Padded Toilet Seats for the Elderly

You may think that a regular hard seat for your toilet is good when you are still young, but as you age, the muscle and fat in your body start to break down, especially in the buttocks area, and that hard seat becomes pretty uncomfortable.

As we age, we may also lose weight which adds more pressure when sitting on a hard toilet seat.

That is why I want to introduce the padded toilet seat for the elderly to you. Whether you are elderly or have an elderly relative, this is an invention that provides so much comfort and safety.


Why You May Need a Padded Toilet Seat

The Padded Toilet seat comes in two designs, and a regular padded seat, and a seat riser padded seat. The Riser padded seat is much easier to access and sit down for, and the older adult that cannot bend that low.

When you age as muscle and fate deteriorate, especially in your buttocks, you will notice chairs and even toilet seats seem to feel harder and more uncomfortable.

Then again, many health issues seem to take their toll with age, and you may need an operation or suffer from a condition where you require something softer to be seated on or to prevent extra pressure to certain areas.

There are many reasons why you may need a padded toilet seat for an elderly person, and if you do not have a specific reason, they are just so much more comfortable than a cold and hard seat.

Oh, and did I mention that they are generally warmer than hard seats!


FAQ on padded Toilet Seats

So you are interested but still have a few more questions on the padded toilet seat for seigniors, well, hopefully. You will find a few answers here;

  • Are Padded Toilet seat Sanitary – Yes and now. They are sanitary if cleaned and cared for properly, similar to a regular toilet seat. However, with time they may deteriorate and crack, and urine can get trapped in these small cracks, becoming unsanitary. So if you do notice deterioration or damage, you will need to replace them. Keep in mind that some cheaper materials are less durable, so if it is a good quality padded toilet seat, it will not crack or tear as easily.
  • What are the Materials Used in Padded Toilet seats – Well, initially, it will have a wood or plastic frame and high-density foam. Then there will be a plastic or vinyl cover.
  • How do You Clean a Padded Toilet Seat – You will wipe it down after use with a wet wipe or wet cloth. Then it will regularly need to be sprayed with a suitable disinfectant cleaner and cleaned.
  • How Often Should You replace a Padded Toilet seat – When the seat becomes damaged, torn, or yellow in color, I would say it needs replacing. Also, when it starts developing bad odors and the padding becomes flat and less.

Features of a Good Padded Toilet Seat for the Elderly

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  • Toilet Bowl Size – You get two toilet bowl sizes, the regular round that is 16.5 inches, and the elongated toilet bowl which is 18.5 inches. Thus you need to make sure that the padded toilet seat you choose it the correct shape and size for your toilet bowl.
  • Materials – Look for durable and anti-microbial materials, they are you best option. In general, the padded toilet seat will have a wood, metal, or plastic frame, with a high-density thick foam padding layer or two, and vinyl or plastic-type cover that is easy to clean.
  • Raised or Regular – You get a regular padded toilet seat or a raised design padded toilet seat. For an elderly person that struggles to sit down and get up, I will opt for the raised padded toilet seat. Otherwise, the regular padded toilet seat should be fine.
  • Sturdy Hinges – Padded Toilet Seats come in a full seat design with a lid or just a seat that you place over the actual toilet seat. For the full sets, make sure that the hinges for the lid are sturdy and that they open and close easily. The Hinges are usually metal and sometimes brass.

Reviews: The Best Padded Toilet Seats for the Elderly

These are our top favorite raised and regular padded toilet seats for the elderly;


1
  • This is an elongated design padded toilet seat designed for the elongated toilet bowl types.
  • It is soft and comfortable as well as very durable, with a long-lasting design.
  • The seat has a durable and easily cleaned vinyl cover and foam padding.
  • The core is a sturdy and durable wood.


2
  • The DMI padded toilet seat cushion affs extra padding to your toilet seat and helps to relieve pressure.
  • It is cushioned with four layers of foam for comfort.
  • The white cover is easy to clean in tear-resistant.
  • It will also hold securely in place on a standard toilet seat.


3
  • The PCP padded toilet seat si a raised design for seniors who struggle to sit down and get up from the toilet.
  • It is lightweight, cushioned, and comfortable.
  • What I love about this design is that it is also portable.
  • It consists of medical-grade durable and materials and is ver6y easy to clean.


4
  • The Universa Padded Toilet seat fits most round bowl.
  • It is a gel-filled padded toilet seat with a full design and lid that will fit your round commode.
  • It is very easy to clean and disinfect and quite durable.
  • The design is comfortable and ideal to use by elderly persons.
  • There are also others sizes and shapes available.


5
  • From Dorigan, we have the P{ermium Bone soft padded toilet seat for the elderly.
  • It fits an elongated toilet bowl and is easily installed.
  • There is a soft padded foam layer with a stable core and durable cover.
  • The design is likewise easily cleaned.


6
  • The Obbomed padded toilet seat is a high-density design raised and elevated toilet seat.
  • This design is perfect for individuals who cannot get up and sit down easily.
  • The Seat is raised by four inches and is very comfortable.
  • It is ideal for a weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.
  • The inside consists of foam padding, and there is a waterproof and latex-free vinyl cover.


Index Table: Top Rated Padded Toilet Seats for the Elderly

No.ProductImageFeaturesBrandScore
1Mayfair 113CP 000 - Padded Toilet Seat for the Elderly
  • Vinyl
  • Cushioned
  • Single Seat
Mayfair98
2DMI Seat Cushion - Padded Toilet Seat for Seniors
  • Pressure Relief
  • 4 Inch
  • Durable
DMI97.1
3PCP Cushion - Raised Padded Toilet Seat for the Elderly
  • Cushioned
  • Raised
  • Padded
PCP95.2
4Universa Round - Padded Toilet Seat for the Elderly
  • regular Size
  • Round Shape
  • Durable
Universa96.7
5Dorigan Premium - Padded Toilet Seat for Seniors
  • Bone Soft
  • Easy Cleaning
  • Durable
Dorigan96
6ObboMed Mu-3404 - Padded Toilet Seat for the Elderly
  • High Density
  • Raised
  • Cushioned and Padded
ObboMed93.5


About the Author

Eliza Ward

Eliza Ward is a health enthusiast, blogger, and author. In addition to being one of the founders of this website, Eliza is also a full-time mother for 3 lovely kids.