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Portable Toilet Seat Risers / Portable Raised Toilet Seats for Travel

If you’re searching for a portable toilet seat riser or raised toilet seat, you’ve come to the right site. AvaCare Medical carries a full selection of durable yet lightweight portable raised toilet seats and risers for you to take with you anywhere. Read more...

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When to Choose a Portable Toilet Seat Riser or Raised Toilet Seat

Do you enjoy traveling, but sometimes worry before you get there about how difficult it will be to get on the seat? Do you wish there would be a way that you could go anywhere, without checking out pictures or even having to think about this before going away?

Then what you want is a portable raised toilet seat for travel, or a travel toilet seat riser. A portable seat riser or raised seat will elevate the height of your toilet seat, reducing the amount of effort required to get onto the seat. Many individuals with muscle or lower back pain find the process of getting onto the seat to be hard. It can even sometimes be painful for such a person to bend his knees. When someone finds it difficult to get onto the seat, it can take longer, and if it takes longer, there’s more of a chance that the individual may lose his balance. To prevent this frighteningly dangerous situation from occurring, many people make sure to always keep a toilet riser or raised seat with them. The raised seat or riser lifts the toilet seat up by several inches, and, by doing so, reduces the distance between the person and the seat.

Raised Toilet Seat vs. Toilet Seat Riser: What’s the Difference?

Both serve the same purpose; they add height to the portable handicap toilet seat so that it’s easier to get on and off of it. The difference is in how they accomplish this goal. A portable toilet riser for traveling is placed under the existing seat; directly on top of the toilet itself, with the seat on top. A raised toilet seat riser, in contrast, is utilized instead of the original toilet seat. 

Choosing a Portable Raised Toilet Seat or Toilet Seat Riser 

Deciding on a travel toilet seat riser or raised toilet seat is relatively simple, especially once you’ve read through the guide below. This guide will help you to choose the best portable raised toilet seat or riser for your needs. 

Standard vs. Elongated

There are two different shaped seats: Standard toilet seats, and elongated ones. Generally, newer, more updated bathrooms will feature elongated toilets, while older bathrooms will need a standard seat for their round toilet seats. So, if you’ll be staying in posh hotels or modern villas, go with a portable elongated toilet seat, but if you’ll be staying in a place you believe will have an older bathroom, your better option is to go with a standard toilet seat.

Locking Mechanism

A portable handicap toilet seat with a strong locking mechanism will increase the level of safety in the bathroom you’re staying at. Therefore, whenever possible, choose a portable toilet with a locking mechanism. Another option would be a raised toilet seat with a rubberized underside, which may not always keep the seat as securely in place as a locking mechanism will. 

Arms 

You may or may not prefer a portable toilet seat riser or raised toilet seat with arms. Some people would rather it, because it provides additional support, but others choose to forego the support since a portable raised toilet seat with arms will take up more packing space. If you do choose to get a raised toilet seat with arms, you may want to search for one that has removable arms, so that you get the benefit of arms while conserving space as much as you can. 

Legs

There are portable elevated toilet seats with legs. These toilet seats are extremely supportive, but keep in mind that they will take up a lot of space while traveling. Only go with this option if you truly feel it is necessary, and you have the space capacity to bring it with you while traveling. Also, keep in mind that it may be harder to fit it into a tight space; if the area between the toilet and sink or toilet and wall is very narrow, it may not fit. To summarize, only get a toilet seat with legs if you have packing space for it and you know it will fit in the bathroom you’ll be using. 

Weight Capacity

Check the weight capacity of the seat before buying it. In order to get a travel raised toilet seat or toilet seat riser that is the most safe and ideally supportive, you’ll want to be sure it is designed with a weight capacity that is larger than the user’s body weight. Regular toilet seat risers and raised toilet seats can hold up to 300 pounds. If someone needs one that can hold more than that, there are bariatric toilet seats which can sometimes hold up to 600 pounds.

Right Height 

As with any toilet seat riser or raised toilet seat, you’ll want to be sure the toilet seat is the optimal height for your needs. A toilet seat that is too low won’t do the job as well, but one that is too high is not safe. So, you want a toilet seat that is not too high, yet not too low. 

Seat Surface Options

This will only be relevant for you if you choose to go with a raised toilet seat. Raised toilet seats can feature a padded or unpadded surface. A padded surface is a great choice for people with stiff joints. It is also a great choice for the winter.

Size of Opening

All portable raised toilet seats and travel toilet risers on AvaCare Medical have normal-sized openings, but that’s not to say that any toilet seat will feature that. Before making a purchase, whenever possible, check the size of the opening. If size dimensions aren’t listed, you can even just take a careful look at the featured image to see if the hole looks like it’s a standard size. Some low-quality toilet seats feature holes that are uncomfortably small, and many places have a no-return policy on these items, for sanitary purposes, so to ensure that you don’t have any problems once you’ve purchased the item, check the size of the hole before adding the item to your cart.

Where to Find the Best Portable Toilet Seat Risers & Raised Toilet Seats

Browse AvaCare Medical’s huge selection of portable toilet seats for elderly and disabled individuals. Choose from portable toilet seat risers, raised toilet seats, and all other types of medical supplies for seniors. Choosing the right items is easy when shopping on AvaCare Medical; if you have any questions, simply dial our customer care team at 1.877.813.7799.