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Raised Toilet Seat Weight Capacity: Over 180 Examples

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I had to look into raised toilet seats, to find one for after my mom’s hip replacement surgery. And I didn’t have a clue what the difference was between all these white donut-shaped things, until we bought one, and we saw that we didn’t want that one.

Raised toilet seat weight capacity. Raised toilet seat weight capacities are between 250 lb all the way up to 1200 lb, depending on the model.

What are the different types of raised seats ?

 

The seats which can be called “raised” or “elevated toilet” seats fall into the following categories –

 

Risers

Risers are simply a block of plastic which has holes that is bolted onto your toilet bowl – you take off your seat and lid, and then you bolt down the lid and seat through the plastic riser and onto the toilet, some risers are hinged, so they can be lifted for cleaning

 

Basic riser

Riser installed on a toilet under the seat and lid

Tall Seats

Seats with little spacers, or legs underneath, and available in 2 and 3 inch sizes – sometimes called “Tall” toilet seats – unfortunately I could not find their weight capacities, so they are not on the list.

 

Spacer raised toilet seat with lid

Elevated or raised toilet seats

These fall into a number of types depending on how they are attached to the toilet bowl –

 

Bubble seats –

seats which slot onto the top of the toilet bowl, and  several inches into it, often having some type of grip pads,  and are called raised or elevated seats – sometimes referred to as “bubble seats”.

 

Bubble seat raised toilet seat

Side Locking –

seats that are placed on, and go partially down into, the toilet bowl, and which are fixed with side bolts and a front lip, or bracket.

 

Side locking raised toilet seat with lid

Front Locking –

seats which fit over the top of the toilet bowl and partially in it with a front locking clamp, and a lip at the back which slips under the back rim of the inside of the toilet bowl.

 

Front locking raised toilet seat without handles

Front locking raised toilet seat on a toilet

Safety frames with raised toilet seats –

Some elevated, or raised, toilet seats are mounted on safety frames and these are called “raised toilet seats with safety frame”.

 

Toilet safety frame with elevated seat placed over a toilet

Bedsides Commodes as raised toilet seats –

Certain types of bedside commodes can also be used as elevated toilet seats, very similar to the safety frames. You simply lift out the commode, or potty, and place the frame and toilet seat over the open bowl of the toilet.

The main type to be used as a raised toilet seat is a 3-in-1 commode.

You can find out about using bedside commodes over toilets as raised toilet seats in my article “Can A Bedside Commode Be Used Over A Toilet ?”

3 in 1 bedside commode

Bariatric Seats –

Bariatric seats are made for heavier people, and they may fall into two or three of the categories that I have outlined here- often they are also called “heavy-duty”.

3 in 1 bariatrci bedside commode

To find out more about the different types of raised toilet seats and how they are installed, you can go to my post “Types Of Raised Toilet Seats: All You Should Know Before You Buy”

While you are looking for raised toilet seats, there is lots more that you can do to make your bathroom a safer place for seniors, or anyone else with mobility issues.

To find out all the different things you can do, to have an instant impact on bathroom safety, take a look here, 54 Bathroom Safety Tips For Seniors – A Helpful Guide”.

Raised or elevated toilet seats weight capacities –

Raised toilet seats with a 220 lb weight capacity

 

220 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper IV 4.3" raised toilet seat, detachable arms for transfer

Product Number

500420
220 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper V 4.3" raised toilet seat w/ lid, detachable arms for transfer

Product Number

500421
220 lb

Model

Mobiclinic 5" Cibeles toilet seat riser and lid, adjustable height, folding arms

Product Number

--
220 lb

Model

Queralto 4" raised toilet seat with armrest and lid

Product Number

--

Raised toilet seats with a 250 lb weight capacity

250 lb

Model

Carex 3.5" elevated toilet seat w/ removable handles, (Riser - Elongated)

Product Number

FGB31600 0000
250 lb

Model

Carex 3.5" elevated toilet seat w/ removable handles, (Riser - Standard)

