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Bariatric Bedside Commodes

Previously we've written an overview of a bedside commode. If overweight or obese, using a bariatric bedside commode can make toileting much easier and safer. For bariatric individuals, bedside commodes are an ideal solution to provide safe and comfortable independent toileting. The higher weight capacity of bariatric commodes allows for more stability and can reduce the risk of falls while someone is trying to get from their bed or chair to the bathroom. With these large commodes, bariatric individuals can have a safe and secure toileting experience, allowing them to remain independent.


What is a bedside commode?


A bedside commode is a medical device that helps elderly individuals or those with limited mobility to use the toilet without leaving their beds or chair. It is essentially a toilet seat placed next to the bed or chair, and the individual uses it as if they were using a regular toilet. This can be helpful for those who have difficulty walking or who are unable to stand for long periods of time. There are various bedside commodes, including bariatric bedside commodes, designed for larger patients.


How are toilet commodes cleaned?


It is important to keep commodes clean and hygienic. Cleaning bariatric commodes should include wiping down the frame, armrests, and footrests with a cloth or sponge and mild soap and water. The toilet seat should be removed and wiped with a disinfectant such as bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Some people also like to use new bedside commode liners each time the bariatric commode is used. After cleaning and disinfecting, the bariatric bedside commode should be allowed to air dry before being put back in use.


What differentiates bariatric commodes from standard commodes?


Bariatric bedside commodes are designed to support larger individuals with higher weight capacities than standard commodes. These commodes also feature a wider design and heavy-duty frame, as well as multiple types of armrests and footrests for added comfort. Additionally, a bariatric commode chair often includes backrests and support bars, making them more suitable for bariatric individuals.




For bariatric individuals, bariatric bedside commodes are an ideal solution to provide safe and comfortable independent toileting. With higher weight capacities and additional amenities for comfort, they make toileting much easier and safer.


Buy a bariatric commode today at ProHeal or talk to one of our dedicated reps to learn which product is best for you.








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