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Best Bidet Seats for Muscular Dystrophy 

The progressive muscle loss and weakness associated with Muscular Dystrophy can make daily tasks of living, such as using the bathroom, more challenging. If you or your loved one has difficulty with balance, coordination or mobility, the repeated sitting, standing and leaning involved in going to the bathroom can be inconvenient, uncomfortable, or even dangerous. A bidet seat can be the perfect way to increase independence in the bathroom while also enhancing comfort, hygiene and safety. Below, we discuss three bidet seats that are a great fit for anyone with muscular dystrophy.  

First Place Pick

Cascade 3000

Price: $899

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Pros: 

  • Sittable lid supports up to 330 lbs (seat also supports up to 330 lbs)

  • Versatile design fits most one and two-piece toilets

  • High quality stainless steel nozzles 

  • Adjustable water temperature, water pressure, seat temperature and nozzle position

  • Oscillating spray option

  • Instant water heating system provides unlimited warm wash water (there may be some subtle temperature variations)

  • Specially designed one button wash and dry -- only seat on the market offering a 1 minute wash followed by a 3 minute dry

  • Child mode (selection button located on the seat itself, not on remote)
  • Silver Nano Technology sterilizes the water used for washing and for rinsing the seat's nozzles after each use

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • LED Nightlight
  • Warm air dryer with adjustable temperature

  • Choose between a large remote (default option) or small remote

  • 4 year full warranty

  • Comes in Elongated and Round sizes

  • Available in white

 

Cons:

  • Premium price (contact us for better pricing)

  • Nozzles cannot be replaced at home

  • No pulse spray option

  • No enema function 

  • Lower water flow rate than the BB-1000 (below), which translates into a less powerful wash

  • No warranty upgrade options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You might choose this seat if: 

  • You need to sit on the lid due to bathroom configuration, to complete personal hygiene tasks, or for any other reason

  • You would benefit from a larger remote with raised buttons due to visual or physical disabilities

  • You experience frequent constipation and would benefit from an enema wash function
  • Nozzle and seat hygiene is a top priority -- the Cascade 3000's interior tubing and nozzles are coated in a silver nano-solution that keep water sterile as it passes through the unit

  • The seat needs to fit on a round toilet seat or a toilet with a French curve design - the Cascade 3000 comes in both round and elongated seat sizes and will fit on many French curve toilets
  • You will likely rely on the one button wash and dry feature regularly -- the Cascade 3000's one button wash/dry option provides the longest cycle of any seat on the market for a comprehensive cleansing and drying experience

 

Why This is Our Top Pick

The Cascade 3000 provides a range of great features that increase comfort and convenience, all while enhancing bathroom independence. It's an especially great fit for individuals experiencing muscle weakness or loss of dexterity thanks to its warm water wash options, quality warm air dryer, thorough one button wash and dry feature, and large remote with easy to press buttons.

Design Features

The Cascade 3000's sleek design makes it one of the most versatile bidet seats on the market. It is designed to fit on most one and two-piece toilets, including many with a difficult-to-fit French curve design, and it's available in both round and elongated seat sizes. While most most bidets come with lids that cannot safely support the weight of an adult, the Cascade 3000 comes with a sittable lid that can safely support up to 330 lbs. This is an especially great feature to have for anyone who's accustomed to sitting on the toilet lid for activities like getting dressed, performing personal hygiene tasks, or helping someone bathe.

Wash & Dry Feature

The Cascade 3000 features an instant water heater that generates unlimited warm wash water, an oscillating wash option that soothes tender areas and helps increase wash coverage, and a built in warm air dryer that gets you dry without needing to wipe with toilet paper. For added convenience and ease of use, the Cascade 3000 comes with an auto wash mode that initiates a standard wash and dry cycle at the touch of a button, which is perfect for quick cleansing or for users who feel overwhelmed  navigating the remote. It's worth noting that the Cascade 3000 offers the longest auto wash/dry of any seat on the market, making it the best choice for thorough cleansing and drying at the touch of a button. The built-in LED nightlight illuminates the toilet bowl to make nighttime restroom trips safer and easier, and the automatic deodorizer gets rid of offensive bathroom odors. 

