Anyone know about spring board toilet seats?

Follow
Share

Has anyone seen these advertised. I swear I saw something like this on amazon. It actually helps the person seated get a little extra push to get up. Let me know if anyone uses one of these.

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
8

Answers

Show:
Thank you for your suggestion, Blannie! I did call 911 several times before, and did get help. But the point is I have to be independent. I think some neighbors may not be happy for us living here. What I got so far from them were, I will help you when you move out", "Yes, we are interested in your property.", "When you don't need such and such - some valuable things - let us know.", "Why don't you move in our apartment (some Area Agency's stuff?", etc... I've never thought about people are so cold and indifferent.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

I don't think you should try that on your own if you're not a big, strapping woman. You could use a gait belt to help you, but you'd have to understand how to use it.

When my dad fell near the end of his life, we'd just call 911 and the firemen (always cute) would come and get him up. I wrestled him up one time when he fell in the bathroom after taking a shower. Getting a wet, 200-lb naked 90 year old man up off the floor was interesting, but since I AM a big, strapping corn-fed Illinois woman, I got him up. :) But I'm in my 60s and in pretty good shape. I think you're better off putting a pillow under his head and calling 911.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

This may be a different from toilet seat, but I am seriously looking for something to lift my husband from the floor/ground. Recently he has many times of dizzy spell and fell. He fell Last week, he could not stand up from the floor, and I hurt my back very bad while helping. Any idea?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

I've seen them online, but know little about them and haven't come across them in a clients home. I think they are on the expensive side. Installing a commode riser and using grab bars made for the commode also help with standing up form the toilet. I would shop around for prices and styles; look at reviews and you can call the manufacture about their product.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

I've tried a few toilet seats, but in our case a toilet safety frame with an elevated seat and four legs on the floor has worked best. Other options had trouble of being too wobbly. Some of the elevated toilet seats were so bad that I knew my parents would be thrown on the floor. If someone has enough strength in their arms, the 4-leg safety frames are pretty good. You can pick a good one up for $100 or a little more if you shop around. I can tell by looking at the pictures how strong they will be. I bought the same brand both times, but I don't remember what the brand name is.
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

There is a product that I call the "liftchair for the toilet" that will lift a person 13" and tilt forward similar to a liftchair. It is made by Stand-Aid in Iowa. Not cheap but anything is a bargain if it keeps someone safe and at home. Even though I specialize in bed mobility products I keep track of innovative products that can help people. I attend national tradeshows and see new items- would be glad to offer suggestions for various problems. Also some of the typical items sold are junk- my sister-in-law bought the toilet seat with the aluminum armrests. I installed it and the arms were so wobbly I took it off immediately and got something of better quality.
Helpful Answer (3)
Report

I also do not have any idea about it. In fact, I also would like to know know any sorts of AD complied toilets, bathtubs, etc.etc. It is very hard for me to find reasonably priced and effective ones around here. Could anyone suggest?
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Look for EZ Boost Toilet Seat on Amazon. I have no idea how they work, but they're not rated very well.

I have a raised toilet seat for my mom that has handles. It's much easier for her to get up from than from a regular low toilet seat. She also has a regular lift chair, but regularly forgets that she can get it to stand her up. Sigh.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.