The 10 Best Bedside Commode for Elderly of 2022

A commode is more of a mobile toilet that is placed by the bedside. It’s an ideal option for mobility impaired persons, expectant women, patients recuperating from surgery, and anyone who may find it hard to visit the bathroom.

Our market has more than enough of these units. As you’ll find out, most of them share the same features and are used in the same way. However, not every other commode is perfect for you. Why? This is because they vary in terms of weight capacity and ease of storage and transportation.

How do you find an ideal commode for yourself, a senior or a sick patient?

Firstly, check the weight capacity. Most toilet seats support between 250-350lbs. However, there are others which will support up 650 pounds.

Secondly, ensure that you can reach the seat without struggling. Again, you should be able to fit between the arm frames without forcing yourself through. This may necessitate taking of measurements.

Next, depending on your mobility level, you can opt for a commode that can be used as a toilet frame or elevated seat over the existing toilet.

Again, ensure that the receptacle pail is enough for your waste, is easy to remove, and to clean. Lastly and most important, opt for a unit that folds flat and that which can be assembled with no fuss.

10. Roscoe Medical 3-in-1 Folding Commode

  • By: Roscoe Medical
  • Item Weight: 17 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

This Roscoe Medical Commode comes with a tough and durable steel construction. It’s a China-made unit weighing 17lbs and with the ability to support users with up to 300 pounds. Its seat has a width of 24’’ and has a height of 23’’ which can be easily adjusted in 1-inch increments.

Three-in-One Folding Round Commode
  • Roscoe Medical - Roscoe 3 in 1 Folding Commode

The gray set comes complete with a bucket with a carry handle and cover. It also has a splash shield that adds to its hygienic orientation.

For the user’s comfort and added stability, Roscoe comes fitted with a snap-on back support. The commode also features non-marring rubber tips which will prevent making marks on the floor. Without forgetting, the bucket and the removable back are all latex-free and won’t cause any allergic reaction.

This commode also folds flat in seconds making storage a breeze and convenient to travel with.


  • Easy assembly
  • Easy to clean
  • Folds flat


  • No flaw has been reported yet

9. Fidler MedicalFolding Steel Bedside Commode

  • By: Fidler Medical
  • Item Weight: N/A
  • Product Dimensions: N/A

Our next option is this attractively constructed steel commode by Fidler Medical. This seat has it all in terms of versatility. Starting from its fuss-free setup to effortless folding, Fidler Medical aims at offering optimum convenience for a long, long time.

Portable Folding Steel Bedside Commode Bathroom Toilet
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty by original purchaser.
  • Conveniently folds flat for easy transportation & storage. Adjustable height legs.
  • Snap on seat and lid made from durable plastic for easy cleaning. Arms are plastic for extra comfort.
  • 7.5 qt commode bucket, splash shield and cover are included.
  • Made from durable grey powder coated steel welded construction for durability and strength.

This commode has a durable steel-welded frame with anti-rattle rings to make it quieter. The frame has a gray powder finish that complements its look while adding to its durability. The package also includes a 7.5qt commode bucket with a cover and a splash shield. Its arm frames are fitted with plastic handles for the user’s comforts.

Fidler Medical weighs 14.8lbs and has a weight limit of 250 pounds. Its seat has a width of 13.5’’ and a depth of 22.5’’.


  • It’s attractive
  • Plastic arms add comfort
  • Height adjustable


  • None identified

8. Medline MDS89664KDMB 3-in-1 Folding Steel Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 13.1 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 8 x 21.5 inches 

Medline has some of the most renowned bedside commodes. This one, for instance, is amongst the most versatile units they’re on the market. It’s a 3-in-1 folding commode.

It comes as a complete set with a seat, pail, and splash guard and can, therefore, be used as a standalone folding bedside commode. For those who are mobile enough to go to the bathroom, the pail can be removed and let the unit be used as an elevated toilet seat with safety rails.

Medline MDS89664KDMB also has plastic handrails that add more comfort. Again, it features a toilet paper holder that keeps the toilet paper just within your reach. The width inside the arms is 18.5 inches. The legs have a slanted design and support weights of up to 350lbs.