Remote & Controls

The Cascade 3000 comes with two remote options, so users can choose what suits their needs best: a large remote with easy-to-navigate, raised buttons that are helpful for visually impaired users or those who have difficulty with fine motor tasks, or a small remote with flat buttons and a display screen.  

 

Second Place Pick

Bio Bidet dib-850 Special Edition Seat 

Price: $699

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Pros: 

  • Specially contoured seat

  • Sittable Lid

  • Enema wash

  • Wide spray

  • High quality stainless steel nozzles

  • Nozzles can be easily replaced at home

  • Pulse wash

  • Oscillating wash option

  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water for washing

  • Warm air dryer

  • User presets

  • One button wash & dry

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • LED night light

  • Toilet seat riser compatible

  • Intuitive & sleek, wall mount remote
  • 3 year full warranty with the option to upgrade to a 6 year full warranty

  • Comes in Elongated and Round sizes

  • Available in white

Cons:

  • Premium Price (Contact us for better pricing)

  • Water flow rate of 0.16 gallons per minute is lower than the BB-1000 (0.32 gallons per minute) and Cascade 3000 (0.185 gallons per minute), which translates to a somewhat less powerful and efficient wash 

  • Remote is slightly less intuitive than the BB-1000 remote

  • No nozzle sterilization

  • No child mode

You may choose this seat if:

  • You want to sit on the lid due to bathroom configuration, to complete personal hygiene tasks, or for any other reason

  • You require extra support while sitting

  • More than person will be regularly using the bidet and would benefit from being able program their preferred settings into the seat via the user preset function

  • You experience frequent constipation and would benefit from an enema wash function
  • You need a longer wash cycle and would benefit from unlimited warm water

  • You prefer a sleek remote with touchscreen-like buttons.

Why This is Our Second Place Pick

The dib-850 Special Edition seat by Bio Bidet is a versatile seat that meets a wide range of bathroom needs so you can take risk and worry out of your bathroom routine and replace it with the confidence that you are getting the maximum clean with minimal effort. If you have muscular dystrophy, you will likely find that the extra comfortable seat, one button wash and dry feature, user presets, touchscreen-like remote, and warm air dryer make using the restroom independently both easier and more enjoyable. 

Design Features

The dib-850 is crafted with special contours and curves that allow you to sit more naturally and sets it apart from many other seats. This special design adds support for your back, provides a wider sitting area and is considered one of the most comfortable seats on the market today. All of these elements are especially beneficial for individuals with muscular dystrophy since proper alignment and support can be necessary for successfully completing bowel movements.

Additionally, the dib-850  comes with a convenient sittable lid, which is a rare feature due to the complex hardware and electronics stored in the back of the bidet seat. If you have a smaller bathroom or the space is configured in such a way that a helper needs to sit on the lid to assist someone in the tub, then a sittable lid is a must have. While the dib-850's lid can accommodate up to 200 pounds, do keep in mind that the Cascade 3000's lid can support up to 330 lbs, meaning that the Cascade might be a better option if someone over 200 lbs will be sitting on the lid frequently.

Wash & Dry Features

The dib-850 comes equipped with a high-quality, 3-in-1 stainless steel nozzle that allows a single nozzle to perform the standard front, rear and enema washes. Along with these three main washes, the dib-850 also offers other soothing options including pulse wash, adjustable oscillating wash, and wide spray for additional coverage. These ensure that you can find safe and comfortable cleansing routine that works for your individual needs. Furthermore, the dib-850's nozzles are adjustable so you can customize the different washes to your body, which is particularly helpful for users with muscular dystrophy as side effects can include scoliosis, curving of the spine, or pelvic twisting.

The dib-850 also comes with a warm air dryer with adjustable temperature controls that will eliminate the need for toilet paper, and along with it, any bending, reaching, standing or leaning that can increase fall risks. Adding even more convenience, the dib-850 includes an automatic one button wash & dry function as well as user presets, which are great if more than one person will be using the seat.

