Shorten the distance needed to get the toilet and prevent falls.Shower and bedside commodes are great for providing extra safety when you go to the bathroom, they do this by increasing your mobility and preventing falls. In this guide we will discuss the differences between a bedside commode and a shower commode.
WHAT IS A SHOWER COMMODE?A Shower Commode can be used both in and outside of your shower. The main benefit is that they have wheels on the bottom to keep the patient on the commode while pushing into the shower or around the home.
WHAT IS A BEDSIDE COMMODE?Bedside commodes are placed at your bedside and do not have wheels. They are great for reducing the distance needed to go to the bathroom.
BENEFITS OF COMMODES
- Reduce the distance to the toilet
- Reduce the likelihood of a fall occurring
- Removable bucket to dispose of waste
- Easy to clean
WHAT DO I NEED TO CONSIDER?
- Weight capacity
- With or without wheels
- Type of armrests
- Mobility of the user
As you can see there are a number of things to consider before purchasing a commode, consider asking the user directly what they would be comfortable using and get the opinion of a medical professional before purchasing a commode to maximise the comfort and safety.