Lastly, like most of the products from this manufacturer, this commode’s bucket and splash guard feature microban technology. This inhibits the growth of microbes that cause odors and stains.

The only challenge with this commode is that though sold as foldable, you’ll have to disassemble it fully for storage or travel. However, that requires no tools, and it’s fast.


  • It’s a 3-in-1 set
  • Has a toilet paper holder


  • Requires disassembly for storage

7. Drive Medical 11117N-1Bariatric Folding Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 6 inches 

Though pricey than most of the units that we’ve reviewed thus far, Drive Medical 11117N-1 is what you require if you need a unit that’s more durable and for heavy people.

Drive Medical 11117N-1 Bariatric Commode Chair for Toilet with Arms, Gray
  • Tool-free assembly in 3 easy steps. The push button height adjustable legs makes sizing a breeze allowing this commode to be used as an elevated toilet seat
  • Easily opens and folds for storage and transportation
  • Durable plastic 16 1/2" deep snap-on seat with lid
  • Comes complete with 12 qt commode bucket with carry handle, cover and splash shield
  • Overall Dimensions: 18"(L) x 31.75"(W) x 15.5"(H); Seat Dimensions: 16.5"(D) x 13.5"(W) x 15.5-22"(H); Width Between Arms: 24"; Weight Capacity: 650 lbs

This commode has a deluxe design featuring heavy-duty steel frames that support weights of up to 650lbs. Again, this versatile unit can also be used as a toilet safety frame or an elevated toilet seat.

Drive Medical 11117N-1 is 15.5’’ at its lowest height. However, that can be adjusted with a simple press of a push-button to elevate it gradually up to 22 inches. This makes it ideal for different users and existing toilets with different heights.

The package comes complete with a 12qt bucket with a carrying handle, a cover, and a splash guard.


  • Supports heavy weight
  • Has sturdy construction


  • Pricey and heavy

6. Drive Medical 11148KDR-1 Folding Commode(300lbs)

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 7.5 x 24.4 inches 

Drive Medical 11148KDR-1 is designed for people looking for a sturdy space-saving commode. It’s sturdy and has a gray powder coating that gives it its eye-pleasing design.

Drive Medical Deluxe Folding Commode with Commode Bucket and Splash Guard
  • Height adjustable 16.5"-22.5"
  • Durable plastic snap on seat and lid
  • Folds easily for storage and transport

This unit also comes as a savior for low toilets. It can be configured to act as an elevator as well as a toilet frame. Its height easily adjusts from 16.5-22.5 inches.

Its plastic arms are also noticeable. These not only offer comfortable armrests but also help the user when sitting or standing up.


  • Perfect for tight space toilets
  • Has adjustable height
  • Folds flat


  • The seat may be small for some

5. INV96301 – Invacare Corporation Commode

  • By: Invacare
  • Item Weight: 9.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 25 x 29 inches 

Are you looking for an inexpensive commode to fit in your tight budget without compromising on safety, comfort, and convenience? INV96301 could be it.

Invacare I-Class All-in-One Commode for use Beside or as Raised Toilet Seat
  • Large 16 inch wide snap-on seat with lid for added comfort and support
  • Includes commode bucket, bucket cover and splash shield
  • Wing nuts allow for removal of backrest when needed

Though cheap, this unit has sturdy steel construction and supports 350lbs with no fuss. Its seat measures 16’’. As such, you may want to consider the user’s measurements before purchasing. It also has plastic armrests and height adjustable legs.


  • It’s lightweight (12.9 pounds)
  • It’s inexpensive


  • Its seat and cover feel flimsy

4. Medline Guardian G30213-1F Bedside Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 14 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 24.5 x 26.5 inches 

Medline Guardian G30213 is another budget level bedside commode that should serve you right if you need a unit you can move or transport easily.

Medline Guardian G30213-1F Deluxe Folding Bedside Commode/Toilet Seat/Safety Rails - All in One
  • 3-in-1 Steel folding commode with adjustable seat height
  • Durable steel frame and strong plastic seat with 350 lbs weight capacity
  • Includes a commode bucket, lid, and splash guard
  • Seat depth is 16 inches; width between arms is 19 inches; overall width is 21.25 inches
  • Easy to clean with clip-on seats

The commode will conveniently fold down to save your space by up to 35%. It also comes ready to use with a pail, a cover, and splash shield. The seat snaps into place easily and can also be removed for breezy cleaning.

