Tag: Closomat

    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
    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    Getting the Opportunity to do what you Want to Do, Not what you Need to Do…

    When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do…   Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since he was 23, as a result of a brain haemorrhage and stroke. Deterioration in […]

    19th March 2018 | By | Reply More
    Adaptive Technology- or, The Loo that Changes with You

    Adaptive Technology- or, The Loo that Changes with You

    We all have ‘off’ days. We all change with time. If a person has any limitation, those issues have a greater impact on psychological wellbeing, and their ability to do even simple things themselves.   One area where that can be easily addressed- and an area one wouldn’t probably consider- is going to the loo. […]

    6th March 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
    Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

    Opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on

    When choosing aids to help someone live as independently as possible, it is more important than ever to opt for a ‘fit and forget’ solution- something you can rely on, from a company you can depend on.   Failure to verify the equipment, quality, and support can leave you, or a client, exposed. “There is […]

    9th 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, […]

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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
    CQC State of Care report: Technology can help improve social care…

    CQC State of Care report: Technology can help improve social care…

    Thinking beyond the traditional, and turning to technology could help relieve pressure on care providers and their staff, and improve the quality of care. So says the Care Quality Commission’s new State of Care report. The findings reinforce an approach Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of intimate care solutions for the elderly and disabled, has been […]

    11th 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 […]

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    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
    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
    Day centre takes its provision to new heights

    Day centre takes its provision to new heights

    Caerphilly Council is adopting an innovative approach to support individuals to get the best out of day centre provision: it is increasing opportunities to maintain or further develop their independence, even in the toilet. As part of a major refurbishment of its Brondeg Day Centre, set in a Victorian house in Blackwood, the Council has […]

    20th 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 […]

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