Toilet aids are products that help increase independence while using the restroom. These include wiping aids, bowel stimulators, and suppository inserters. These supplies can be especially helpful for seniors or people with limited mobility. Needing assistance to use the restroom can be uncomfortable for some people, but toilet aids increase privacy and independence.
Wiping aids are long, bent tools that help reach the perineal and sacral area while sitting on the toilet. This product is helpful for people who have limited movement of their arms. Toilet paper wraps around one end of the tool and is discarded without having to touch the tissue. A wiping aid can be used one-handed.
Bowel stimulators are designed to help produce a bowel movement when a person cannot do so naturally. People who have experienced spinal cord injuries may have to use bowel stimulators. The tool has a handle for stability and a tapered end for increased comfort. A bowel stimulator is an alternative to digital stimulation.
Suppository inserters help you insert a suppository into the proper position and correct depth. Some people may have a hard time determining how far to insert a suppository on their own. The inserters feature a hollow tube on the end that holds the suppository and a long handle to help reach. The suppository inserters we carry also have an adjustable strap on the end to secure it to your hand.
Express Medical Supply carries several other items to help people who may have mobility limitations. One example is a bedside commode, which is a portable toilet. This product decreases the distance you have to move when going from bed to the toilet. It also makes it simple to move yourself or someone else from the bed to the seat to use the restroom. We have bedside commodes with padded seats, drop-arm styles, and commodes that can also be used in the shower. We also sell the liners and pans needed to use the bedside commode.
If a person is able to use a traditional toilet, one product that increases safety while using the restroom is a large oversized toilet seat, such as a Big John toilet seat. They have a higher weight capacity, making them ideal for bariatric patients. Oversized toilet seats can also be helpful for senior citizens and people who are physically impaired. These heavy duty toilet seats provide a larger surface area to sit on, which can help people balance properly and support their own body.
A raised toilet seat is a tall toilet seat that is meant to reduce the distance that a person must bend to use the restroom. This can be particularly helpful people with arthritis or who are recovering from surgery. Raised toilet seats are easy to install and greatly reduce the risk of falling. Express Medical Supply carries different varieties, including padded toilet seats, elevated toilet seats with handles, and locking toilet seats.