Product Number

FGB31700 0000
250 lb

Model

Delta 6 inch elevated toilet seat

Product Number

DF570
250 lb

Model

Drive Medical 3.5" Hinged toilet seat riser, (Standard)

Product Number

RTL12607
250 lb

Model

Medline 5" Medline basic elevated toilet seat, w/out arms (Riser)

Product Number

G30250H
250 lb

Model

Medokare 4.5" raised toilet seat w/ handles

Product Number

001
250 lb

Model

Moen Home Care Glacier 5 inch elevated toilet seat

Product Number

DN7020
250 lb

Model

Pivit 4.5" raised toilet seat w/ handles

Product Number

001
250 lb

Model

Vaunn Medical 4" E-Z Lock raised toilet seat w/ removable handles

Product Number

M705 - 2
250 lb

Model

Vive 5" raised toilet seat w/ padded handles (front locking)

Product Number

LVA1011

While you are looking for raised toilet seats, there is lots more that you can do to make your bathroom a safer place for seniors, or anyone else with mobility issues.

To find out all the different things you can do, to have an instant impact on bathroom safety, take a look here, 54 Bathroom Safety Tips For Seniors – A Helpful Guide”.

Raised toilet seats with a 265 lb weight capacity

265 lb

Model

Invacare Aquatec 900 2-6" toilet seat raiser w/ armrests

Product Number

10129-10
265 lb

Model

Invacare Aquatec 900 2-6" toilet seat raiser w/out armrests

Product Number

10128-10

Raised toilet seats with a 275 lb weight capacity

275 lb

Model

Invacare Aquatec 90 4" toilet seat raiser w/ lid

Product Number

8.01.001
275 lb

Model

lnvacare Aquatec 90 4" toilet seat raiser w/out lid

Product Number

8.00.001
275 lb

Model

Yunga Tart 4.75" raised toilet seat w/out arms (Universal)

Product Number

--

Raised toilet seats with a 300 lb weight capacity

300 lb

Model

Alimed 3" raised toilet seat (hinged riser)

Product Number

80593
300 lb

Model

AquaSense 2" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

770 -625
300 lb

Model

AquaSense 4" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

770 -626
300 lb

Model

Carex 3.5" toilet seat elevator, (riser - elongated)

Product Number

FGB30600 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 3.5" toilet seat elevator, (riser - standard)

Product Number

FGB30700 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 5.5" raised toilet seat

Product Number

FGB302C0 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 5" E-Z Lock raised toilet seat w/ arms

Product Number

FGB311C0 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 5" E-Z Lock raised toilet seat, w/out arms

Product Number

FGB312C0 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 4.5" Classics raised toilet seat w/out armrests

Product Number

FGB31877 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 4.5" Classics raised toilet seat w/ armrests

Product Number

FGB31977 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 4" Quick Lock raised toilet seat

Product Number

FGB32000 0000
300 lb

Model

Carex 5" E-Z Lock raised toilet seat w/ adjustable armrests

Product Number

FGB30300 0000
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical 3.5" Premium raised toilet seat w/ removable arms, (riser)

Product Number

12402
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical 3.5" Premium raised toilet seat w/ removable arms, (riser)

Product Number

12403
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical 4.5" Premium raised toilet seat w/ arms and lock, (elongated)

Product Number

12013
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical 4.5" Premium raised toilet seat w/out arms

Product Number

12014
300 lb

Model

Graham Field 4.5" Lumex raised toilet seat w/ arms, (riser)

Product Number

6487RA
300 lb

Model

Homcom 5" raised toilet seat w/ removable arms

Product Number

UK811-030-NEW0331
300 lb

Model

JTPlus 4" raised toilet seat w/ handles

Product Number

13029832
300 lb

Model

Ktaxon 4" raised toilet seat

Product Number

WF1 -13030224
300 lb

Model

Mabis Healthcare 3.5" DMI toilet seat riser with arms

Product Number

522-1504-1900
300 lb

Model

Maddak 2" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (elongated)

