What are bedside commodes used for?
Bedside commodes are portable chairs with a toilet seat and a bucket or pan underneath, designed to be used by people who have difficulty accessing a regular toilet due to mobility or medical issues. They are commonly used in situations where a person cannot make it to the bathroom in time or cannot use a regular toilet due to physical limitations.
Bedside commodes can be used in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes. They are often used by individuals who are recovering from surgery or an illness, elderly individuals who have limited mobility, and people with disabilities or injuries that affect their ability to walk.
Bedside commodes can be placed next to a person’s bed for easy access during the night, or they can be moved to different locations throughout the day, as needed. They can also be used in conjunction with a toilet riser or safety frame, which can make it easier for a person to transition from a sitting to a standing position.
Overall, bedside commodes provide a safe and convenient way for individuals with mobility or medical issues to use the bathroom and maintain their independence and dignity.