Raised Toilet Seat
What is a raised toilet seat?
It is a plastic rim that can be fitted to the toilet. It raises the height of the toilet.
What is the purpose of a raised toilet seat?
The main use of a raised toilet seat is that it raises the overall toilet height. Therefore, the user need not move all the way down to sit and is not required to flex their hip and knees beyond 90 degrees.
Who can benefit from using a raised toilet seat?
- Individuals who have had hip surgery and are taking hip-related precautions,
- Individuals who have difficulty with their sit-to-stand transfer,
- Individuals with neurological issues,
- Individuals with pain in their lower limbs.
What is the disadvantage of a raised toilet seat?
It can become unclean quickly. It is fixed to the toilet and cannot be lifted up like a toilet seat, so can be difficult to use for those who urinate from a standing position.