilet under the seat and lid

 

Some examples of these risers are (all of the risers have a maximum weight capacity of 300 lb) –

 

Carex 3.5″ toilet seat elevator, (riser – elongated), Prod. No – FGB30600 0000

Carex 3.5″ toilet seat elevator, (riser – standard), Prod. No – FGB30700 0000

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser  (standard), Prod. No. 8342 – R

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser  (elongated), Prod. No. 8341 – R

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser with arms  (standard), Prod. No. 8344 – R

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser with arms  (elongated), Prod. No. 8343 – R

Nova 3.5″ hinged toilet seat riser  (standard), Prod. No. 8345 – R

Nova 3.5″ hinged toilet seat riser  (elongated), Prod. No. 8346 – R

 

Seats with Spacers

Spacer raised toilet seat with lid

Spacer raised toilet seat without lid

 

Seats with spacers, or “Tall” seats, simply replace your existing toilet seat and lid, and use the same bolt holes to be fixed to the toilet, making them very sturdy.

The seats are come in 2 inch, or 3 inch high models, and are available with, or without, lids and with, or without, an open front to the seat.

Check the model of your toilet to see if it is standard or elongated, before you purchase.

These seats do not come with any form of armrest, so they are not going to be easy to use if you need some kind of support rail when sitting and getting up.

Grab bars around the toilet, are an advisable addition if your loved one is at all fragile and lacking in strength and coordination, as the grab bars will on the wall beside them will give added something to hold onto lending support, and make the coordination of sitting and standing somewhat easier.

 

An example of one of these seats is –

 

  • Centoco 3L440STS-001 raised toilet seat with lid

 

 

Raised toilet seats with a clamping or locking mechanism which attaches to the toilet bowl

 

These are what I would describe as medium term options, and I personally would not have a very elderly or fragile person using them, especially not the second category of side fixing seats, as none of the models come with any arm rests, so the user has to lean on the seat itself to get any propulsion to stand back up after use. But I will elaborate when we get to those seats.

There are two main types –

  • front locking raised toilet seats- somewhat more sturdy
  • side fixing raised toilet seats

 

Front locking raised toilet seats

Front locking raised toilet seat without handles

Front locking raised toilet seat

Front locking raised toilet seat clamping mechanism underside

Front locking raised toilet seat on a toilet

These seats –

  • lock to the toilet bowl at the front of the seat
  • at the back of the seat there is a small lip, or flange, which slots under the rim of the bowl of your toilet to stop the toilet seat from flipping forwards if a person were to put all their weight on their hands on the front edge
  • the seats are available in heights of 4 or 5 inches
  • many models have armrests, or handles
  • in general, these seats are universal, meaning for all toilet shapes and sizes, as they only clamp to the front of the bowl
  • the weight capacities will vary according to the different models, but of the seats which attach to the toilet bowl without bolts, they are among the most sturdy
  • these seats do not come with lids

 

The fact a lot of these seats come with armrests or handle, in my opinion, makes them a better option than the side fixing seats, and the front locking mechanism is more solid that the clamps on the side fixing seats

I don’t think they are as secure as a riser, though, which are bolted to the toilet using the original toilet bolt holes.

I would though suggest that they would be easier to use, for an elderly person, if you have a grab bar on the wall right next to the toilet, but even so, for a few dollars more you can get a bedside commode which is in my opinion the safest raised toilet seat of all, along with the safety frame with raised seat.

 

Some examples of this type –

 

Carex 5″ E-Z Lock raised toilet seat w/ arms, Prod. No – FGB311C0 0000

Medokare 4.5″ raised toilet seat w/ handles,  Prod. No – 001

Vive 5″ raised toilet seat w/ padded handles, Prod. No – LVA1011

Raised toilet seat with side fixings and front bracket

Side locking raised toilet seat with lid

Side locking raised toilet seat without lid

Side locking toilet seat installed on a toilet

These seats are pushed down onto your toilet bowl and attached with the side fixings, so that your seat, which came with your toilet, will need to be either put in the upright position, or removed from the toilet altogether depending on the model.

