When getting to the bathroom on time becomes an issue, bedside commodes or commode chairsmay be the solution you need. These portable toilet chairs act as a bedside toilet and have a waste receptacle that is easy to remove and empty.
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Benefits of Using Commodes
Individuals who have unexpected, immediate urges to use the restroom may require a bedside commode to prevent accidents at night. This is especially relevant for those who have high mobility and want to preserve their dignity and independence.
While severely disabled patients may simply line their beds with a waterproof bed pad or wear a disposable diaper. They have full mobility will often prefer the option of staying clean and dry by using a more easily accessible toilet.
Elderly people or those with disabilities who have full bladder control. They may still struggle with getting to the bathroom in time during the night. This is common when a person has the ability to get up and walk around but struggles due to pain, confusion, or slow movements.
Instead of stumbling through their homes, or needing to rush to the bathroom, these people can greatly benefit from having a bedside toilet bench seat that they can use, and just empty in the morning.
Some of the reasons why a bedside toilet may be required even for individuals who have no problem getting to the bathroom independently and with enough time during the day are as follows:
- Sleeping people are less attuned to the nerve signals responsible for letting them know when their bladder is full, leading them to having a shorter window in which they are aware of the need to urinate.
- Elderly patients with dementia face serious risks of falling and otherwise hurting themselves in the dark.
- Individuals with disabilities that require mobility aids of any sort – such as wheelchairs, knee walkers, or prosthetics – may have a more difficult time getting up and getting themselves into a fully mobile state.
- Some people are hooked up nightly to machines (such as CPAPs or health monitors), tubes, IV drip lines, or other devices that make it difficult to move far away from their bed. Read more