Product Number

T725831002
300 lb

Model

Maddak 4" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (elongated)

Product Number

T725831004
300 lb

Model

Maddak 6" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (elongated)

Product Number

T725831006
300 lb

Model

Maddak 2" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (standard)

Product Number

T725841000
300 lb

Model

Maddak 4" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (standard)

Product Number

T725851000
300 lb

Model

Maddak 6" Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat, (standard)

Product Number

T725861000
300 lb

Model

Maddak 3.5" elevated toilet seat w/ arms, (riser - elongated)

Product Number

T725753311
300 lb

Model

Maddak 3.5" elevated toilet seat w/ arms, (riser - standard)

Product Number

T725753211
300 lb

Model

Maddak 5" Lock-On elevated toilet seat w/ arms

Product Number

T725753111
300 lb

Model

Maddak 5" Lock-On elevated toilet seat w/out arms

Product Number

T725753101
300 lb

Model

McKesson 5" raised toilet seat w/ handles

Product Number

146-RTL12027RA
300 lb

Model

Medline 4.5" heavy duty raised toilet seat

Product Number

MSDS80318RW
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" raised toilet seat riser (standard)

Product Number

8342 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" raised toilet seat riser (elongated)

Product Number

8341 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" raised toilet seat riser w/ arms (standard)

Product Number

8344 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" raised toilet seat riser w/ arms (elongated)

Product Number

8343 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" hinged toilet seat riser (standard)

Product Number

8345 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 3.5" hinged toilet seat riser (elongated)

Product Number

8346 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 5" raised toilet seat w/ detachable arms

Product Number

8351 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 5" raised toilet seat / detachable arms

Product Number

8353 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 5" locking raised toilet seat

Product Number

8350 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 5" raised toilet seat

Product Number

8352 - R
300 lb

Model

Nova 5" raised toilet seat

Product Number

8340 - R
300 lb

Model

PCP 4" raised standard toilet seat

Product Number

7024
300 lb

Model

Roscoe Medical 5.5" raised toilet seat

Product Number

BTH - RTS
300 lb

Model

Vaunn Medical 4.5" Clamp-On raised toilet seat, (standard)

Product Number

M701 - A3

Raised toilet seats with a 330 lb weight capacity

330 lb

Model

Etac Cloo adjustable 2-5" raised toilet seat

Product Number

--
330 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper VI 4.3" raised toilet seat

Product Number

500430
330 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper VII 4.3" raised toilet seat w/ lid, adjustable frame and armrests

Product Number

500431
330 lb

Model

Homecraft Taunton 2" raised toilet seat

Product Number

091079359
330 lb

Model

Homecraft Taunton 4" raised toilet seat

Product Number

091079367
330 lb

Model

Homecraft Taunton 6" raised toilet seat

Product Number

091079383
330 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare 2.25-5.25" adjustable raised toilet seat with armrests

Product Number

NRS M35355

Raised toilet seats with a 350 lb weight capacity

 

350 lb

Model

Maddak 3" Basic open front elevated toilet seat

Product Number

T725790000
350 lb

Model

Maddak 3" hinged elevated toilet seat, (elongated)

Product Number

T725711005
350 lb

Model

Maddak 3" hinged elevated toilet seat, (standard)

Product Number

T725711000

Raised toilet seats with a 400 lb weight capacity

400 lb

Model

Aquasenes Portable 4 inch raised toilet seat

Product Number

770 610
400 lb

Model

Drive Medical 4" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

12065
400 lb

Model

Drive Medical 4" raised toilet seat w/out lid

Product Number

RTL12064
400 lb

Model

Drive Medical 6" raised toilet seat w/out lid

Product Number

12066
400 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper I 4.3" raised toilet seat

Product Number

500400
400 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper II 4.3" raised toilet seat