 

  • the seats have two plastic bolts or clamps, one on either side towards the rear, for securing the seat
  • and a lip at the front, called a “front bracket” by some brands
  • the seats are not height adjustable, you can choose to buy a seat in heights of 2, 3, 4, 41/2, 5 and 6 inches
  • the seats can be bought with, or without, lids
  • they don’t come with armrests or handles
  • some seats are universal and are supposed to fit all toilets
  • some seats are for elongated toilets
  • some seats are for standard toilets
  • all the seats will have their own different weight capacities

 

I initially bought a seat of this type for my mom before her hip replacement surgery at 88 yrs old, but when we tried it we found that it still moved all over the place – it was a bit like being at sea.

It was when I tried this type of seat, that I became aware of how difficult an elderly person might find it to use a seat without handles or armrests, but I think they are fine for someone younger if there is some kind of grab bar next to the toilet as well.

 

Examples of raised seats using this system are –

 

AquaSense 4″ raised toilet seat w/ lid, Prod. No – 770 -626

Vaunn Medical 4.5″ Clamp-On raised toilet seat, (standard), Prod. No. M701 – A3

Carex 4.25″ Safe-Lock raised toilet seat, Prod. No. B31300 0000

PCP 4″ raised standard toilet seat, Prod. No. 7024

Drive Medical 6″ raised toilet seat w/out lid, Prod. No. 12066

Temporary raised toilet seats

Raised toilet seats without locks, brackets, fixings or bolts to attach them to your toilet seat are really only best suited for temporary use, and for individuals who have a good balance and coordination.

The reason I do not recommend them for the elderly is that there are no armrests, and the lack of fixings means that they are able to move a little.

Putting them on the toilet is easy enough as they just slot on to the toilet rim – your toilet seat is generally just left in the upright position.

The different models come in a range of heights – 2 inch, 3 inch, 3 1/2 inch, 4 inch, 5 inch and 6 inch.

To check the weight capacities of raised toilet seats of virtually any type, I have put together an article with over 180 raised toilet seats, in which I have listed the seat name, manufacturer, model number (to make them easier to find online) and their weight capacity – “Raised Toilet Seat Weight Capacities: over 180 examples”.
 

Bubble seats (this is not an official name for these seats) –

Bubble seat raised toilet seat

Bubble seat raised toilet seat - underside

The most basic of raised toilet seats, these attach to the toilet bowl by a simple downward push, and look like big white donuts.

 

Bubble seats –

 

  • slot over the rim of the toilet bowl, with an inside edge, or rim, which goes a small distance down into the bowl to give some grip and to stabilize it
  • some models have  “sticky grip pads” to help the seat from slipping
  • have no fastenings on the side or clamps
  • a few of these seats have a lip at the back of the seat slotting under the bowl’s inside rim to reduce wobble and to stop it from tipping forwards off the toilet, should the user lean forwards too heavily on the front edge of the seat
  • there is usually one model for elongated toilets, and one for standard toilets
  • most of these seats do not have a lid

 

Examples of this type of seat are –

 

The NRS Comfort Raised Toilet Seat, Prod. No. F21565

AquaSense Portable 4 inch Raised Toilet Seat – standard toilets, , Prod. No. 770610

HealthSmart  Portable 4 3/4 inch Raised Toilet Seat – universal, Prod. No. 522-1508-1900HS

Herdegen Contact Plus 5 inch Raised Toilet Seat- universal, Prod. No. Unavailable

 

If you just want to know what raised toilet seats cost, as well as an article on weight limits, I have another article – “How Much Does A Raised Toilet Seat Cost ?”– with a list of the prices of over 70 models both in the US, and in the UK.

Clip-On raised toilet seats

Clip-on raised toilet seat - topside

Clip-on raised toilet seat - underside

The Clip-On raised toilet seats –

 

  • literally clip onto your toilet seat
  • the raised toilet seat is squeezed towards its center and then slotted into the inside rim of your existing toilet seat where, on release, it clips onto your existing toilet seat
  • held in position through tension
  • there are no fixing clamps or bolts holding the Clip-On seat to the toilet seat
  • no models come with armrests or handles
  • clip-on seats come in fixed heights of 2 – 4 inches

 

Some examples of this are –

 

Ability Superstore 4 inch Clip On Raised Toilet Seat, Prod. No. Unavailable

Performance Health Novelle 3 inch Clip On Raised Toilet Seat, Prod. No F25145

 

Again, Clip-On seats are a very temporary solution for someone who has good balance, and doesn’t need any kind of frame, or armrests, to help them up, or down from the seat.