In addition, the dib-850 features an enema wash that is a must-have if anyone in your household suffers from frequent constipation. This feature utilizes Bio Bidet’s patented vortex technology to spray a powerful, circular stream of water into the rectum, which loosens stool and stimulates bowel movements. The pulse wash feature is a gentler option for relieving constipation, as it quickly alternates the water pressure to create a gentle, massaging sensation that relaxes tender areas and encourages the bowels.

As an added bonus, the dib-850 is compatible with toilet seat risers.

Remote & Controls

If you or a loved has difficulty with dexterity, you will like the touch screen functionality of the dib-850’s remote control. Since minimal pressure is needed to operate the remote, it is easy to choose your desired options. This remote also has an illumination feature and can be mounted to the wall for easy accessibility 

 

Third Place Pick

Bio Bidet BB-1000

Price: $499

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Pros:

  • Affordable price point

  • Adjustable temperature warm air dryer

  • Enema Wash

  • Adjustable nozzles

  • Higher water flow rate - 0.32 gallons per minute -- which translates into a more powerful wash

  • Compatible with toilet seat risers

  • Large panel style remote with simple layout

Cons:

  • No one button auto wash & dry

  • No dedicated wide spray option (functionally, however, the BB-1000's strong water flow rate makes up for the lack of a wide spray feature)

  • No sittable lid

  • No LED nightlight
  • Plastic nozzles

  • Tank water heater produces limited warm water  

  • No nozzle sterilization

  • No child mode

You may choose this seat if:

  • You looking for luxury bidet features on a budget

  • You have incontinence issues or could otherwise benefit from a higher water flow rate

  • You have difficulties with dexterity and would benefit from the control panel remote style

Why This is Our Third Place Pick

The BB-1000 is another great bidet seat that's designed to maximize convenience and comfort in the bathroom. One of the features that makes this seat especially desirable for those with physical challenges is the intuitively laid out, panel style remote, which comes with large buttons. As an added bonus, this high quality bidet seat comes in at a lower price point than other luxury seats, making it more affordable than our first and second place recommendations.

Wash & Dry Features

Side effects of muscular dystrophy can sometimes include incontinence and constipation, and the BB-1000 is designed to take on both of these bathroom difficulties. Like the dib-850, the BB-1000 is equipped with Bio Bidet’s patented enema wash with Vortex Technology that helps loosen stubborn stool and relieve constipation. Furthermore, the seat's soothing pulse wash function quickly alternates the wash spray's pressure, creating a massage sensation that can also help stimulate the bowels.

One of the more significant differences between the BB-1000 and the dib-850 is their water flow rate, which determines the overall strength of the wash stream. The dib-850 has a water flow rate of 0.16 gallons per minute while the BB-1000's water flow rate is twice as high, coming in at 0.32 gallons per minute. The benefit of a stronger water flow rate is a faster, more effective cleanse, which is especially helpful when cleaning up after bowel or urinary incontinence.

Like the dib-850, the BB-1000 comes with a single 3-1 nozzle that performs the front, rear and enema washes. The only difference between the two seats is that the dib-850's nozzles are made of stainless steel, while the BB-1000's nozzles are made of plastic. When it comes to bidet seat nozzles, stainless steel is the more desirable material due to the ease with which it can be kept clean. Even so, the BB-1000's nozzle is similar to those on the dib-850 and Cascade 3000 in that it is adjustable, self-cleaning and offers an oscillating function that moves the wash wand rapidly back and forth for increased coverage and cleansing power.

Like the Cascade 3000 and dib-850, the BB-1000 also comes with a quality warm air dryer with adjustable temperature settings, which is a particularly valuable function to have if you or your family member finds wiping difficult or painful. 

Remote & Controls

As mentioned above, the BB-1000 is a great option for anyone with dexterity issues due to its large, panel style wireless remote. This remote has generously sized buttons and a layout that is easy to understand, which makes choosing options simple and straightforward. For added accessibility and convenience, the remote can be mounted to the wall.

 

 

 








 

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