Raised toilet seats go by many names, including toilet booster seats, elevated toilet seats, or raised toilets. They look a bit odd to most people. Some might think that they are looking at a pregnant commode. These medical toilet seats support users who have a disability affecting their lower limbs. Their mobility impairment may only be temporary, such as someone recovering from an injury or surgery. The disability may be more long-term, such as aging or arthritis. Sometimes it may be more severe like Buerger's disease, claudication, spastic paraplegia, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, lumbar spinal stenosis, or a host of other illnesses that affect mobility. They are also often used by wheelchair users as a long-term solution to safely transition from their wheelchair onto the stool and back again.
Urinary catheters are hollow tubing that insert up the urethra to the bladder for waste removal. The tubing is firm but highly flexible for negotiating the urethra pathway. These bladder devices provide relief for people who are unable to empty their bladder normally. Bladders that do not empty regularly allow urine to build up and cause the patient pain and may damage the kidneys.
Mangar Health is a manufacturer of assistive devices and mobility aids. Operating since 1981, this medical supplier is a global healthcare product company that enables people to be independent. It also serves emergency medical technicians (EMT's) and caregivers to lift patients from a prone position safely.
Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE
Patient lifts are designed to lift patients who require mobility assistance to transfer from a bed to the bath, commode, chair or automobile. Patient lifts are safety devices that protect mobility patients as well as caregivers from injuries. Just a few years ago, transporting a patient from one furnishing to another was significantly dangerous.