Armrests for the toilet? You have to see it to believe it!Posted July 05 2014
Instead of grab bars by the toilet - armrests? It's a great idea! No need to mount grab bars in the walls. These Comfort Arms are height adjustable and help make transfer safe and secure. And, they are easy to install. Think of them as safety armrests for the toilet. Check them out!
After seeing these Comfort Arms I bought a set and sold a few sets to customers who loved them. What I love about these commode armrests:
- Look good.
- Very stable.
- Easy to install.
- Height adjustable.
- Hold up to 330 lbs.
- Fit all toilets.
- Solves the problem needing grab bars on both sides of a toilet that has a wall only on one side - see below. This problem would otherwise be solved with a drop-down grab bar which doesn't look so nice and is more expensive to install.
The Comfort Arms were surprisingly easy to install. The directions state to install with metal bolts that secure in the back of the toilet where the toilet seat secures. I also used silicon caulk around the base of the armrests that sit on the toilet bowl to make cleaning easier.
There are other more medical-looking alternatives on the market that are less expensive, such as the versa-frame, but they really look less expensive, too. My only real issues with the some of the other toilet frames on the market (other than looks) is that they tend to shake when a person puts weight on them. This really upsets people with poor balance. And not all toilet frames fit all toilets; sometimes you don't find out which toilets they fit until the frame arrives. Either way these Comfort Arms toilet armrests are my favorite by far.