I’m not elderly but when I had a massive knee injury from a fall, I was SO grateful that I had specifically swapped out one of my toilets with a tall toilet that didn’t make my knees carry the weight of my body while squatting down to sit on the toilet seat.
You don’t have to order a completely new toilet, though. You can simply order a toilet seat riser that goes on top of your normal toilet seat and helps with people who are elderly (where standing up is hard) or recovery from injuries.
There are two options for you:
Option #1: Toilet Seat Riser with Arms
What I love about this specific model of toilet seat riser with arms is that the arm handles are padded. Maximum comfort because if you’re buying for an elderly person, sometimes arthritis can be an issue and hard metal handles would hurt.
It fits both elongated and round toilet bowls, and you can easily detach it and clean it if necessary. But it fastens without tools, and stays put, so no slippage is possible. Consumers loved it for aging in general, hip replacement, knee issues, or simple loss of strength.
Option #2: Toilet Seat Riser without Arms
If you don’t need the arm handles, but need the extra height, then you can get an additional 4-3/4″ using this type of toilet seat riser.
This version is highly portable, which is great because you can have that stability and support anywhere you go. It’s held onto the toilet by nonskid pads on the bottom, so you don’t have to screw anything in or work with tools to reattach it every time you move it.
It’s also extremely lightweight and comfortable. It gets very high marks from consumers. Go check those out and then decide if you’d rather have the version with handles or without.