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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. […]

May 12, 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 […]

April 19, 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 […]

March 27, 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 […]

March 2, 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 […]

February 17, 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. […]

January 11, 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 […]

December 19, 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. […]

December 7, 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 […]

December 6, 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 […]

November 28, 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 […]

November 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
How wheelchair friendly is your town?

How wheelchair friendly is your town?

How wheelchair friendly is your town? This is the question mobility company Fenetic Wellbeing asked five bloggers in a recent campaign to review the wheelchair accessibility of their home town, looking at factors such as parking spaces, counter height, signage and door accessibility.   Here is what the bloggers found when they took part in […]

November 3, 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 […]

October 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Helping turn disability into a positive

Helping turn disability into a positive

One of Britain’s leading disabled actors is turning to assistive technology to help him retain his independence.   Mark Beer, 49, originally from Henley-in-Arden in Warwickshire but now of Camden Town, London, has 2nd degree Cerebral Palsy. He has refused to let his health issues impact on his chosen career. As a result, he was […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Reduce care wage bill but enhance resident care with assistive technology

Reduce care wage bill but enhance resident care with assistive technology

Wage bills can be reduced permanently, yet better, consistent quality of care and client independence attained by a ‘one-off’ investment in assistive technology.   Installing an Aerolet toilet lift over a WC eliminates the need for care staff to assist. Staff are released for other duties. The client feels more independent, and that their privacy […]

September 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘One off’ homecare capital reduce ongoing running costs and NHS pressures

‘One off’ homecare capital reduce ongoing running costs and NHS pressures

Heading to the bathroom can help make best use of Government social care budgets.   A joint report between the College of Occupational Therapists and Leonard Cheshire Disability noted that 96% of OTs agreed that home adaptations reduce the need for social care. Adaptations are also proven to reduce the need for NHS intervention.   […]

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Major drive to reduce older people falls in East Midlands

Major drive to reduce older people falls in East Midlands

A new initiative has been helping to reduce the number of falls among older people in parts of the East Midlands.   A series of exercise classes focusing on improving the strength and balance for over 65s have been taking place across the city.   The Falls Management Exercise programme (FaME) includes balance, endurance and […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Improve safety for care workers and clients

Improve safety for care workers and clients

At least one carer or care worker is injured every day through handling1 yet the risk to all involved could be significantly reduced through installation of appropriate assistive technology.   Under good practice guidelines, provision for the installation of a hoist system should be made2, and, in residential care & nursing homes, 5% of bedrooms […]

August 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Adapt to deliver ‘cheap’ independence

Adapt to deliver ‘cheap’ independence

With continuing discussion over care budgets, use of assistive technology could provide a cost-effective long term solution for many…   Going to the toilet is one of the most frequent needs for home help. Bathroom alterations are already the most common home adaptation. Independence in the toilet can be delivered, for as little as 75p/day*! […]

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Address shortfall in funding and  give better care

Address shortfall in funding and give better care

Latest figures1 reveal a shortfall of at least £30/resident/week in local authority-funded residential care.   But that shortfall in funding can be covered with money to spare, and better services provided, by changing a conventional WC for a Clos-o-Mat wash & dry toilet.   The Clos-o-Mat looks like- and can be used as a conventional […]

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