Tag: Clos-o-Mat

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*! […]

2nd August 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 […]

15th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Shared solution to independence

Shared solution to independence

Dignity and personal hygiene for all is being effectively achieved in one Lanarkshire household, through the use of assistive technology.   Pensioner Rose Thom suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, “ from head to feet”, to the extent that she can no longer grip with her hands. That meant, among other daily activity, she couldn’t grip toilet […]

11th July 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 […]

27th June 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 […]

2nd June 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
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 […]

26th April 2016 | By | Reply More
New showroom for all involved in selection of assistive technology for personal care

New showroom for 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 […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Good things come in Small Packages

Good things come in Small Packages

For a Buckinghamshire pensioner, small is beautiful, especially when it applies to her loo!   The installation of her Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet has, she says, been a Red Letter Day that has changed her life for the better.   To put it in context, Claire Evans worked until she was in […]

18th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Changing toilet options away from home

Changing toilet options away from home

Enjoying time away from home is being made easier with the launch of a new solution for accessible toilets- Space to Change.   Space To Change toilets plug the gap between conventional (Building Regulations Approved Document M 2013) wheelchair-accessible toilets, and the ‘desirable’, additional, larger and better equipped Changing Places toilet facilities.   The concept […]

11th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and staff

Improve safety and enhance quality of life for care home residents and 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 […]

6th April 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 […]

4th March 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 […]

3rd March 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 […]

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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 […]

15th February 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 […]

4th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Cleanliness issues for millions of older people- and their carers- could be enhanced, by simply changing the loo…

Cleanliness issues for millions of older people- and their carers- could be enhanced, by simply changing the loo…

Cleanliness issues for millions of older people- and their carers- could be enhanced, by simply changing the loo…   Research by Age UK* highlights that incontinence- urinary and faecal- affects almost four million people aged over 65, and more than half of our care home residents. That raises issues of cleanliness, odours, and skin health. […]

9th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Lifting quality of complex needs care

Lifting quality of complex needs care

Short break and respite care for people with complex needs is being lifted to new heights.   Catalyst Choices, a social enterprise company created by staff formerly at Warrington Borough Council, has, in partnership with the Council, extended and refurbished its Woodleigh residential care home to provide bespoke short breaks and residential care for people […]

27th November 2015 | By | Reply More
‘Fantastic’ Personal Care

‘Fantastic’ Personal Care

A positive mental attitude is helping one Multiple Sclerosis sufferer adapt to her changing needs- to the extent where even her toilet is ‘fantastic’.   Liz Farrelly, 46, from Paisley, was officially diagnosed with primary progressive MS a decade ago. Her independence has deteriorated over time, but the unique ability of her toilet- a Clos-o-Mat […]

17th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Best value in personal care provision can be achieved in part by heading to the toilet

Best value in personal care provision can be achieved in part by heading to the toilet

Best value in personal care provision can be achieved in part by heading to the toilet…..   If they need help, going to the bathroom is one of the most fraught daily activities for anyone with a disability, be they child or adult. It also places high demand on carers, because of lifting and handling […]

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