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    Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations from Closomat

    Heads up on style in bathroom adaptations from Closomat

    How easily can your clients manage going to the toilet on their own?   Being able to do that simple thing is crucial if the client is developing limitations. It is one of the 10 qualifying activities for social care. The bathroom is the top room for adaptation. Latest research also shows minor home intervention […]

    17th June 2018 | By | Reply More
    Toilet Training

    Toilet Training

    Specifiers of accessible equipment are being offered a new opportunity to enhance their knowledge base, to keep up with technological developments.   Closomat, manufacturer of Britain’s biggest-selling brand of wash & dry toilets and assistive bathroom fixtures, is launching a series of CPD sessions.   The new programme can be delivered either at the recipients’ […]

    11th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    Yorkshire Care Equipment Publish Free eBook on Specialist Seating

    Yorkshire Care Equipment Publish Free eBook on Specialist Seating

    Harrogate-based Yorkshire Care Equipment are publishing their own 88-page eBook full of hints and tips to help healthcare professionals when carrying out seating assessments. What’s more, they have published a preview and are giving it away for free on their website. Yorkshire Care Equipment’s team have written the book themselves, using their decades of experience […]

    23rd April 2018 | By | Reply More
    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do…   Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since he was 23, as a result of a brain haemorrhage and stroke. Deterioration in […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Adaptive Technology- or, The Loo that Changes with You

    Adaptive Technology- or, The Loo that Changes with You

    We all have ‘off’ days. We all change with time. If a person has any limitation, those issues have a greater impact on psychological wellbeing, and their ability to do even simple things themselves.   One area where that can be easily addressed- and an area one wouldn’t probably consider- is going to the loo. […]

    6th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Take a shower in safety and with style

    Take a shower in safety and with style

    Using the shower is the second most common problem for people who need their home adapting to re-enable them to live daily life without help(1). Now, they can do so easily, and stylishly, with Closomat’s Vertical Shower Lift.   The sleek unit delivers a contemporary-styled yet comfortable shower seat which can be raised, lowered as […]

    31st January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Is going to the toilet a thrill for you?

    Is going to the toilet a thrill for you?

    Going to the lavatory is now a “marvellous” experience for Steven Elliott-Potter, since he invested in a Closomat wash & dry toilet.   The 61 year-old from Bedford, who is already defying medical expertise, has bought the assistive technology on the recommendation of his Occupational Therapist: deterioration in his arthritis meant he was increasingly struggling […]

    15th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

    Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

    When choosing aids to help someone live as independently as possible, it is more important than ever to opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on.   Failure to verify the equipment, quality, and support can leave you, or a client, exposed. “There is […]

    9th January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Obese? Time to get the right support in the bathroom

    Obese? Time to get the right support in the bathroom

    Whenever there’s discussion about obesity, it inevitably focuses on people’s need to lose weight. Never is their ability to live daily life debated. Yet being of large body mass has a huge impact on one’s ability to undertake things ‘normal-sized’ people take for granted- including going to the toilet. Changing a few things about the […]

    3rd January 2018 | By | Reply More
    Blackwood Tenant goes into extra time with CleverCogs

    Blackwood Tenant goes into extra time with CleverCogs

    AN AYRSHIRE man has shared how his life changed after being kitted out with an innovative, digitally enhanced care system.   Scott Robb, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been a tenant at Blackwood’s St Leonards development for 16 years and has seen his life become easier as a result of CleverCogs, being incorporated into his […]

    6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
    Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

    Toilet Gadget from Closomat – “Better than a Throne!”

    A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels safe enough to leave her wheelchair […]

    9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Improve hygiene and independence with minimal disruption-News from Closomat

    Improve hygiene and independence with minimal disruption-News from Closomat

    “Outside the box’ thinking can now enable people to optimise independence and hygiene in their intimate care.       The Closomat Palma Vita, Britain’s brand-leader in wash & dry toilets, is the first WC of its kind that doesn’t necessitate major disruption to be installed somewhere within a home where there isn’t already a […]

    30th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    Lifting support is “just the answer” – comment from Closomat

    Lifting support is “just the answer” – comment from Closomat

    Daily life has been given a lift for the Lalor family, with kit that is “just the answer” for them all. The equipment is a ceiling track hoist and Palma Vita wash & dry (bidet) toilet, supplied and installed by Britain’s leading helpful hygiene solutions provider Closomat. It is benefitting the whole family: father Michael […]

    17th October 2017 | By | Reply More
    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 | 1 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 […]

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