At HPFY, we have a safe and comfortable collection of raised toilet seats that enhance an individual’s experience of using a toilet bowl.
With aging comes diminished physical abilities. The elderly can be at risk going to the bathroom. Without assistance a slip and fall can lead to a break or fracture which can be dangerous to the elderly. Assisting a patient with toileting can be as simple as using the proper toileting aids and techniques.
Raised toilet seat is attached to an existing toilet seat to increase its height. It minimizes the distance a person has to cover while sitting down or getting up a toilet seat.
Believe it or not, the waste our bodies produce can actually be hazardous to us, so it is imperative to be able to use the toilet in a safe and proper manner. However, sometimes there are circumstances that can make going to the bathroom a challenging endeavor. Old age, injury or disease can negatively impact our ability to expel waste in a safe manner and our bathrooms can be our biggest enemies. Using a commode chair that suits your needs can make this crucial activity simpler, easier and safer.
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury to our older population. A fall can happen anywhere; on the stairs, outside on unlevel terrain, and especially our bathroom. Our bathrooms are loaded with slippery surfaces just waiting to reach out and grab us.
There is a bend in our digestive tracts between the rectum and anus in an upright position, which stops us from pooping. It is similar to a bend in a garden hose that stops the flow of water. When sitting on the toilet seat, with knees at a right angle, our puborectalis muscle (the muscle responsible for continence) relaxes only partially.
This type of transfer bench is very different from the other types of benches as in this; the user simply sits on a seat and then slides to the other side, usually on rails or a sliding frame. This reduces friction in movement considerably and makes it easy for more highly dependent patients.
Perhaps the most dangerous room in the home for anyone with a disability is the bathroom. Traditional bathrooms do not even come close to providing the disabled with a safe and accessible environment. But there are several steps you can take to make sure your bathroom is more handicap-accessible.
No matter how hard we try, gravity works. It’s always there pulling us down, but as we age old man gravity’s pull on us can become dangerous. Falls are a leading cause of injuries and hospital stays, especially in the elderly. The CDC reports that 1 in 3 older adults (65 or older) fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries.
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