“My mother isn’t as young as she used to be,” Sophie said. “Of course, I guess none of us are. But we have some concerns about how well Mother’s doing living on her own. She’s had a hip replacement, and even though I thought that meant she would be able to move around easier, that’s turning out not to be the case. She’s having difficulty using the toilet on her own. We had grab bars put in, but that’s not helping as much as we had hoped. Her doctor recommended a comfort height toilet, but we’re not entirely sure what he means by that?”
Comfort height toilets have turned out to be game changing technology for many seniors who wish to continue living independently in their own homes. As your NYC plumber, we’ve installed many comfort height toilets and have seen the difference they’ve made in people’s lives. Comfort height toilets are actually a smart, simple answer for one of the most common concerns of aging: mobility challenges that make it difficult to get all the way down onto the toilet seat when needed and even more difficult to return to a standing position afterward. The ability to use the toilet independently is what geriatric care managers call a task of daily living; if this can’t be done, it’s time to at a minimum get an aide, or even reassess the current living situation of the senior.
Comfort height toilets are just like a regular toilet except the seat is two to three inches higher. That doesn’t sound like a lot of difference, but it truly is: raising the seat makes it easier and safer to use the toilet. Comfort height toilets are available from a variety of manufacturers, to complement your current bathroom decor. We’ll be happy to help you pick the right one and handle the installation for you – just give us a call today!