Updated: Feb 25, 2020
A person’s mobility and range of motion can decrease with age; there are many assistive devices or independent living aids (ADLs) such as canes, crutches, and toilet assisted items that can be used to increase person’s activity, independence, and quality of life. However, an assistive device to “finish the job” for toileting is rarely discussed.
Why Is Toileting Rarely Talked About?
It’s because toileting is one of the most difficult and private topics to discuss particularly when it comes to personal hygiene. People can feel embarrassed or frustrated when discussing their problems with taking care of their personal hygiene or toileting. Let’s help people stop feeling embarrassed and help them keep their independence and dignity with toileting by offering them a solution to their problem.
Having a toilet aid can help people keep their dignity and have more independence with personal hygiene care. Compared to other toileting aids on the market, the FreedomWand is the only toilet aid that provides portability, multiple lengths, and can hold more than just toilet tissue.
Different Body Types
Everybody has a different type of body from curvy to petite and as people, age reaching can become more difficult. When choosing a toilet aid, portability and length are important.
For example, the Bottom Buddy can only hold toilet tissue or pre-moistened wipes and is 11’’ in length, which is similar to the Comfort Wipe except that it is 15.75’’ in length. Both will help with extending a person’s reach, but portability would be a challenge and there is no way a person could adjust the length.
However, the FreedomWand offers the portability by being able to come apart in 3 pieces and the length is adjustable since it can be used at 7’’, 14’’, and 21’’ with an option to purchase an extra extension to add an additional 4’’ to the FreedomWand per extension.There is also the option of purchasing the FreedomWand Head and Handle section separately if a person knows that they want to use it only at 14’’ length.
Personal Hygiene Care
Toileting is only one part of personal hygiene care; there are other needs that a person with difficulty reaching could require such as bathing and shaving.
Instead of purchasing additional assistive devices. Why not purchase just one? Unlike the Self-Wipe, Bottom Buddy, and Juvo, and Comfort Wipe, the FreedomWand is more than just a toilet aid it's a personal hygiene device that will also hold a loofah, a shaver, wet wipes, and ointment applicator.
Let's protect our loved ones dignity and independence with personal hygiene by offering them a solution for when reaching is difficult because wiping your butt shouldn't be a pain in the butt.