What's the Best Toilet Tissue Holder for Aging or Someone with a Disability?

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.
The best toilet paper for an accessible bathroom is the Invisia Collection toilet paper holder with integrated grab bar.  Both a grab bar and a toilet paper holder, yet aesthetically pleasing.   This toilet paper holder although functional is also more expensive than typical toilet tissue holders.


Invisa integrated toilet paper holder/grab bar.  $229.00
When designing a bathroom for someone who is aging or has a disability or if you are utilizing principals of universal design for your own ease of use a flip-up or pivoting toilet paper holder is the toilet paper holder of choice.  


NOT a tension rod toilet paper holder!!
As we age our visual skills and fine motor skills begin to deteriorate.  The traditional toilet paper holder with the tension spring rod holding the toilet paper is difficult.  Pushing in the spring to align in the toilet paper holder then letting the spring loose at the right time takes coordination.
Moen DN6808CH Inspirations Paper Holder, Chrome

Moen DN6808CH Inspirations Paper Holder, Chrome with tension bar, $19.41.

NOT a European-style toilet paper holder!!

European toilet paper holders have become more popular in the United States in the past several years.  Although easy to put the toilet paper on the holder, the toilet paper often comes off during use, not a favorite for accessibility.


Moen DN8408CH Inspirations Paper Holder, Chrome

Moen DN8408CH Inspirations Paper Holder, Chrome, $10.15

YES, a flip-up or pivoting toilet paper holder!!

The flip-up toilet paper holder is easiest to use one-handed, with poor fine motor skills, poor visual skills, doesn't matter.  This style of toilet paper holder wins the universal design for ease of use everytime.  Flip-up toilet paper holders can be found in a variety of styles and finishes.

Moen DN0708CH Inspirations Pivoting Paper Holder, Chrome

Moen DN0708CH Inspirations Pivoting Paper Holder, Chrome, $28.78

 

 

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