Drive Medical Steel Folding Bedside Commode

Last updated date: October 6, 2020

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9.3

Drive Medical Steel Folding Bedside Commode

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We looked at the top Bedside Commodes For Adults and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bedside Commode For Adults you should buy.

Update as October 6, 2020:
Checkout The Best Bedside Commode For Adults for a detailed review of all the top bedside commodes for adults.

Overall Take

Discreet when not in use, this bedside commode chair has a folding design so it can be put away or transported with ease. The durable plastic seat installs without pushing buttons with a snap-on design.


In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Drive Medical Steel Folding Bedside Commode placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Drive Medical Folding Steel Bedside Commode features snap buttons which easily open for setup and fold flat for convenient storage and transportation. The durable plastic snap on seat and grey powder coated lid, featuring steel welded construction, increase strength and durability. For added comfort and safety, plastic arms, a 7.5 qt. commode bucket with carry handle, cover and splash shield are also included.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.2
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.2
6,876 user reviews

What experts liked

Made of durable materials to last long. Folds up to a compact size for hassle-free traveling.
- Elderly Care Systems
The Drive Medical Bedside Commode will open easily and can then fold flat for convenient storage and transport.
- Top 5 Reviews

What experts didn't like

It is best suited for slim people.
- Elderly Care Systems

An Overview On Bedside Commodes For Adults

Bedside commodes for adults can be an essential piece of equipment for those with mobility issues, those recovering from surgery, those suffering from urinary or incontinence issues or the elderly. These pieces of medical equipment are sturdy and safe, and are available in a variety of configurations and materials.

The five basic types of bedside commodes are: traditional fixed arm, cantilever drop-arm, three-in-ones, bariatric and bench style. Bedside commodes are often made from aluminum, steel, molded plastic or PVC, with some also providing padding on the seat, armrests or both. This range of configurations and materials exists to meet the needs of the many types and degree of mobility or continence challenges that users may encounter.

Many bedside commodes are configured so that they can function as a standalone toilet, as a raised toilet seat or riser or as a toilet safety frame. The three-in-one units can also function as bath chairs. Many bedside commodes come with some degree of configurability, usually in the form of adjustable height. Most also have rubber tips on the legs to prevent the commode from sliding when in use. Some type of armrest and an easy-empty pail are also standard features on most commodes.

When buying a bedside commode, consider the needs of the user and the available space. Folding units are a smart choice when the space in the bedroom is limited, or when the user expects to travel. Folding units are also easier to simply transport from room to room at need.

The body mass of the user is also a crucial factor. For safety, bedside commodes are rated up to specific body weights, and this should always be a consideration in purchasing a bedside commode. Standard bedside commodes are usually rated up to 300 pounds.

The Bedside Commode For Adults Buying Guide

  • Take measurements of both the bedroom area where the commode is expected to be used and of the bedroom for any planned use as a riser or safety frame.
  • Make sure you know the exact weight of the intended user and check the weight rating of the bedside commode before purchase.
  • Consider any allergies the user might have and choose from the variety of bedside commode materials accordingly.
  • Weight is a factor if you plan to move the commode. Aluminum bedside commodes are lighter than steel ones.