Commodes provide a toileting option for individuals with limited mobility and for those who have difficulty reaching the bathroom. Most commodes feature removable buckets or pails that are used in place of the toilet, allowing the commode to remain close to the resident's bed when necessary. In addition to being used bedside, many commodes can be placed over a toilet for use as a raised toilet seat or toilet safety frame. These commodes are commonly referred to as 3-in-1 or all-in-one commodes and can provide stability and standing/sitting assistance when using the toilet. Many models offer height-adjustable legs or seats to accommodate the needs of the resident. In addition, drop-arm commodes feature arms that drop below the seat surface to facilitate lateral transfers to and from the commode.
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