I have seen Clip-On seats advertised as a portable solution that you take with you when you are staying in a hotel, or someone else’s home.

Personally, I wouldn’t have my 90 yr old mom using one of these seats, as she needs something to hold on to.

Best raised toilet seat for after hip or knee replacement surgery ?

 

The best raised toilet seat for after hip surgery for an elderly person is a 3-in-1 bedside commode placed over the toilet, or an elevated toilet seat with safety frame. 

I am not going to rank the seats 1st, 2nd and 3rd etc. as I am suggesting a particular commode for a particular set of circumstances.

I actually have an article all about the best raised toilet seats for after hip surgery, why I prefer certain seats and have selected them as the best options for after hip or knee replacement surgery, along with sections discussing –

  • do you really need a raised toilet seat after replacement surgery
  • the reasons why you need a raised toilet seat after surgery
  • how long you will need to use the seat after surgery
  • how you should sit – your posture after having had hip surgery – with illustrations
  • how you should sit down on, and stand up from a raised toilet seat with armrests – with illustrations
  • how you should sit down on, and stand up from a raised toilet seat without armrests – with illustrations
  • how to use a walker to make it all a lot safer
  • how you should choose a raised toilet seat for after your surgery

 

Here’s a link to the article – “Best Raised Toilet Seats After Hip Replacement”

 

So, that said, here are a few of what I consider to be very good options for raised toilet seats for after a hip or knee replacement –

 

For an elderly individual who is already a little frail prior to surgery –

 

A basic 3-in-1 bedside commode which is perfect for the job is the Medline 3-in-1 Steel Folding Bedside Commode

 

  • it is height adjustable  from 16 to 22 inches
  • width between the arms of 18 inches
  • the seat is 13.5 inches wide by 15 inches deep
  • weight capacity 350 lb

 

My mother has this type of  bedside commode for almost 3 years now in our bathroom over the toilet and loves it, and when asked if she wants a padded one she resists saying that she finds these plenty comfy for her.

 

A very good basic safety frame with raised toilet seat is the

 

OasisSpace Stand Alone safety frame and raised toilet seat 

  • lightweight frame
  • adjustable frame height 28.5 – 34.5 inches (1 inch adjustments)
  • width between the arms is 18 – 22 inches (they slope outwards as they rise)
  • weight capacity is 300 lb
  • corrosion-resistant aluminum frame
  • non-slip grips on armrests
  • seat width 15 inches wide by 16 inches deep
  • fits all toilets

But if you, or your loved one, wants a padded bedside commode a very good option is the –

 

Nova Drop-Arm Padded Commode 

 

  • adjustable seat height 20 – 24 inches
  • width between the arms is 18 inches
  • weight capacity is 300 lb
  • aluminum gray painted frame

A very good padded safety frame with raised toilet seat is the

 

Platinum Health’s Ultimate Raised Toilet Seat 

  • adjustable seat height 20 – 24 inches
  • width between the arms is 21 inches
  • weight capacity is 350 lb
  • rust proof aluminum frame
  • blue padded seat
  • assembled product weight 14 lb
  • fits all toilets

 

For those who are a little fragile even without having had surgery –

 

Platinum Health’s GentleBoost Uplift 3-in 1 Commode and shower chair

 

  • this commode has a “stand assist function” – if you are able to stand it without assistance it is an unnecessary luxury, but if you really need help, it can give you independence
  • it is also a shower chair
  • it is in height adjustable from 21 to 25″
  • weight capacity of 285 lb, slightly less than standard models without the lift mechanism
  • width between the armrests 2.5 inches
  • the seat is padded
  • the frame is rustproof medical grade aluminum

 

For those individuals who are a little larger –

 

Heavy Duty Drop-Arm Commode by Nova –

 

  • it is extra wide at 24.5 inches between the arms
  • holds up to 500 lb
  • adjustable height of 19 – 23 inches
  • larger seat opening for personal care
  • has drop arms for side access if you need help with cleaning – I doubt you are doing side transfers to a wheelchair, but if you are, this is what you need
  • there is a backrest
  • heavy-duty steel frame

 

These can all be used by the bed, or placed for use over the toilet without the bucket.

