Raised toilet seats, also known as toilet seat risers or booster toilet seats are simple yet very effective independent living aids or daily living aids that can be used in the toilet for the elderly (handicap), disabled or mobility impaired users.
Raised toilet seat or toilet risers can be placed over an existing toilet bowl in order to increase the height of a standard toilet, this is particularly helpful for users who have muscle problems, joint stiffness or knee problems as it reduces the distance that a user has to travel to get on and off the toilet seat.
Types of raised toilet seats and toilet seat risers:
There are a few different types of options that you can find in the marketplace for raised toilet seats, the main difference between raised toilet seats is their level of elevation or height, other than this, you can expect to find the following:
Raised toilet seats or elevated toilet seat with and without lids
Raised toilet seats or toilet risers with and without toilet support arms
Raised toilet seats or toilet risers with a locking mechanism
Portable raised toilet seats
Rubber raised toilet seats
More about evekare’s range of raised toilet seats and toilet seat risers:
Different levels of elevation: evekare currently has options ranging from 2 inches to 4.7 inches.
Build material: Our raised toilet seats are built using polypropylene or rubber that is lightweight and portable.
Portable or fixed options: evekare has a number of different models that can either be fixed using a bottom fixing kit (screws) or can be simply placed over an existing toilet.
Different weight-bearing capacity:evekare’s range of raised toilet seats can take up to 330 lb in weight.
Suits most toilet bowls:Comes with an adjustable bracket to suit most toilet bowls.
When do you consider purchasing a raised toilet seat?
When a person has knee (joint) problems and is finding it difficult to sit and rise from a standard toilet bowl.
If the user experiences leg muscle problems.
When installing an accessible toilet suite is not an option.
When the user needs more support than a grab rail can offer, raised toilet seats with arms is a good option.
What you need to look for when buying a raised toilet seat or toilet riser?
The dimensions and shape of the toilet bowl: Please ascertain the shape of your toilet bowl i.e. is it elongated or round? Next, take measurements of the bowl from end to end.
The weight-bearing capacity:Every toilet riser comes with a weight-bearing capacity, it is important that you know the user’s weight prior to purchasing the raised toilet seat.
The level of elevation: Much like the weight-bearing capacity, each toilet seat has a different elevation level. It is important the user tests the raised toilet seat prior to deciding the elevation level that suits them the best. Generally speaking, elevation levels can range from 2 inches to up to approximately 5 inches.
The installation method: There are 3 installation methods, using screws, brackets or simply by placing over a toilet bowl. Clamps or brackets can also be adjusted which allows the seats to be placed over a wide range of toilet bowls.
The material with which the toilet seat has been made: Toilet seat risers come in two options when it comes to build material, polypropylene or rubber, the latter being softer is recommended for users who are prone to pressure sores.
With or without cover/lid: A toilet riser with a lid is a more hygienic option as compared to one without a lid.
Support Arms:Support arms built into a toilet riser or a raised toilet seat is an excellent addition as it combines two toilet aids into the one. Support arms are recommended if the user is on the heavier side or needs more support to get on and off the raised toilet seat.