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    So for the past 24 years I've used Lumex raised padded toilet seats and it's time to replace my current one. WTH?! They are out of stock and on back order from the different places that I've looked.

    I searched the forum with no luck, so what are any of you using?

    Matt
    SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
    T4,5,6 Incomplete
    Chair: TiLite TR3

  • #2
    Originally posted by stumpybushman View Post
    So for the past 24 years I've used Lumex raised padded toilet seats and it's time to replace my current one. WTH?! They are out of stock and on back order from the different places that I've looked.



    I searched the forum with no luck, so what are any of you using?

    Matt

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Lume...+seat&tbm=shop

    How about a ADA higher toilet and just a standard padded seat ??

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RollPositive View Post
      https://www.google.com/search?q=Lume...+seat&tbm=shop

      How about a ADA higher toilet and just a standard padded seat ??
      I need one with an opening so that I can do my bp.
      SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
      T4,5,6 Incomplete
      Chair: TiLite TR3

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      • #4
        Now made by Graham-Field (bought out Lumex). Did you look here?

        https://www.medshop.com/lumex-multi-...vDiRoCb-Tw_wcB

        http://www.expressmedicalsupplies.co...8beRoC1jvw_wcB

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
          Now made by Graham-Field (bought out Lumex). Did you look here?

          https://www.medshop.com/lumex-multi-...vDiRoCb-Tw_wcB

          http://www.expressmedicalsupplies.co...8beRoC1jvw_wcB

          (KLD)
          Medshop.com said that toilet seat was on manufacturer's back order until September and Expressmedicalsupplies.com never responded to my inquiry.

          I've search several medical supply companies as well as tried amazon.com and they all say that the toilet seat is on manufacture back order. I just hope the one that I have holds out until I can get a new one.
          SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
          T4,5,6 Incomplete
          Chair: TiLite TR3

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          • #6
            I too recently discovered the Lumex raised toilet seat is not available. According to one supplier it was supposed to be available again April 2018 but now there is no date from Graham-Field. I've been using these without the splash shield for 40+ years.

            Has anyone found a raised toilet seat (preferraby padded) with openings? Or know of any updates?

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            • #7
              There are places that still seem to be selling the "Drive Padded Raised Toilet Seat", but I bought one a while back and the padding broke apart quite quickly. It didn't last at all like the Lumex. Alas, I have since resigned myself to a hard seat. I tried various pad inserts/covers, but none work for me.
              C-6/7 incomplete

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              • #8
                My Dad needs a lot of padding and stability and has used the Activaid elevated toilet seat since he was injured. You buy the frame, choose the type of seat you want (size, thickness, design). It is not cheap. But it is the most comfortable padded seat we have found, and it was recommended by his OT during rehab.

                They also came out with a new padded surface that is much more durable. The Comfortuff version. I would recommend that type of seat, it appears to be more durable - my Dad got this one last summer. Previously he had the standard cushion material and the padded surface cracked/broke down too quickly.

                http://activeaid.com/products/raised.../model-101rts/

                Once you buy the frame, you can buy replacement cushions in the future, as needed. Still not cheap though. I'm not sure how long the cushions will last, as this is the first time we got the Comfortuff version.
                Last edited by hlh; 01-21-2018, 08:48 PM.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the help folks. With no attachment to the toilet, the Activeaid models look like they would tip or fall if I missed a transfer or even leaned while sitting. (A few of their models look like electrocution chairs with chamber pots !). Again, thanks.

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                  • #10
                    The ActiveAid is very stable, and you are more likely to fall from a raised toilet seat attached to the toilet bowl than from this one which sits firmly on the floor over the toilet.

                    (KLD)
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
                      The ActiveAid is very stable, and you are more likely to fall from a raised toilet seat attached to the toilet bowl than from this one which sits firmly on the floor over the toilet.

                      (KLD)

                      That was also how we felt.

                      My Dad is a big guy - almost 6' 2". And a walking para. He plops down on that toilet seat, and it handles it well. We looked at those elevated toilet seats that attach to the toilets and thought.... no way.

                      It may also depend upon the design of your bathroom, what you use to hold on to while you transfer, how high your toilet is and how tall the seat is etc...

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                      • #12
                        Ok folks, you may notice that it is being sold again. Where before the base was made of plywood material, the current version uses a windowed plastic base which is quite flexible. Even with the legs set as low as possible, the legs will fold under the seat when side-loaded as is common for our usage. Immediately.

                        In other words, this thing is f'in dangerous for our purposes now.

                        IIRC this was made in Mexico or USA before? This current version is China made.
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                        • #13
                          For what it's worth, I'm still searching for a good padded seat to fit over an existing toilet. I used to use a vendor called CloudSoft, which made padded seats, but they went out of business. The other ones I've tried so far have poor quality padding or seem unstable. I awkwardly side transfer and there is a lot of torque and shear placed on the seat when I transfer, so it needs to be extremely solid. The transfer is very tough because the floor is slanted slightly, it's next to a drain. I'm going to try gel overlays, also kcushion, based on some earlier threads.

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                          • #14
                            I purchased a 4-inch toilet riser which allows me more options in toilet seats. The photo looks like it's grey but it is white and matches the white porcelain toilet.

                            They also have a 2-inch riser.

                            https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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                            Last edited by tprewitt; 03-09-2019, 08:21 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I'm kicking around the idea of getting a 1/4" polycarbonate sheet and cutting it down in the shape of the seat base and sandwiching it between the seat legs and base so the thing isnt so floppy and foldy-uppy. Pretty terrifying when you sink into the toilet along with the seat itself. Cant find any better side access style seat, and a real shame this seat which used to be great got so cheaped out that it is unusable in its current iteration. Gotta do what I gotta do I guess. Amazon has a vendor selling 24x24" 1/4" polycarbonate sheet for about $35 delivered. Of course I'll have to get ripped off on another useless seat for this project, after cutting into the one I just got to see just what horror show was hiding under there, lol.

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