 

Raised toilet seats after hip or knee surgery who are otherwise in good condition

 

If the person is younger, has good strength and balance, I think the following options are very good quality, sturdy and safe and ideal for the job –

 

Risers with armrests

 

Risers are made for either a standard, or an elongated toilet shape, they are not universal, so you have to pick the correct model for your toilet.

 

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser with arms  (standard), Prod. No. 8344 – R

  • for a standard toilet
  • 3.5 inch toilet riser
  • weight capacity 300lb
  • 18 inches between armrests
  • 21 inches wide by 17.25 inches deep
  • armrests 9.75 inches high
  • aperture 9.5 inches wide by 11.25 inches deep

 

Nova 3.5″ raised toilet seat riser with arms  (elongated), Prod. No. 8343 – R

  • for an elongated toilet
  • 3.5 inch toilet riser
  • weight capacity 300lb
  • 18 inches between armrests
  • 21.25 inches wide by 19.25 inches deep
  • armrests 9.75 inches high
  • aperture 10.25 inches wide by 13 inches deep

 

Vive toilet seat riser with handles  (standard) – model no. LVA1071S

  • for a standard toilet seat
  • 3.5 inch toilet riser
  • weight capacity 300lb
  • 18 inches between handles
  • 13.89 inches wide by 17.25 inches deep
  • distance between armrests 19 inches
  • aperture 10.25 inches wide by 11.25 inches deep

 

Vive toilet seat riser with handles  (elongated) – model no. LVA1071E

  • for an elongated toilet
  • 3.5 inch toilet riser
  • weight capacity 300lb
  • 19 inches between handles
  • 13.75 inches wide by 19.25 inches deep
  • armrests 9.75 inches high
  • aperture 10 inches wide by 13.25 inches deep

 

 

Front locking raised toilet seat with armrests

 

These models of  front locking raised toilet seat are a less sturdy than the risers which are actually bolted to the toilet itself.

 

Vive raised toilet seat with detachable handles – model no. LVA10011

  • 4.5 inch raised toilet seat
  • 250 lb weight capacity
  • front locking mechanism
  • fits all toilets
  • handles height 6 inches
  • seat width 18 inches by 16.5 inches deep
  • 17″ between the armrests
  • aperture 9.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep

 

If you need a slightly wider model with much bigger armrests and –

Drive Medical Premium plastic raised toilet seat with armrests – model no. 12013

  • 5″ raised toilet seat
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • front locking mechanism
  • fits all toilets
  • armrest height 9 inches
  • distance between the armrests 15 inches
  • seat width 15.5 inches by 16.5 inches deep
  • aperture 8 inches wide by 9 inches deep

 

 

If you would like a model which is a lot wider and a bit deeper still –

 

Nova raised toilet seat with detachable arms – model no. 8351-R

  • 5 inch raised toilet seat
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • front locking mechanism
  • fits all toilets
  • arm height 5.75 inches
  • seat width 22.5 inches by 17 inches deep
  • aperture 7.25 inches wide by 8.5 inches deep

 

For larger individuals who need a which takes over 300 lb in weight, I would look at the Heavy Duty Bedside commode that I listed above in the first section.

Remember to use a walker to back up to the toilet for both sitting down and then standing up, as it will allow you to transfer your weight correctly without injuring your hip or knee.

A grab bar by the toilet is always very helpful as well.

 

What is most important, is that you learn how to sit down, and stand up properly, immediately after your surgery.

On arrival at home the individual who has had the surgery and the caregiver need to know how the sitting on the toilet, and the getting up from the toilet are done, as this is the best way to avoid injury.

I hope this helps.

Good luck !

 

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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