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    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
    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
    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
    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, […]

    1st December 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    ‘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.   […]

    31st August 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 […]

    16th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Improve safety and enhance quality of life for both residents and care staff

    Improve safety and enhance quality of life for both residents and care staff

    In the past two years, care home providers reported 11,000 work related accidents in the UK. People handling is the most common cause of injury to staff, and low falls causing five fatalities and over 150 major injuries to residents*. Yet many of these injuries to both residents and staff in care homes could potentially […]

    12th May 2016 | By | Reply More
    Care compliance and best value in the toilet

    Care compliance and best value in the toilet

    Following the Government announcement of an almost doubling of funding for the Disabled Facilities Grant for 2016/17, and increases to the Better Care Fund, there is new evidence that a bathroom adaptation can strategically deliver best value.   Bathrooms are the most common home adaptation. At least 3/4million households require some form of toilet adaptation, […]

    4th May 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 […]

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