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I need to purchase two toilet seat lifts for my mother. I need to get arms, so I would like to buy one that already comes with the arms.

However, I need to find one that is only 2" or 3" and that is is the lowest cost but sturdy. So far, most of them are 3.5" (found some around the $70 mark) or I did find one that is is 2" and that costs about $180.

Does anyone know of any 2" models with arms that are around the $70 mark? Or, if you know of any that are significantly cheaper than $181, that would be a start.

I see that many have weight limits of 250 or 300 and that would be more than sufficient. Mom currently weighs 150 and I doubt she'll ever again hit 200.

By the way, Mom has a walker. I kind of wonder if I should just get the elevated seat and if the walker would be sufficient to help her instead of worrying about arms. Unfortunately, Mom often forgets to bring her walker to the bathroom, so I think I probably should make the effort to include the arms.

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Mom has a transfer bench and holds onto that in the tub/shower. We don't have anything in the bathroom and, just out of the hospital, she's just struggling to get up - she doesn't have the energy. There are grab bars you can buy to put around the toilet but the toilet is still pretty low - I think it's not sufficient if I only add the bars to it. The toilet isn't close-enough to the wall on both sides to add bars to the walls, either.
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Yes, you still should get the potty seat like Windyridge said. My grandfathers new toilet is a little higher then the old ones but the flusher part is behind the lid, hard to get to for him anyways. Not sure how many different types they have. Also ,does your mom have those "grab bars" on the shower walls, and around the toilet? They come in handy for my grandpa, and will be installing them for my dad. I prefer the ones drilled into the wall instead of the suctioned to make sure they are secure.
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Btw, this seat is on of the best things I've done for mom. She wa struggling to get on and off the toilet and had fallen a few times. Small things like this can be a huge help for elders. I was worried about dad (dementia) trying to remove it but he hardly seemed to notice.
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Don't buy the riser type that bolts to the commode. I tried that for my mom and it was to unstable. Get a potty chair like you see in hospitals and nursing homes. You just place it over the toilet, it has sturdy arms you it will adjust up an down several inches. Any home medical supply store has these. I think they run about 60 to 75 bucks.
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I should have mentioned this to my spouse. When I told him about this issue, his comment was this:
"For $181, it's probably cheaper to buy a new toilet and buy the arms, separately. I think you can get them from plumbing supply stores."

Of course, if no-one in your house would install the toilet, you have to add the cost of the plumber.

For now, I'd still like to keep it simple and find the elevated seats - I just wanted to pass along the toilet option in case someone else in the same situation is interested.
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