Why a portable commode is a game changer for families
One of the elements of all Showerbuddy systems is the portable commode function. A portable commode is a combination of a seat, body support and bucket to facilitate bowel movements without needing to be placed over the toilet. There’s a number of reasons why a portable commode makes sense for families to make use of for those moments where the toilet isn’t nearby.
Reducing accidents in the home
A portable commode all but eliminates this hurried trip. By nature, its portability allows it to be placed near the user – and in the case of Showerbuddy the portable commode may double as a general mobility chair.
Convenience from the bed
Depending on the level of mobility, this may be assisted by a carer or loved one, or the individual may be able to manage this movement on their own.
Travel away from the home no longer a stress
Another good reason to bring a portable commode on your travels away from home is when you’re travelling to places where a public restroom or home bathroom isn’t available or nearby. A good example of this is a relaxing trip through the park, at the beach or lookouts. Having the portable commode with the group and a practical way of handling waste will remove the tether to restrooms – more freedom can only be a good thing.
Any toilet becomes compatible
A portable commode chair eliminates the stress that a toilet is too high, too low or not secure enough. It provides all the stability, while the toilet is merely a receptacle and means to dispose easily. The transfer from a wheelchair or other mobility equipment onto a public toilet can be fraught with hazards and risks of injury. A portable commode with wheels such as those Showerbuddy offers (take the SB7e for example), allows the user to be easily placed in the chair before even entering a restroom. No transfers are necessary once inside the toilet.
Easy to clean for loved ones
Beyond the functionality or convenience a portable commode offers, the ease of clean up is something any family will appreciate.
A portable commode should come with a removable bucket made of durable plastic that can be easily washed after disposal of its contents. The whole unit should also be easy to clean and dry should that be required. With the amount of tasks throughout the day a family will support their loved one with, a portable commode can save everyone lots of time and stress.
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The information in this article is intended as general information only and is not a replacement for official health guidance by your local medical providers. Please always consult an occupational therapist and/or local healthcare for more specific guidance.