Bariatric commodes are multifunctional tools to make everyday easier for those who are bedridden or have limited mobility and their caretakers. Almost all models have tool-free drop arms allowing those patients who are bedridden or using wheelchairs to make transfer safe and easy. Some models are able to be utilized as raised toilet seats as well as traditional commode use. Whether the chair is aluminum or steel, the commodes are extremely sturdy yet lightweight and most are welded for the highest level of strength. All brands feature padded arms and many have built-in or snap-on backs for comfort. Brands and models vary in weight capacity but most accommodate up to 650 lbs.