Commodes make the lives of caregivers and those with mobility issues significantly easier. In some houses, bathroom areas can be small and cramped. A tight bathroom can make it difficult for caregivers to assist their patients.
That’s why a commode offers a safer, more convenient alternative. Rather than risking injury, commodes allow people with reduced mobility to use their toilet without making dangerous journeys: this is particularly relevant for night-time toilet trips.
Commodes can give a person their independence back. Keeping a commode chair close will require little help from a caregiver, if any help at all! Helping a loved one retain their dignity is crucial to providing care: using a commode toilet can help them do this.
Most people would likely reject accepting help using the toilet, as it can be a very private, somewhat embarrassing experience if they are unfamiliar with their caregiver.
Having a commode in your nursing home or residential facility can give your patients maximum privacy. Plus, the toilet bowl can be easily removed by any caregiver and efficiently disposed of.
Commode toilets are also cost-effective. If you’re using them regularly, it can keep water bill costs to a minimum. Rather than flushing every time you go, waste can be disposed of all in one.
Chair commodes require minimal maintenance to keep hygienic, as they are typically made with wipe-clean surfaces. Not to mention that high-quality toilet commodes can last for years, so you won’t have to worry about a quick replacement.