With its sturdy construction, Medline Guardian G30213 supports 350 pounds. The seat between its arms is 19’’ while the seat depth is 16’’. Lastly, the height is adjustable to fit different heights.


  • Easy to clean
  • Folds flat


3. Medline MDS89664 3-in-1 Bedside Commode

  • By: Medline
  • Item Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 25.2 x 25.2 x 26.4 inches 

This is another pocket-friendly model from Medline’s pool of bedside commodes. Its low profile featuring a gray theme fits well in most rooms.

Medline MDS89664 3-in-1 Steel Bedside Commode
  • Features a durable, plastic seat with lid Plastic armrests for additional patient comfort
  • Adjustable legs allow seat to be raised or lowered in 1 inch increments
  • Seat height range is 15 inch-21 inch38-53 cm, 15 inch38 cm seat depth,

It boasts plastic armrests and a snap-on back for the patient’s comfort. It has a height range of between 15-21 inches and supports up to 350 pounds. Medline MDS89664 can also be used as a toilet support frame and elevated toilet seat.


  • It’s a 3-in-1 unit
  • Has adjustable height


  • Its seat could be smaller for some

2. Drive Medical RTL11148KDR Folding Bedside Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 14.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 22.8 x 25 inches 

This bedside commode by Drive Medical comes as a complete set with a 7.5qt pail with a handle, cover, and splash guard.

Drive Medical Folding Bedside Commode Seat with Commode Bucket and Splash Guard, Powder Blue
  • Easily opens and folds for storage and transportation
  • Durable plastic snap-on seat and lid installs without pushing buttons
  • Blue powder-coated steel-welded construction with plastic arms for comfort and support
  • Comes complete with 7.5 qt commode bucket with carry handle, cover and splash shield
  • Seat Dimensions: 14.5"(D) x 13"(W) x 15.75-21.5"(H); Outside Legs: 22.25"(W); Width Between Arms: 18"; Weight Capacity: 350 lbs

Unlike most of the units on this list, this commode has unique and durable blue powder coating. It also assembles, opens, and folds easily. In fact, it features an elastic cord that makes folding, storage, and transportation pretty easy.

It also has a push button for graduated height increments. It has 18’’ between arms and supports 350 pounds.


  • Strong steel-welded construction
  • Usable as an elevated toilet seat


  • Its seat is small

1. Drive Medical Steel Bedside Commode

  • By: Drive Medical
  • Item Weight: 14.5 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 7.5 x 24.4 inches 

This best-selling folding bedside commode supports users weighing up to 350 pounds. Just like the unit we’ve just reviewed above, this one also has an elastic cord to make folding pretty quick and easy. It’s also a complete set with a commode bucket, cover, and splash guard.

Drive Medical 11148-1 Steel Bedside Commode Chair, Grey
  • 3-in-1 Commode Chair: Versatile 3-in-1 design enables this model to easily be positioned over a standard toilet; can be used as a portable self-contained commode or a shower chair
  • Foldable Frame: Our 350-lb capacity commode chair features fold-up legs for convenient storage and transportation; Seat dimensions: 13.5" x 15"; Seat height: 16.6" x 22.5"; Width between arms: 18", 22.5" outside
  • Easy To Assemble: Achieve the ideal sitting position by adjusting the seat height via built-in push pins; Durable plastic snap-on seat and lid installs without pushing buttons
  • Quality Construction: Made from durable powder-coated steel, our portable commode and potty chair for adults is capable of supporting up to 350 lbs and features supportive armrests
  • Easy To Clean: Equipped with a convenient carry handle and protective pail cover, our bedside commode bucket is easy to empty; Use commode liners for even quicker clean ups

Its seat width measures 13.5’’ while the distance between its arms is 18’’.


  • Opens easily and also folds flat for convenient storage
  • Has strong welding for durability


  • Concerns about faulty and used units

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