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Care homes can improve facilities and claim tax relief

Care homes can improve facilities and claim tax relief

Care homes could improve client dignity and independence, in effect for free. A survey(*) has found 40% of small and medium sized enterprises- including care home operators- are unaware they can claim Capital Allowances tax relief. It applies to ‘plant and machinery’, including fixtures such as bathroom suites. Read more here   And, according to […]

26th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Disability shouldn’t mean sacrificing style

Just because someone may need help in the bathroom doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice style. Closomat, Britain’s market leader in supported intimate care (www.clos-o-mat.com), has taken that to heart. Its new look Lima Vita wall-hung toilet enables people to take advantage of the aesthetics and household cleaning benefits of a wall-hung WC, and simultaneously […]

21st September 2017 | By | Reply More
How one MND sufferer copes with the impact of becoming disabled…

How one MND sufferer copes with the impact of becoming disabled…

Jamie Thompson was busy living ‘normal life’ as a property developer with a young family when his life changed forever. His sudden lack of fine motor skills whilst working on site was not due to the cold weather; it was the onset of Motor Neurone Disease. Now, numerous adaptations to the family home have made […]

2nd September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes of the future: how will they look?

Care homes of the future: how will they look?

As populations around the world begin to live for longer than they ever have, their individual needs related to their health become even more complex, and this is no different in the UK. What this means, is that care homes need to use greater amounts of, and more intelligent, assistive technologies. Furthermore, staff and care […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes should turn to tech to ease staff shortages

Care homes could ease the pressure of staff shortages, and potentially enable their residents to be less reliant on support for some basic activities, by making more use of technology. A new survey by UNISON has claimed the care system is failing elderly residents because of lack of staff. The survey found more than a […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Day centre takes its provision to new heights

Day centre takes its provision to new heights

Caerphilly Council is adopting an innovative approach to support individuals to get the best out of day centre provision: it is increasing opportunities to maintain or further develop their independence, even in the toilet. As part of a major refurbishment of its Brondeg Day Centre, set in a Victorian house in Blackwood, the Council has […]

20th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Junior toileting support by Closomat

Junior toileting support by Closomat

Using the toilet is a bigger issue for children than people realise, whether a child is ‘disabled’ or not. One child in 20 is now disabled- a figure that has increased over 60% in five years. Continence issues affect 1 in 12 young people. That means over 1.5million children potentially need support. Changing a few […]

14th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

Lifted to new heights of independence with assistive technology from Clos-o-Mat

A pensioner who has no strength in her arms is managing to retain her dignity and independence with minimal care support into her eighth decade, in part thanks to her toilet!   Sandra (76) contracted polio when she was just 20. After several years of stability, she developed Post Polio Syndrome, with increasing muscle weakness; […]

21st June 2017 | By | Reply More
Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat

Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat

Disabled children can toilet with dignity and improved hygiene with the latest offering from Clos-o-Mat.   The UK’s leading supplier of toileting aids for the disabled has developed a bespoke clip-on version of the innovative Rifton Hygiene & Toileting System (HTS), enabling the seat to be used with Clos-o-Mat’s Palma Vita wash & dry toilet. […]

19th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Wellbeing from the bottom up….!

Wellbeing from the bottom up….!

More people in Britain suffer from faecal incontinence than suffer from asthma or diabetes!*   Any bowel issue is rarely discussed, but it has huge consequences in terms of health, hygiene and wellbeing. New developments in assistive technology are enabling sufferers to deal with at least some of the consequences in a dignified, sanitary way. […]

12th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Spring celebrations at Warrington care home

Spring celebrations at Warrington care home

Spring has finally sprung at Westy Hall, the Croftwood Care-run residential home in Warrington, where staff and residents welcomed the start of the new season with an afternoon tea party themed around one of its most familiar motifs – the daffodil.   Staff, residents, family and friends embraced the spirit of spring and attended the […]

25th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Lift hygiene and independence to new levels

Lift hygiene and independence to new levels

New levels of independence and cleanliness can be achieved with assistive technology developments in the bathroom.   Clos-o-Mat’s new-look Lima Lifter is unique, being the only wash & dry toilet that is also fully, automatically, height adjustable, every use.   So, whatever the user’s limitations in flexibility, consistent or fluctuating, or how many other people […]

19th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions

Care providers must involve people they support in designing new digital solutions   A new report outlines how health and social care providers must collaborate with users of services when designing apps, websites and other digital technologies.   The publication from VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group) in partnership with the National Care Forum, Co-producing technology: […]

18th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Think Outside the box to Support and Deliver Dignity

Think Outside the box to Support and Deliver Dignity

According to the Commission on Dignity in care for Older People, wellbeing is a fundamental issue on assessing needs. It further maintains that use of technology has huge potential to improve the quality of life, and should be considered, and used, more widely*.   One area that care recipients anecdotally report as affecting their wellbeing […]

27th March 2017 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat bring style to care-free intimate hygiene

Clos-o-Mat bring style to care-free intimate hygiene

The new and improved Vita range of wash & dry toilets give people a stylish solution to retaining independence and dignity in the bathroom.   Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s leader in helpful toileting at home and away, has applied to the new look Vita range its 56 years of experience of working with people to optimise […]

13th March 2017 | By | Reply More
New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

New lending service in Sheffield aims to give disabled people more dignity

“Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.”   That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently.   The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need […]

7th March 2017 | By | Reply More
A toilet helps pensioner keep healthy!

A toilet helps pensioner keep healthy!

A Glasgow pensioner who uses a wheelchair is keeping as healthy and independent as possible, in part due to her toilet.   Margaret Shearer, 65, suffers from a rare neurological condition Transverse Myelitis (similar to MS ) that struck her literally overnight with no warning 15 years ago. The initial idiopathic attack caused her immune […]

2nd March 2017 | By | Reply More
Help elderly stay at home without home help…

Help elderly stay at home without home help…

A report has revealed that 1.4 million individuals reported having a medical condition or disability that resulted in them requiring specially adapted accommodation, of whom 22 per cent considered their current home unsuitable. And authorities believe this is actually an underestimate!*   By 2025 almost 1.5 million people aged 75 or over will be unable […]

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Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Reduce wage bill but increase client dignity, independence

Wage bills can be reduced permanently, yet better, consistent quality of client independence, dignity and wellbeing attained by a ‘one-off’ investment in assistive technology.   Installing a wash and dry toilet in place of a conventional WC means clients do not need help to wipe clean. Staff are released for other duties. Clients are cleaned […]

7th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Dealing with obesity in daily life

Dealing with obesity in daily life

A new report* has highlighted that now, 60% of British adults are overweight or obese, and one in ten obese adults are morbidly obese.   To help overweight people deal with daily life, Clos-o-Mat has developed a range of bariatric solutions to help them at least go to the toilet with dignity and optimum hygiene. […]

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