RSSCategory: Assistive Technology

    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
    Stella(R) aid to independence

    Stella(R) aid to independence

    When inspiration comes to artist Stella Maris Kinread, the last thing she has to worry about is comfort breaks.   The issue is one close to the Perth painter, as she has Muscular Dystrophy. As a result, she has no sit to stand function. She has therefore created her studio at home, and has had […]

    5th May 2018 | By | Reply More
    The hidden cost of falls- preventative solution from Closomat

    The hidden cost of falls- preventative solution from Closomat

    Research has highlighted that falls cost the NHS in excess of £2billion a year- and that excludes the potentially four times higher cost, arising from the impact in community care, aids provision, and the psychological impact(1).   In some areas, falls account for almost 5% of the whole local adult social care budget(1).   Falls […]

    8th April 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
    Having the choice on dealing with good days and bad-How would you cope?

    Having the choice on dealing with good days and bad-How would you cope?

    How would you cope with going from a comfortable standard of living, with a husband, a young child and pregnant to being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a single mum of two, and “at the mercy of the state”?   That’s the situation Jay Denton (48) from Colchester found herself in less than a decade ago, […]

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    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
    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
    One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

    One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

    If you ask Karl van Gool which fixture in his home he values more than any other, he’d say it was his toilet.   “The independence it has given me! I can go to the loo without my wife having to help me. It’s the most wonderful thing we have had put into our home,” […]

    27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
    Mylight bed light – A warm soft glow of light, where you need it, when you need it!

    Mylight bed light – A warm soft glow of light, where you need it, when you need it!

    Mylight from E3 Light Group is a series of innovative LED lighting products that have been designed to enhance lifestyle by delivering comfort and safety in your care home.   The mylight bed light will certainly give your residents’ room a distinctive professional design as well as the practicality, comfort and safety of having the floor […]

    17th 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
    Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

    Dealing with a ‘life-changing’ consequence of diabetes

    Latest statistics are showing 20 diabetes sufferers per day are now having a limb amputated as a consequence of their illness- and the figure is rising with the growing prevalence of the disease(*).   Almost four million people in Britain have diabetes- a figure predicted to increase by 25% in the next twenty years(*). Amputation […]

    12th June 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
    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
    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 […]

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