Choosing a Toilet Safety Rail
There are a few critical factors to consider when deciding on the perfect toilet safety rail for your bathroom. Every bathroom is different, as are the needs of every senior aging in place, so we’ve set out to recommend a wide variety of products to cover a wide range of users.
The size of the rail is something you want to pay attention to, and it is something we see that becomes the biggest problem for most seniors. Most do not have a large bathroom with sufficient space on the sides of the toilet, so a raised toilet seat or a frame that hooks up directly to the toilet may be a better option for you if space is limited.
You want to be certain you get a safety rail that is going to hold up. A unit that is sturdy will prevent slips and falls that could prove dangerous for seniors.
The most durable options are the stand-alone frames that go around the toilet rather than directly onto it. These rails are usually more durable than the ones that bolt directly to the toilet because they offer an entire support frame. You do not have to worry about these snapping or to break when you put your weight on them because the lower frame supports the area you use to push up.
Comfort may seem obvious but is a significant consideration. We all spend a good amount of time on the toilet, so you want to make sure you get something that feels good when you sit down and rest yourself on it. Look for products with padded armrests for added comfort. If you enjoy reading on the toilet, search for a unit with storage space for books or magazines.
Having the proper safety devices in your home is essential for aging in place, and bathroom safety rails can reliably prevent accidents when using the toilet. You should not have to struggle to get up and down in your bathroom, and a toilet safety rail can dramatically reduce the risk of a fall or accident in your home.
There are toilet safety rails to fit the need of every senior; whether it be a stand-alone rail or a unit that bolts directly to your toilet, you will find something above to meet your unique needs.