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Solar Medical & Chemical’s range of commodes and commode chairs provide invaluable assistance to those with restricted mobility. They ensure comfort, ease of use and hygiene when showering for those with low on no mobility, whether in the short or long-term.Commodes are a great alternative to a regular toilet and can be used in the bedroom, bathroom, or any other room in the house. They provide a safe and comfortable way for someone to use the bathroom without having to get up and down from the toilet. They are also ideal for those who are bedridden or can’t make it to the toilet independently. Our selection of commodes ranges from basic commodes, commode buckets, and pulp commode pans to luxury commode chairs with extra features for added convenience and wheeled commodes for manoeuvrability. Many of our commodes can be wheeled into the shower. Specialist bariatric commodes have a max user weight of over 300kg for those of larger size or weight. Shop our full range.

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What is a commode?  

The word commode comes from the French word for "convenient". A commode toilet is quite simply a toilet that benefits from the convenience of portability. 

You can use a commode in any room of the house, such as a bedroom or living room. Commodes are generally used for those with reduced mobility, whether due to a medical condition, recovering from surgery, etc. 

Commodes can be used daily, or only from time to time, i.e. when moving to the toilet is not possible. They enable people to maintain their hygiene and independence, even when mobility is not straightforward. Commodes are typically made of a sturdy, durable material and feature armrests and a backrest for support. Materials are chosen for durability and hygiene, such as high-quality plastic-coated steel and vinyl upholstery. 

The seat may be slightly elevated to make it easier to sit and stand, and some models also include a splash guard. Seats may or may not be removable, making them easy to clean. Most commodes are designed to be easy to clean and resistant to bacteria. 

What are the different types of commodes? 

There many types of commodes ranging from simple commodes, commode buckets, and pulp commode pans to comfortable commode chairs and wheeled commodes for easy transfer. 

Which type of commode is best?

The best commode depends on the use case. For example, those who are simply looking for a means to go to the toilet without moving temporarily, e.g. after an operation, might benefit from a simple commode. 

Those with long-term mobility issues benefit from comfortable chair commodes with added features. For those who need to shower from a seated position, a wheelable commode enables the individual to be wheeled to and from a shower. Larger bariatric commodes are suitable for those of larger weight or size. 

Can a commode be used in the shower? 

Purpose-made shower chair commodes can be transported to and from the shower. These types of commodes are typically made from a rigid corrosion-resistant steel frame coated with hard-wearing, peel-resistant and anti-corrosive thermoplastic for waterproofness and longevity.

How long does a commode last? 

Well-made high-quality commodes can last for a lifetime, providing they’re well looked after and maintained. One-use disposable pulp commodes must be safely discarded after each use. 

What are the benefits of using a commode?

Commodes benefit anyone with reduced mobility issues that make it challenging to get to and from the toilet. This includes some people with disabilities, mobility issues, those recovering from operations, etc. Commodes are easy to use and are designed with hygiene and convenience in mind. 

Why use a commode? 

Commodes can be especially beneficial for elderly or disabled individuals who may have difficulty getting to and from the bathroom. They can also be helpful for those who are confined to their bed or room, as they allow them to go to the bathroom without having to leave the immediate vicinity. 

Commodes can also help to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of germs, as they can be easily cleaned and replaced. They are also easy to move around, making them ideal for use in hospitals and care homes.

Who can benefit from a commode? 

Many people can benefit from a commode, including elderly people, those recovering from operations, and those with physical disabilities who have difficulty getting up and down from a traditional toilet. Commodes provide a convenient and comfortable way to maintain independence and hygiene needs.

Commodes provide an easy way for caretakers to assist with toileting needs in a comfortable and dignified manner. A commode can be placed next to a bed or wheelchair, making it easy to access without moving around.

How can I get help finding the right commode/commode chair?

Our team is ready and waiting to help. Simply contact us for personalised assistance.