Your washroom is the place where you don’t have to pamper anyone but yourself. It is the only place where you can get peace of mind without any unwanted interruption. You can listen to soft music, read the newspapers or even solve a puzzle while attending to the call of nature. Yet, this time in the washroom becomes a nuisance for people with arthritis. Due to this illness, going to the washroom can become a very painful exercise. However, there are now various toilet aids available in the market which are specially made to help you be more independent.
Elevated Toilet Seats
This invention has been godsend for arthritis patients. These seats allow you to sit on higher toilet seats, which reduce the pressure on your joints. These are light in weight and very flexible. They raise the sitting position to at least three inches.
You can even choose seats which have additional supporting handles on both sides. This not only allows you to settle in your position, but will also help you keep your balance while sitting. These handles can also prove to be very helpful when you are trying to get up. The elevated seat cover itself is designed to make it easier for patients to get back up.
These seats are available in different shapes and sizes. You can choose the one according to your comfort. You can even select the color that matches you washroom décor. Now you can use your washroom without feeling ashamed for needing someone to help you get back up on your feet.
For some arthritis patients, even wiping can cause a lot of pain. Reaching all the way back to their private parts can really cause pain in shoulder joints. Today, you can find various types of wiping aids which help eliminate the pain factor in your daily toilet proceedings. There are now many types of aids available in the market. You can use long reach wiping aids which can extent to at least 15 inches. It makes it easier for the helper to clean your private parts. If you want to clean by yourself, the Self Wipe Toilet Tissue Aid is a good option for you. Self wipe is made at an angle to increase your reach ability.
If you are suffering from joint inflammation pain which has even restricted your capability to walk, you can always choose to use a toilet chair. These chairs are portable and very comfortable. Now you can get a complete toilet chair which can even be used for taking a bath. These chairs are good for mobility and are easy to clean.
Everyone deserves to have their privacy in the washroom. This is the only place which allows you to be alone and away from all the pressures and responsibilities of the world. Most people look forward to spending time in their washrooms. They are eager to read their favorite novel or to listen to good music all by themselves. These toilet aids present an excellent chance for disabled people to have that opportunity.
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