Washroom Dignity

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rolark

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We just bought a Toto Washlet for our house to give my wife some washroom dignity. We did not have room for a seperate bidet so this was simply an electric seat that fits on a toilet that and has a remote control. Seat is heated, washes the front and rear, and dries even has a filter to remove odour. So far it is amazing - very welcomed.

We just bought it from a bathroom supply house locally. Not trying to sell them or anything. Thought people might be interested in somthing that didn't require rennovations.

Also its on a comfort height toilet - 2" or so higher than a regular one. Much easier to stand up from and looks normal - no giant plastic seat.

My dad origianlly saw it a Tilly Clothing store - and put me on to it.

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Tim -

Thanks so much for the info. I'm not there yet, but this is the kind of thing that worries me the most - how can I retain some shred of dignity as things progress. I find posts like this very reassuring.

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Don't wait until you need it..get one now, it will be the most wonderful purchase for your family. I have the Jasmine washlet and while there isn't a steep learning curve, there is one. Everyone loves it so much, I am going to put one in another bathroom. The biggest surprise of all, you will never be constipated again. Treat yourself. My son installed mine in less than 10 minutes
 

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need one

Great guys, just what I've been worrying about .:oops: :confused: :( where in Tifton, georgia (U.S.) can I find one ? I have been so depressed lately. This will be so wounderful SANTA HELP ME. JANF
 

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Hi Tim. Have they got a website or can you get it at Home Dept. I'm getting to be in the market for one soon. AL.
 

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Just after my last posting here I went to the bathroom at work and found myself sitting on a Toto toilet (knew you were all just waiting to hear that :) ), so then I googled Toto toilets - looks like a widely distributed brand - probably something you could find locally. BUT ..... the washlets are pricey (at least for me). I might have to start a fund raiser - what should I call it?

Liz
 

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Thanks Liz I'll Check
 

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something a little funny

Tim told me that he didn't have to buy the whole toilet, just the seat. I think it ranged around $1,000. mark or so. I think it is totally worth it.

I hope Tim doesn't mind me telling a little funny story about it. His 8 year old daughter came up to me the other day while I was at their house and asked "Auntie Barbie, do you mind if I go and have a little rinse?. " She assured me that she knew how to use it.
So I said, "Go ahead......Have fun." ....

I thought that was funny. The kids like it too. ha ha.

Barbie:-D
 

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Hey Liz- how about a GoToToto fundraiser dinner? :-D
 

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What a wonderful product!
I wonder if one could claim the cost as a medical expense, or would they view it as a "luxury" item. (I don't see how a person's dignity can be deemed a luxury...but what do I know!:-D )

Cheers and thanks for bringing that product to our attention!
 

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I echo Susan, don't wait get it now. I bought a Toto Jasmine 2 years ago and can't imagine life without it. Anything less seems barbaric now. There's no need to pay $1000 for it. Dealers on ebay will sell it for much less. Here's one for $619 US. If you're patient you should find it for a bit less.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/TOTO-S300-Jasmin-New-Bidet-Seat-Washlet_W0QQitemZ200055187889QQihZ010QQcategoryZ42025QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The only change I would have made is to buy the elongated one rather than the round. It gives an extra inch or so of length which I would appreciate.

Another worthwhile addition for most PALS is a Toilevator which simply raises your existing toilet to a more suitable height. Much cheaper than buying a special raised toilet and just as effective. Aesthetically, you won't notice a difference from a regular toilet. They cost about $80-90 US and are available from you local medical supply shop or on-line:

http://www.bizrate.com/accessibilityequipment/products__keyword--toilevator__lp--1__mkt_id--58055719__sfsk--7.html
 
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Rolark, thanks for reminding people about a great product for PALS or anyone else. Do you mind telling me what you paid for it locally in Canada? I was down in the US on a holiday so I just bought one on eBay, had it shipped to my US departure point and then brought it back with me.

John
 

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Mike27,

you asked about health covering the washlets. I'm in the US and have United Healtchare. I"m in the process of getting a Toto for my partner. It looks like UHC will cover a portion of it if it is prescribed by our doc, who is more than happy to do so. A higher percentage will be paid if I go through an affiliated provider, so I'm working on getting them to order the Toto for me. I'll update when I have more info, but I'm thinking that's how it should work with most coverage.

best,

jv
 

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Thanks for that jv!

Cheers!
 
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