Toliet Safety Rails
" Medical Equipment "
Toilet Safety Rails provide safety and assistance to individuals who have difficulty in safely lowering themselves down to the toilet and resuming a standing position. There are two types of Toilet Rails or Toilet Frames available: one type attaches to the toilet; the other is a free standing frame with four legs that is simply placed around the toilet (3-in-1 Commode).
Models that Attach to the Toilet:
Safety Rails that attach to the toilet do so through the use of a mounting bracket. This mounting bracket is held in place by the toilet seat bolts. To install: remove the two large nuts from the toilet seat bolts; lift the seat off the toilet; replace the seat; and tighten securely. The rails or arms can now be inserted and locked into the bracket. On some models, provisions are made to allow a choice of the width or distance between the rails when attaching them to the mounting bracket. The arms can then be leveled by adjusting the leg extensions. For non-ambulatory users, either arm can be removed allowing access to either side for lateral transfers.
It is very important that the user understands the necessity for exerting force only straight down in a vertical direction when getting up and down or transferring to and from the toilet. Any significant force on the arms in a lateral or outward direction is likely to bend or break the tubular frame resulting in a fall. Although the rails are attached to the toilet, the leverage created by their length prohibits pulling or pushing on the arms in a horizontal direction.
If the Manufacturer's, Physician's or Therapist's instructions differ in any way from those given here, follow their instructions explicitly. This material is for information purposes only and is provided by Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Inc.
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