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Types of Commodes

1.Traditional Commodes - They are installed directly in the bathroom and are connected to the drainage system of the house. They have features such as a reclining backrest, a comfortable seat, handles or rails to provide a grip to the user, and an adjustable height in some cases

2.Commode Chairs - Commode chairs are a hybrid betweena chair and a commode. They are supported by four legs and have a commode in the center. The French call it a pierced chair because of a hole in the center. Commode chairs are one of the most common commode types used in the medical world. There are four types of commode chairs:

  • Bedside Commode Chairs - The simplest form of commode chairs, they are lightweight and are portable. They are made of sturdy and durable material with strong legs
  • Transfer Commode Chairs - They feature a drop down handle that allows patient transfer from the commode to the bed or vice versa
  • Over the Toilet Commode Chairs - They do not have a removable receptacle and hence need to be placed over a toilet to be used. They can be locked into position to make sure the patient is safe while using them
  • Shower Commode Chairs - These are a hybrid with shower chairs and can be used for showering. They are made from water resistant material and have wheels to facilitate going in and out of the shower