Product Number

500410
400 lb

Model

Herdegen Clipper III 4.3″ raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

500411
400 lb

Model

Herdegen Contact Plus 5" raised toilet seat, w/ lid

Product Number

500300
400 lb

Model

Herdegen Contact Plus 5" raised toilet seat, w/out lid

Product Number

500300
400 lb

Model

Maddak Extra wide Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat w/ aluminum legs

Product Number

T725881000
400 lb

Model

McKesson raised toilet seat

Product Number

146RTL12064
400 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare 4.5" Comfort raised toilet seat

Product Number

NRS F21565

Raised toilet seats with a 420 lb weight capacity

420 lb

Model

Aidapt Ashby 4" Super Quick-Fit Raised Toilet Seat

Product Number

VR218
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Senator 4" raised toilet seat w/out

Product Number

VR223
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Senator 4" raised toilet seat w/lid

Product Number

VR223L
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Senator 2" raised toilet seat w/out

Product Number

VR222
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Senator 2" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

VR222L
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 6" raised toilet seat w/out lid

Product Number

VR224E
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 6" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

VR224H
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 4" raised toilet seat w/out lid

Product Number

VR224D
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 4" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

VR224G
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 2" raised toilet seat w/out lid

Product Number

VR224C
420 lb

Model

Aidapt Viscount 2" raised toilet seat w/ lid

Product Number

VR224F
420 lb

Model

Gima 5"raised toilet seat with reclining armrests

Product Number

27751
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Ashby 2" Easy fit raised toilet seat

Product Number

63122
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Ashby 4" Easy fit raised toilet seat

Product Number

63144
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Ashby 6" Easy fit raised toilet seat

Product Number

63166
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 2" raised toilet seat w/out lid, (standard)

Product Number

081305507
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 4" raised toilet seat w/out lid, (standard)

Product Number

081305523
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 6" raised toilet seat w/out lid, (standard)

Product Number

081305549
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 2" raised toilet seat w/ lid, (standard)

Product Number

081305515
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 4" raised toilet seat w/ lid, (standard)

Product Number

081305531
420 lb

Model

Homecraft Savanah 6" raised toilet seat w/ lid, (standard), Prod. No. 081305556

Product Number

081305556
420 lb

Model

NRS Nuv0 2" toilet seat raiser (riser) Prod. No. NRS M11119

Product Number

NRS M11119
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Linton Plus 2" raised toilet seat, Prod. No. NRS M53163

Product Number

NRS M53163
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Linton Plus 4" raised toilet seat, Prod. No. NRS M53175

Product Number

NRS M53175
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Linton Plus 6" raised toilet seat, Prod. No. NRS P42446

Product Number

NRS P42446
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Stanton 6" raised toilet seat w/ lid, Prod. No. NRS N05289

Product Number

NRS N05289
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Stanton 6" raised toilet seat w/out lid, Prod. No. NRS N05266

Product Number

NRS N05266
420 lb

Model

Performance Health Novelle 3" Clip-On raised toilet seat, Prod. No. F2514

Product Number

F2514

Raised toilet seats with a 485 lb weight capacity

485 lb

Model

Gordon Eliss Serenity 6"raised toilet seat w/ lid, Prod. No. 64626/AL

Product Number

64626/AL
485 lb

Model

Gordon Eliss Serenity 6"raised toilet seat w/out lid, Prod. No. 64606

Product Number

64606
485 lb

Model

Gordon Ellis Serenity 4" raised toilet seat w/ lid, Prod. No. 64624/AL

Product Number

64624/AL
485 lb

Model

Gordon Ellis Serenity 4" raised toilet seat w/out lid, Prod. No. 64604

Product Number

64604
485 lb

Model

Gordon Ellis Serenity 2" raised toilet seat w/ lid, Prod. No. 64622/AL

Product Number

64622/AL
485 lb

Model

Gordon Ellis Serenity 2"raised toilet seat w/out lid, Prod. No. 64602

Product Number

64602

Raised toilet seats with a 500 lb weight capacity

500 lb

Model

Carex 4.25" Safe-Lock raised toilet seat

Product Number

B31300 0000

Raised toilet seats with a 600 lb weight capacity

600 lb

Model

Maddak Extra wide Tall-Ette elevated toilet seat with steel legs

Product Number

T725882000

Raised toilet seats with a 800 lb weight capacity

800 lb

Model

Big John 1.5" standard toilet seat w/ lid, (universal)

