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Best Bidet Seats for Individuals Following a Stroke

If you or a family member has experienced a major stroke, you are familiar with the challenges that a sudden change in physical or mental abilities brings. The lack of mobility, vision changes, loss of speech, muscle stiffness, and coordination difficulties that can follow a stroke often mean decreased independence when performing daily tasks like using the restroom. If you or your loved one has trouble with balance, coordination or mobility, the repeated sitting, standing and leaning involved with going to the bathroom can be risky without assistance, and wiping thoroughly with toilet paper can become difficult. Furthermore, it's not uncommon for issues with constipation and/or bowel incontinence to arise following a stroke, which can open the door to additional discomfort and health issues, such as urinary tract infections.

A bidet seat can make a significant difference for anyone navigating the effects of a stroke, and below we offer recommendations for several of the best bidet seats for those who have experienced a stroke. With a wide array of wash and dry options at the touch of a button, these bidet seats provide a safe, healthy bathroom routine, all while increasing bathroom independence. 

First Place Pick

Dignity Solutions 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 eliminates the need for wiping with toilet paper

  • 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 wash

  • No enema function 

  • No wide spray
  • Water flow rate of 0.185 gallons per minute is lower than the Bio Bidet BB-1000 (below), which translates to a somewhat less powerful and efficient wash stream

You might choose this seat if: 

  • You want to be able to sit on the lid due to bathroom configuration, to complete personal hygiene tasks, to assist someone with bathing, and so forth

  • You would benefit from a larger remote with raised buttons due dexterity or mobility limitations

  • Nozzle and seat hygiene is a top priority for you -- 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

  • You want unlimited warm water for washing 

  • 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 leave you exceptionally clean, all while enhancing bathroom comfort and convenience. It offers two remote options, one of which is a large remote with raised, easy to navigate buttons that are especially helpful for anyone with vision impairments, dexterity limitations, or for users who plan to operate the remote with their feet. The one button wash and dry feature also simplifies the process of getting clean and is a great fit for those looking to minimize the amount of button-pressing required to achieve a thorough cleansing and drying. Do note that there are a few features that our second and/or third place picks offer that the Cascadae 3000 doesn't, including pulse washing, an enema function, wide spray mode, and nozzles that can't be replaced at home.

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 Features

The Cascade 3000 features an instant water heater that generates unlimited warm wash water, an oscillating wash option that soothes tender areas and helps stimulate the bowels, 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. The large remote comes with easy-to-navigate, raised buttons that are helpful for visually impaired users, those who have difficulty with fine motor tasks, or anyone planning to use their feet to operate the remote. A small remote with flat buttons and a display screen is also available. 

 

 

Second Place Pick

Bio Bidet dib-850 Special Edition Bidet Seat 

Price: $699

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Pros:

  • Specially contoured, extra-comfortable seat

  • Sittable Lid

  • Enema wash

  • Wide spray

  • High quality, adjustable stainless steel nozzles

  • Nozzles can be easily replaced at home
  • Pulse wash

  • Oscillating wash option
  • Instant water heater provides unlimited warm water for washing

  • Adjustable warm air dryer

  • User presets

  • One button wash & dry

  • Built-in deodorizer
  • LED night light

  • Intuitive and sleek, wall mounted 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 might choose this seat if:

  • Your bathroom is configured in such a way that you or someone in your household needs to sit on the bidet seat lid (lid supports up to 200 lbs)

  • You experience frequent constipation

  • You could benefit from the added convenience of user presets and one button wash & dry.

  • You don't have severe dexterity issues and can operate a standard size remote

  • You want unlimited warm wash wash water


Why the Bio Bidet dib-850 is our second place pick:

The dib-850 Special Edition seat by Bio Bidet is a versatile seat, packed with great features that meet a wide range of bathroom needs. If you or your loved one is dealing with a stroke related disability, you will love the simplicity and convenience that the dib-850 adds to the bathroom routine. We've ranked it second behind the Cascade 3000 because it doesn't offer nozzle sterilization, has a slightly less powerful wash stream, doesn't come with a child mode option or a choice of remote styles, and the lid only supports up to 200 lbs. That said, it does offer a few features that the Cascade 3000 doesn't, including a powerful enema wash, pulse washing, and a wide spray option, as well as nozzles that can easily be replaced at home should they become corroded. Between the dib-850's great wash and dry options, you can take the risk and worry out of your bathroom routine and replace it with the confidence that you are getting the maximum clean with minimal effort. 

Special Design Features

The dib-850's features unique contours and curves that allow you to sit more naturally. This special design provides support for your back and is considered one of the most comfortable seats on the market today. Additionally, the dib also comes with a very convenient sittable lid. When it comes to bidet seats, a sittable lid is a rare feature due to all the complex hardware and electronics being stored inside the seat, but the dib-850 lid can accommodate up to 200 pounds. If you or a loved one needs assistance while bathing and your bathroom is configured in a way where one would have to sit upon the lid in order to provide this assistance, a sittable lid is a must have feature. Do note, however, that the dib-850's sittable lid only supports up to 200 lbs, whereas the Cascade 3000's lid supports up to 330 lbs.

