Ask them to lower themselves slowly onto the toilet seat while placing their hands on your forearms. Steady them with your hands on their trunk. Bend your knees as they lower themselves. Before standing up, ask them to scoot forward a little and place their hands on your forearms before slowly raising themselves up.
Thankfully, there are a few ways we can make this movement simpler.
Use an adjustable-height commode Folden says. “By raising the height of the toilet, your knees have a little less pressure on them so getting down to and up from the toilet will be easier,” she explains, adding that this is a far more affordable option than getting a custom toilet.
Add Support Rails: Install toilet rails or grab bars beside the toilet to give you support when standing up. Support rails can be attached to the wall beside the toilet, wall behind the toilet, or floor.
Put a sign, preferably with a picture, on the door to the bathroom. Keep the door to the bathroom open so the person can see the toilet. Use a commode or urinal by the bed at night so the person doesn’t have to get up and walk to the bathroom, which increases the risk of falls and incontinence.
Toilet Aids are lightweight tongs that assist individuals with limited reach and range of motion. The Toilet Aids are the ideal bathroom assistance tool that allows individuals to easily reach and grab toilet paper without any pain or strain.
“When you bear down to poop, you raise the pressure in your spinal column, technically called the intrathecal pressure. Sometimes that rise in pressure will cause the discs in your spine to move against the nerves where they exit the spine and cause numbness, weakness, and a generally weird feeling down the legs.
Commode chairs placed by the bed can help if you cannot walk to the toilet. Nursing staff will always help you to get on and off the commode if needed. If you can’t get out of bed, you can use bed pans and urine bottles. These aids are usually made of metal, or plastic.
There are many possible causes for sitting and standing problems, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other health conditions. The issue may also be related to age-related muscle loss, especially for seniors who are not engaged in resistance exercise and/or do not eat enough protein.