Product Number

6-W

Raised toilet seats with a 1200 lb weight capacity

1200 lb

Model

Big John 2.5 " original toilet seat w/lid, (universal)

Product Number

1-W
1200 lb

Model

Big John 2.5 " original toilet seat w/lid, (universal)

Product Number

2-CR
1200 lb

Model

Big John 2.5 " original toilet seat w/lid, open front, (universal)

Product Number

3-W
1200 lb

Model

Big John 2.5 " original toilet seat w/out lid, open front (universal)

Product Number

4-W
1200 lb

Model

Big John 2.5 " classic toilet seat w/out lid, open front (universal)

Product Number

7-W

Safety frames with raised toilet seats with a 200 – 300 lb weight capacity

220 lb

Model

Lattice commode toilet seat and frame

Product Number

--
275 lb

Model

PCP raised toilet seat and safety frame 2-in-1

Product Number

PCP 70077
280 lb

Model

Homecraft uni-frame folding toilet frame w/ seat

Product Number

49338
280 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia raised toilet seat and frame

Product Number

VR157
280 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia raised toilet seat and frame, floor fixed

Product Number

VR158

Safety frames with raised toilet seats with a 300 – 400 lb weight capacity

330 lb

Model

Aidapt President Bariatric raised toilet seat and frame, adjustable height

Product Number

VR219AL
340 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia raised toilet seat and frame w/ clip on seat

Product Number

VR157FC
340 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia raised toilet seat and frame w/ lid

Product Number

VR215
340 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia bariatric raised toilet seat and frame w/ lid

Product Number

VR215B

Safety frames with raised toilet seats with a 400 – 500 lb weight capacity

420 lb

Model

Homecraft Deluxe Sterling toilet frame

Product Number

081124585
420 lb

Model

Aidapt President Bariatric raised toilet seat and frame adjustable height and width

Product Number

VR220
420 lb

Model

Ashby Lux toilet seat and frame, adjustable height

Product Number

VR213
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray lite toilet frame and seat, width adjustable

Product Number

NRS M66613 or N36974 (assembled)
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray lite toilet frame and seat

Product Number

NRS M66625
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray lite toilet frame and seat, "510" version

Product Number

NRS M92740
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray toilet seat and frame, adjustable width

Product Number

NRS M11089
420 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray toilet seat and frame

Product Number

NRS M9273

Safety frames with raised toilet seats with a 500 – 600 lb weight capacity

540 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia bariatric raised toilet seat and frame

Product Number

VR157B
540 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia bariatric raised toilet seat and frame, fixed floor

Product Number

VR158B
540 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia bariatric raised toilet seat and frame w/ lid

Product Number

VR215B
550 lb

Model

Aidapt Solo Skandia Bariatric raised toilet seat and frame

Product Number

VR215B
550 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray toilet seat and frame, Extra wide

Product Number

NRS M48805
550 lb

Model

NRS Healthcare Mowbray toilet seat and frame floor fixed, Extra wide

Product Number

NRS M48817
560 lb

Model

Aidapt President Bariatric raised toilet seat and frame, adjustable height, aluminum