Wash & Dry Features

The dib-850 comes equipped with a high-quality, 3-in-1 stainless steel nozzle that provides a wide variety of wash options. The 3-in-1 functionality allows for just a single nozzle to perform the standard front, rear and enema washes. Aside from these 3 main washes, the dib also comes with other soothing options including pulse wash, adjustable oscillating wash, and wide spray for additional coverage. All these options allow you to establish a safe and comfortable cleansing routine that works for your individual needs.

If you or your loved one is dealing with mobility and coordination challenges resulting from a stroke, adding a bidet seat with a warm air dryer can add simplicity and peace of mind. The adjustable temperature dryer included on the dib-850 eliminates the need for toilet paper, and along with it any bending, reaching, standing or leaning that can lead to falling. For 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.

If discomfort from constipation is an issue, you'll definitely want to consider a seat with an enema wash feature. The dib-850 comes with a powerful enema wash that utilizes Bio Bidet’s patented vortex technology. Essentially, the enema wash function sprays a powerful, circular stream of water into the rectum, which loosens stool and stimulates bowel movements. Additionally, the pulse wash feature can provide relief from constipation.

If, on the other hand, a stroke has left you susceptible to urinary or bowel incontinence, you will appreciate the wide spray feature on the dib-850, which provides extra water coverage for fast and thorough cleaning in any messy situation.

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

Remote & Controls

If a stroke has caused you or your loved one to experience muscle weakness in the hands, 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. It also has an illumination feature and can be hand-held or slid into a wall for easy accessibility. However, the remote does have a slightly less intuitive design than the BB-1000 and Cascade 3000 remotes, making it a somewhat more complicated option.

 

Third Place Pick

Bio Bidet BB-1000 Supreme

Price: $499

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 Pros:

  • More affordable price than the dib-850

  • Straight-forward, easy to use, large panel style remote

  • Strong, high rate of of water flow (0.32 gallons per minute), which results in a faster, more effective cleanse
  • Enema wash

  • Pulse wash option

  • Oscillating wash option
  • Warm air dryer

  • Built-in deodorizer

  • 3 year limited warranty - can upgrade to 6 year full warranty

  • Comes in Elongated and Round sizes

  • Available in white

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 provides limited warm water for washing

  • No nozzle sterilization

  • No child mode

You might choose this seat if:

  • You have difficulty pressing normal size buttons due to lack of dexterity

  • You experience frequent constipation and/or incontinence

  • You are looking for a more affordable option

Why the Bio Bidet BB-1000 is our third place pick:

The BB-1000 is another great bidet seat from Bio Bidet that comes with many features designed to increase bathroom comfort and convenience. The BB-1000's easy to operate panel style remote with large buttons and intuitive layout makes this seat especially desirable for those with stroke-related physical challenges. As an added perk, this high quality seat comes in at a lower price point than other luxury seats. The reason we've ranked it third behind the Cascade 3000 and dib-850 is that it features a tank water heater that provides limited warm water (versus unlimited warm water), plastic nozzles (versus higher quality stainless steel nozzles), and it doesn't have a sittable lid, nightlight, wide spray, or one-button wash and dry.

Wash & Dry Features

Incontinence and constipation can be side effects of a stroke, and the BB-1000 is designed to take on both of these bathroom issues. Like the dib-850, the BB-1000 comes equipped with Bio Bidet’s patented enema wash with Vortex Technology that is specially designed to relieve constipation. Furthermore, the BB-1000 also offers a soothing pulse wash function that quickly varies the pressure of the water stream to create a massaging sensation that can help stimulate bowel movements while relaxing tender tissue.

Water flow rate, which determines the overall strength of the wash stream, is one area where the BB-1000 and the dib-850 vary quite a bit. 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 strong, at 0.32 gallons per minute. The benefit of a stronger water flow rate is a faster, more effective cleanse, which can be particularly helpful when cleaning up after bowel or urinary incontinence. It is worth noting that the BB-1000’s high water flow rate also makes up for its lack of a wide spray wash function.

While the BB-1000 possess a 3-1 single nozzle like the dib-850, the nozzle itself is made of plastic whereas the dib-850's nozzle is made of stainless steel. 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 and sanitary.

The BB-1000 also comes with a quality warm air dryer with adjustable settings that dramatically reduces or even eliminates the need for toilet paper, and this is a fantastic feature to have if you or a family member finds wiping with toilet paper to be painful or difficult.

Remote and Controls

As mentioned above, the BB-1000 is a great option for anyone with physical disabilities, balance and coordination difficulties, or dexterity issues thanks to its large, panel style remote. The remote's large buttons and easy to understand layout make choosing your options simple, and the remote can be mounted to the wall for added convenience.

 


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