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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
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 […]

March 13, 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 […]

March 7, 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
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
Disability Facilities Grants report highlights need to link health social care and housing

Disability Facilities Grants report highlights need to link health social care and housing

Report highlights role for Disabled Facilities Grants in linking up housing, health and social care The often confusing myriad of home support services that help vulnerable people live more independently via a key government grant should be combined to create a one-stop shop, according to a new report. Some 40,000 people a year receive Disabled […]

August 12, 2016 | By | 1 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
Argos for Business brings safety and comfort to care homes

Argos for Business brings safety and comfort to care homes

Around 23 per cent of the UK population is currently aged over 60 and during the next 20 years this proportion will rise to 29 per cent[1]. With this in mind, care homes need to ensure they are adequately designed and equipped to cope with current and future arrivals of residents to ensure they have sufficient […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

Go to the loo to help restore dignity-News from Clos-o-Mat

“Would you want your wife or husband (or child) to be wiping your bottom every time you needed to go to the loo?”   This kind of anecdotal evidence improves that one area that impacts on a person’s dignity, feeling of independence and wellbeing, be it cared for or carer, is going to the toilet […]

June 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Clos-o-Mat giving a new lease of life to 30,000 and counting!

Dignity and independence has been retained by 30,000 people through use of the latest incarnation of assistive technology.   The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet saw its 30,000th model roll of the British manufacturing line this week.     The landmark affirms the Palma Vita’s position as the brand leader, and Clos-o-Mat as […]

June 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Epilepsy charity chooses Pressalit Care Bathrooms for new residential wing

Epilepsy charity chooses Pressalit Care Bathrooms for new residential wing

Bathrooms in the new-build residential accommodation at Bradbury House, run by The Meath Epilepsy Charity, features specialist equipment from Pressalit Care.   Bradbury House in Godalming, Surrey, offers a higher level of tailored support for residents, most of whom have challenging disabilities in addition to their epilepsy. Bathrooms that allow for wheelchair access and full […]

May 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Manchester hosts resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

Manchester hosts resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

A new resource to enable all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care has opened its doors.   Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading supplier of disabled toilet solutions, is behind the new showroom in Manchester. It brings together in one location all the equipment needed to deliver optimum independence for people who need the help […]

April 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t be Out on a Limb with Personal Care….

Don’t be Out on a Limb with Personal Care….

As the UK sees the number of people undergoing an amputation reach record levels, a trail-blazing amputee is showing how to overcome the loss and live normally with assistive technology- even going to the loo.   Ray Edwards MBE is now Britain’s longest surviving quad amputee- ie arms and legs amputated- when he lost the […]

March 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Even better assistive technology support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation

Even better assistive technology support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation

Even better support and service will result from Clos-o-Mat’s relocation.   The company- Britain’s market leader in assistive technology in toilets, home and away- has moved from the offices it has occupied since its foundation 55 years ago into larger premises in Sale, Manchester.   The move has been prompted by the company’s continuing growth […]

March 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

Accessible guidance for lifetime homes and independence

With the growing need to make homes adaptable so people can remain independent, and in their own homes, new guidance is aiming to help get it right.   ‘Design Guidance & Considerations for a Domestic Accessible Toilet/Wetroom’ has been produced and published by Clos-o-Mat. The white paper gives advice to ensure that all aspects affecting the […]

February 15, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Maintain control and independence with personal care

Maintain control and independence with personal care

Personal care plans could help elderly and/or disabled people return to, or stay in their own home without relying on a carer for support, if used for assistive technology.   For many, help is only needed to go to the toilet, to either help them get on and off, or to clean them.   Changing […]

February 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Go to the loo to get back independence!

Go to the loo to get back independence!

More than 100,000 people in Britain currently are amputees. The majority of limb loss is through diabetes, with new research showing that figure is now at record levels: 135 each week!   An innovative aid is helping many regain independence, and dignity- in the toilet. The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, and Aerolet […]

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