Product Number

VR219
560 lb

Model

Aidapt Cosby bariatric toilet seat and frame

Product Number

VR224

Portable bedside commodes with a 200 – 300 lb weight capacity

220 lb

Model

Lattice folding bedside commode

Product Number

--
250 lb

Model

Medline steel drop arm commode

Product Number

MDS89668
250 lb

Model

Nova drop arm 3-in-1 commode

Product Number

8900W
260 lb

Model

Elite Care lightweight folding commode

Product Number

ECCOM1
280 lb

Model

SXRL folding bedside commode with padded seat

Product Number

707-549
280 lb

Model

ZXXX folding bedside commode

Product Number

YS-300

Portable bedside commodes with a 300 – 400 lb weight capacity

300 lb

Model

Carex folding bedside commode

Product Number

B341-00
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical deluxe steel drop arm commode

Product Number

11125KD-1
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical shower padded commode w/ wheels

Product Number

11114KD-1
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical drop arm commode

Product Number

11125KD-1A
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical drop arm commode with wheels with padded armrests

Product Number

11101W-2
300 lb

Model

Drive Medical drop arm commode with padded seat

Product Number

11125PSKD-1
300 lb

Model

Guardian drop arm bedside commode

Product Number

98202
300 lb

Model

Healthline drop arm bedside commode with padded seat

Product Number

--
300 lb

Model

Lifestyle Mobility Aids folding 3-in-1 steel commode

Product Number

B3400F
300 lb

Model

Lifestyle Mobility Aids folding 3-in-1 commode with elongated opening

Product Number

B3500F
300 lb

Model

Lifestyle Mobility Aids steel drop arm commode

Product Number

B3900
300 lb

Model

Lumex drop arm 3-in-1 commode

Product Number

6433A
300 lb

Model

MedPro Homecare commode chair

Product Number

770-315
300 lb

Model

Nova folding commode

Product Number

8700-S
300 lb

Model

Nova drop arm padded commode

Product Number

8901W
300 lb

Model

Performance Health adjustable drop arm commode

Product Number

081512839
300 lb

Model

Probasics 3-in-1 steel commode

Product Number

BS31C
300 lb

Model

Probasics drop arm 3-in-1 commode

Product Number

BSDAC
300 lb

Model

Platinum Health UltraCommode bedside commode and folding shower chair

Product Number

--
310 lb

Model

Mor Medical New Era PVC rolling commode chair

Product Number

DNE-118-3TWL
340 lb

Model

Aidapt Essex height adjustable commode

Product Number

VR161G
350 lb

Model

Drive Medical 3-in-1 Competitive Edge folding commode

Product Number

11148CE-4
350 lb

Model

Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode

Product Number

RTL11158KDR
350 lb

Model

Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode

Product Number

11148N-4
350 lb

Model

Drive Medical steel folding bedside commode

Product Number

11148-1
350 lb

Model

Guardian padded drop arm commode

Product Number

98204
350 lb

Model

Homecraft Heavy-duty 3-in-1 commodes

Product Number

081437862
350 lb

Model

Homecraft drop arm padded commode

Product Number

081706399
350 lb

Model

Medline Guardian deluxe bedside commode

Product Number

G30213-1F
350 lb

Model

Medline 3-in-1 steel bedside commode

Product Number

MDS89664KDMBG
350 lb

Model

Probasics 3-in-1 folding commode

Product Number

BSFC
375 lb

Model

Aidapt Essex height adjustable commode

Product Number

VR161
385 lb

Model

Mor Medical New Era PVC 22" wide shower commode chair, with wheels

Product Number

DNE-122-3TWL

Portable bedside commodes with a 400 – 500 lb weight capacity

400 lb

Model

Lumex imperial collection 3-in-1 bedside commode

Product Number

7446A-2
400 lb

Model

TFI Healthcare wide 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat

Product Number

3224G
400 lb

Model

TFI Healthcare 3-in-1 commode w/ elongated seat

Product Number

3223G
400 lb

Model

TFI Healthcare drop arm commode w/ elongated seat

Product Number

3225
400 lb

