The solution centres around installing a Closomat wash dry/ shower toilet, and/or toilet lifter, or similar combination, to enable the client to use the WC unaided. Their dignity and independence is maintained or restored. Care support and intervention can redeployed in alternative scenarios, where use of ‘tech’ is not appropriate. It delivers better use of available financial resources.
“Would you want someone to wipe your bottom, to help you on and off the toilet?” asks Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “Equally, would you want to wipe someone’s bottom? Using appropriate daily living aids empowers the client/ patient to be in control, to deliver a care outcome that they want. It also makes best use of resources: ‘year of care’ cost analysis shows the one-offcost of providing our equipment is equivalent to half- or better- the cost of providing care worker support to help someone go to the toilet, which is an on-going, year-on-year cost(*).”
Heather Scott ratifies the proposition. The 27 year-old has a rare genetic disorder, and is blind. She says, “The Closomat has made such a difference to my dignity and independence: going to the toilet is now one thing I can do that my carers don’t have to do for me.”
Closomat’s Palma Vita is the only shower toilet developed specifically for people with limitations, and the brand leader. Uniquely, it can be accessorised to accommodate changing needs as a person’s condition deteriorates, so it can continue to provide cost-effective, positive outcomes.
Closomat’s Aerolet toilet lifter is in essence the WC equivalent of a riser recliner chair. Fitted over the WC, the unit replicates the natural motion of sitting down and standing up. It automatically and smoothly lowers the user over and onto the toilet and then raises them to standing, whilst ensuring their centre of gravity and thus balance remains stable. It is unique in that it is available in either tilting and vertical lift options.
Closomat is further unique in offering initial commissioning, and in-house service & maintenance, as part of its commitment to enable dignified and hygienic intimate care. It also offers full UK-based pre- and post-sales support, including site survey, design advice, supply, installation, commissioning, and service & maintenance.