The Convenient Height Company from Massachusetts designed and engineered the world’s very first 20″ toilet bowl in 2016. Our toilet helps siting down and standing up more easily,
20 inch toilet convenientheight. Toilets. **This is the 3rd and final part of the series “How did I come up with this idea?”
** Dear Friend, As the young building maintenance guy in an environment occupied by the seniors, I was empowered to make small adjustments to everything from furniture to, yes, toilets. And at the Safety Committee Meetings, we often discussed bathroom safety improvements – grab bars and installation of the raised toilet seats. I would often get a work order to purchase and install grab bars as well as raised toilet seats. We also received requests for raised toilet seats. I do not know when or where I had my first thoughts about improving something as basic as the height of the toilet – it probably was a combination of things over the years. When you are a facility manager, you get called if there’s a leak in the ceiling. I knew that the one time I would notice a possible problem and not act on it, it was going to happen. Then the unthinkable happened. That was it. Toilets - Convenient Height Tall Toilets for Seniors. Toilet. Toilet. Tall Toilet.
Tall Toilet. The sound of hammers and power tools is roaring in America’s neighborhoods.
And very possibly, there was a project also happening at your own home this year or you very likely have something of that nature planned for 2021. I know I personally have spent a lot of time and energy in 2020 “flipping” a bathroom and checking-off the list of long delayed handyman improvements all around the house. I had to use a full arsenal of my carpentry knowledge picked up throughout my years in construction on Nantucket and Boston, as well as learn all these new skills I did not even know I needed or could learn. I also had to use all of my contractor management skills gained after 10 years at senior living community and facility management to coordinate what may look as some truly minor house improvement work, but boy was I sweating!. Even a small house project can become harder than it needs to be – at least for me it felt this way for a few months.
Toilet. Important Facts about Falls Each year, millions of those Americans who are 65 and older fall.
In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor… Falling once doubles your chances of falling again…. – One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury;– Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries;– Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture;– Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures;– More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways;– Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries or TBI;– In one year, the total medical costs for falls can total more than $50 billion.
Medicare and Medicaid shoulders 75% of these cost. What Can Happen After a Fall? Luckily, many falls do not cause injuries. Toilets. **This is the 3rd and final part of the series “How did I come up with this idea?”
** Dear Friend, As the young building maintenance guy in an environment occupied by the seniors, I was empowered to make small adjustments to everything from furniture to, yes, toilets. Toilet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 235,000 people visit emergency rooms because of injuries suffered in the bathroom, and almost 14 percent are hospitalized.
More than a third of the injuries happen while bathing or showering. A large percentage of falls leading to the injury occur while using the toilet. Sitting down and getting up from the toilet that is not tall enough accounts for one of the top reasons for the bathroom falls. Bathroom injuries increase and peak with age, the researchers found. Injuries around the tub or shower are very common and as people get older more than half of their injuries occur near the toilet. The smallest room in your home (your bathroom) is the most dangerous room in the house CDC examined unintentional, nonfatal bathroom injuries and identified the types of injuries, most common locations within the bathroom, and the precipitating events. CDC full report can be found here. Toilets. (Boston, MA) – The average person uses the bathroom six to eight times a day, which can be a chore for the elderly or less mobile as well as veterans, athletes and anyone of above average height.
Convenient Height Co., a family-owned company based in Massachusetts, makes the bathroom more convenient and comfortable with the only 20-inch toilet bowl available in the United States. Exceeding ADA accessibility standards, Convenient Height toilets are a full five inches higher than standard toilets. Available online and through contractors, the breakthrough product was designed by a healthcare facility manager interested in supporting a range of patient needs. “You could say that our toilets really go above and beyond to support people who have accessibility issues, struggle with bending their knees or are just taller than average,” said Eddie Win, the founder of the Convenient Height Co.