Model

Tuffcare M450 extra wide 3-in-1 commode chair

Product Number

M450
435 lb

Model

Mor Medical New Era PVC bariatric 26" wide commode shower chair

Product Number

DNE-126-4TWL
450 lb

Model

Probasics heavy duty Wide Commode

Product Number

BSB31C
450 lb

Model

Tuffcare extra wide drop arm commode chair

Product Number

M470
470 lb

Model

Performance Health drop arm commode

Product Number

081299338

Portable bedside commodes with a 500 – 600 lb weight capacity

500 lb

Model

Healthline bariatric drop arm bedside commode

Product Number

HL7206-2
500 lb

Model

Homecraft heavy-duty drop arm commode

Product Number

081611110
500 lb

Model

Nova heavy duty commode w/ extra wide seat

Product Number

8582
500 lb

Model

Performance Health Briggs heavy-duty commode

Product Number

081437862
500 lb

Model

Performance Health Hip commode

Product Number

081512821
545 lb

Model

Aidapt Sussex bariatric commode

Product Number

VR221

Portable bedside commodes with a 600 – 700 lb weight capacity

600 lb

Model

Lumex 6438A imperial collection 3-in-1 steel drop arm

Product Number

6438A
600 lb

Model

Performance Health heavy-duty 3-in-1 drop arm commode

Product Number

081202704
650 lb

Model

Drive Deluxe bariatric commode

Product Number

11130-2
650 lb

Model

Drive folding bariatric commode

Product Number

11117N-1
650 lb

Model

Probasics bariatric commode extra wide seat

Product Number

BSB24C
650 lb

Model

Probasics heavy duty drop-arm commode

Product Number

BSBDAC

Portable bedside commodes with a 700 – 800 lb weight capacity

700 lb

Model

Performance Health heavy-duty commode w/ elongated seat

Product Number

081261767
700 lb

Model

Performance Health drop arm all-in-one commode

Product Number

081110287
700 lb

Model

TF1 3240 Extra large bedside commode w/ elongated seat

Product Number

3240

Portable bedside commodes with a 800 – 900 lb weight capacity

800 lb

Model

Big John Commode chair, adjustable legs

Product Number

BJBC
850 lb

Model

Model 724DAU Bedside commode w/ drop arms

Product Number

724DAU
850 lb

Model

Model 724DAL Bedside commode, w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed

Product Number

724DAL
850 lb

Model

Model 724DAR Bedside commode, w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed

Product Number

724DAR
850 lb

Model

Model 724T Bedside commode w/ fixed arms

Product Number

724T

Portable bedside commodes with a 1000 lb weight capacity

1000 lb

Model

Drive Bariatric drop arm commode

Product Number

11135-1
1000 lb

Model

Homecraft deluxe bariatric drop arm commode

Product Number

081706381
1000 lb

Model

Model 730 Bedside commode w/ fixed arms

Product Number

730

Portable bedside commodes with a 1500 lb weight capacity

1500 lb

Model

Model 736DAU Bedside commode w/ fixed arms

Product Number

736DAU
1500 lb

Model

Model 736DAL Bedside commode w/ left drop arm, right arm fixed

Product Number

736DAL
1500 lb

Model

Model 736DAR Bedside commode w/ right drop arm, left arm fixed

Product Number

736DAR

 

I hope that this list has been of help to you, and that you have found the raised seat that you wanted, and it’s relevant weight capacity.

I took all the weights from the manufacturers websites.

Good luck.

 

Who can benefit from a raised toilet seat ?

The standard height of a toilet seat – 15 inches from the floor to the seat – for individuals with mobility problems, is typically too low to make sitting down and standing up easy, safe or comfortable.

Elderly adults, people with mobility and balance issues, and anyone with one of the following health conditions can also benefit from a raised toilet seat –

 

  • arthritis
  • spinal conditions
  • obesity
  • Parkinson’s
  • hip replacement surgery
  • knee replacement surgery

 

If you want to learn more about the benefits of raised toilet seats, you can take a look at my article “How Does A Raised Toilet Seat Help?”

 

How high should a raised toilet seat be ?

