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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 […]

17th February 2017 | By | Reply More
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. […]

11th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Enhancing safety around the loo

Enhancing safety around the loo

Using the bathroom, particularly going to the toilet, is one of the most dangerous places in the home. Making it safer by use of effective transfer assistive technology could reduce the risk, and also help older people stay in their own home instead of being admitted to long-term care.   Installing a toilet lift to […]

19th December 2016 | By | Reply More
An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence

An RAF engineer who defied medical expertise after a spinal injury is still retaining a degree of independence and refusing to succumb to his physical limitations, by using British toilet engineering expertise.   William (Buff) McBeath, 70, was told he would never walk again after his injury in the line of duty in the 1970s. […]

7th December 2016 | By | Reply More
AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW promotes independent living on Care England and ITN Productions programme: Caring Communities

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and mobility support solutions, has been extensively featured on a special programme titled ‘Caring Communities’, produced jointly by ITN Productions and Care England. Now in its third year running, the programme features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, exploring the complex […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
Get better use of social care budgets by using assistive technology

Get better use of social care budgets by using assistive technology

The strain on social care budgets could be eased, and bed-blocking alleviated, by using technology to enable elderly people. And it can deliver more cost-effective use of available resources.   So claims Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s largest manufacturer and toileting assistive technology.   “We almost constantly have reports from Health Services, Care Quality Commission etc about the […]

28th November 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Life-changing’ assistive technology raises independence

‘Life-changing’ assistive technology raises independence

“The term ‘life-changing’ is probably over-used nowadays but in this case it is accurate”: so says Andrew Watkins, talking about his toilet lifter.   He elaborates, “My Aerolet Vertical Toilet Lift has changed my life as it has given me back my independence, privacy and dignity. I can now manage all my toileting needs on […]

4th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Go to the bathroom to alleviate care provision pressure says Clos-o-Mat

Adapting the bathroom to be more accessible could alleviate need for home care provision for over 1/4million people in England alone.   According to a new Age UK report- Later Life in the UK- over 370,000 people aged 65+ in England receive community-based care & support.; 68% of people receiving care & support services said […]

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