If you struggle with your mobility around the toilet, it can become quite an issue as many people feel too proud to ask for help or to even talk about it. The fact is however, if you struggle with you mobility, you will struggle with all aspects of life that involve moving around, including the toilet. There are some home aids that may help you and alleviate many issues you may be facing but never be afraid to ask for help as those close to you will be more than happy to assist you in your time of need.
One area that you may struggle with is adopting a seated position on the toilet seat itself. If you experience discomfort when standing and sitting then you may want to look at a frame. A toilet frame can be used to give you extra support when sitting down and standing up from the toilet. It is a frame that surrounds the toilet that gives you two arm rests for you to use, acting as a type of grab rail. Another solution to this problem may also be a raised toilet seat as this reduces the distance you have to bend to sit down. Raised toilet seats can either sit on your existing toilet seat or can completely replace them. Either choice is simple to fit and can make a huge difference in your life.
If you struggle to make it to the toilet then keeping a bed pan or urinal will give you relief when needed. In modern times, they come in a variety of styles including both male and female options. These are extremely useful if you spend a lot of time in bed or a wheelchair. Specialised underwear is also available for men and women that aids in giving you confidence if you suffer with incontinence. You can find more information on incontinence products and other toileting aids at Firefly Mobility.
Hygiene, comfort and overall well-being is something we all deserve. If you find it difficult talking to friends and family about any issues you suffer with when toileting, a doctor may be able to offer you some advice. Sometimes we find them easier to talk to with personal matters.