The height of a raised toilet seat should be enough that when the user sits, their hip is no lower than the back of their bent knee, especially if it is for someone who is recovering from a hip replacement.

The seat should also not be so high that the person’s feet are dangling in the air, as this may cause the feet to go to sleep by restricting the circulation, leading to falls when standing up.

To learn more about the correct raised toilet seat height, you can check out my post on how to measure and calculate that,  here – “How High Should A Raised Toilet Seat Be ?”.

Raised toilet seats, or risers, which fix to the toilet, come in a range of fixed heights from 1 to 6 inches, with a small number of models having an adjustable height of 2 to 6 inches.

Freestanding raised toilet seats, which are placed over the toilet, are height adjustable, typically having a seat height range from 17 to 23 inches above the floor. Some models’ seats even go as high as 27 1/2 inches from the floor.

You will find examples of the different types of raised toilet seats and their heights in the post listed above. 

How to choose a raised toilet seat ?

 

To choose which type of raised toilet is suitable for the user, you also want to consider –

 

  • the features on offer on the different types of seat
  • the amount of time you need the raised toilet seat for
  • the environment where the seat is going – space ? Clutter ? Access ?
  • the health and age of the user
  • medical issues and medications

Features to consider on a raised toilet seat

 
The important features that you want to keep in mind when looking at the raised toilet seats are –

  • height – what height seat is correct for you
  • weight – we have already dealt with this here
  • portability – some seats are very large and bulky, and others are designed to be portable
  • what toilet shape do you have – is the seat you are looking at a universal fit, or is it just for an elongated or round toilet – this only applies to models which attach to the toilet, not to freestanding models
  • freestanding models – do you want a model which is in a frame and is placed over the toilet – I prefer these models for anyone who is frail and struggles to sit, or is visually impaired
  • hinged risers – most seats which attach to the toilet are fixed in place and will need to be unfastened for you to clean underneath, hinged risers have a hinge which allows you to lift the seat and clean underneath without undoing it
  • raised toilet seats which attach to the toilet – what type of locking system you need, or do you want a freestanding model
  • armrests – if the seat is for someone who is visually impaired, frail or suffers from balance issues, armrests are better
  • seat width – seats come in a whole range of sizes on the freestanding models, which is good news for those with larger thighs
  • elongated seats – these seats are deeper and offer easier access for personal cleaning
  • seats for larger individuals often have elongated seats to help facilitate cleaning – this mainly applies to bedside commodes used as raised toilet seats
  • padded seats – you may want this for greater comfort
  • a seat with or without lid
  • materials – the freestanding models are way more solid, and are built on either aluminum or steel frames

If you are looking for a bedside commode to use as a raised toilet seat for a larger person, you can check out each of these articles –

“Raised Toilet Seats For A Large Person : The complete guide”

“Do Bedside Commodes Come In Different Sizes ?”

“How Wide Is A Bariatric Commode ?”

To find out more about what toilet design you have, you can check my article illustrating how to do this –

“How To Measure For A Raised toilet seat ?”

If you are looking for a really tall raised toilet seat, you can take a look at my post “What Is The Highest Raised Toilet Seat ?”, which list a large number of the tallest seats, across the different types.

You can then ask yourself lots of questions about –

 

  • the environment where the seat is going – space ? Clutter ? Access ?
  • the health and age of the user
  • any particular medical reasons for using the raised toilet seat i.e. surgeries, illnesses and medications

 

If you want more specific advice on how to choose a raised toilet seat, I have a very in-depth article which outlines all the questions you should be asking yourself, along with a PDF that you can download and print out for free – “How To Choose A Raised Toilet Seat ?”

Best raised toilet seats for the elderly ?

If you want to read a post on choosing seats for more elderly adults, with recommendations for specific raised toilet seats in different situations, you can find that here – Best Raised Toilet Seats For Elderly Seniors: A Detailed Guide With Prices

I’m Gareth, the author and 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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