Comfort Height Toilets are great for anyone with mobility issues. This is because the increase in height relieves pressure on the user’s knees and joints, creating a much more comfortable seating position. It also makes transferring on/off the toilet much easier and safer – especially when paired with a toilet frame.
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Loaned Following An Occupational Therapy Assessment & Contact With Social Care Services
Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hEDS), Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Migraine, Chronic Urticaria & Autism
When I first had an assessment with an occupational therapist she wanted to give me a toilet seat riser which is a donut shaped plastic ring which is placed on top of your toilet seat to raise the height to make getting on and off the toilet easier. At the time I didn’t take her up on the offer as I have a cat and didn’t want to risk her falling in and getting stuck. Plus, whilst I knew it would make my life easier, it was a step further than I was able to accept at the time. However, around 18 months later I was having my bathroom converted into a wetroom via a Disabled Facilities Grant from my local council so I decided to take the opportunity to replace my old toilet with a comfort height toilet which solved the problem without any obvious extra aids.
The seat on comfort height toilets is 2-4” higher than that of a standard toilet so it makes it easier to sit down and stand up for many people although not necessarily for those who are shorter in stature or for children. I’m 5’ 8 ½” so for me it was the perfect solution and I now have a toilet that’s easy to stand up from but is still a ‘normal’ toilet so you don’t notice any difference until you sit down; this is when some of my smaller guests find their legs swinging as they don’t quite reach the floor!