Becky’s innovative solution to dealing with IBS

08 April 2021, 12:05

Becky Downie from Exeter says she now feels safe, and has confidence; she is managing to live independently, with just one care visit/day, despite her various limitations which include IBS. The achievement is the result of the latest addition to her adapted wetroom: a Closomat Palma Vita shower (was...
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Hospice turns to tech to deliver dignity and reduce dependence

08 April 2021, 12:02

Specialist palliative care is being given an extra dimension with employment of assistive technology with a difference. Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham’s approach has involved installation of a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet with touch sensitive switch, and height adjustable...
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“Beautiful” adaptation

08 April 2021, 12:00

How would you describe your toilet? For pensioners Leonard & Margaret Reed, their WC is “beautiful”. It is no ordinary toilet. It is a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet, needed to give Margaret dignity now she suffers from fibromyalgia and dementia. It has been such a successful...
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Holiday venue fulfills the dream

08 April 2021, 11:59

The experience of holidaying with a disabled member of the family was the inspiration of a dream to provide the ultimate in accessible vacationing. The dream has now turned into reality, enabling people with a disability to enjoy a ‘home from home’ break. The Moat House Annan, a 19th century histori...
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War of independence or: how a toilet is helping the fight against MS

08 April 2021, 11:57

One man’s fight against the degeneration caused from Multiple Sclerosis is taking place in….the bathroom. Ian Westgate (64), from Eastbourne, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than 30 years ago, but has always fought against the illness’ impact, to the extent he is a leading campaigner for...
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Accessibility is riding high

08 April 2021, 11:25

Improvements at a venue already deemed a Centre for Excellence are enabling anyone with disabilities, no matter how complex, to enjoy the benefits of a horsey holiday. Clwyd Special Riding Centre in Llanfynydd, Flintshire, is one of the UK’s leading disabled riding locations, offering equine experie...
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Adapting to help the whole family deal with arthritis, inclusion body myositis in London

08 April 2021, 11:21

A comparatively small change to the bathroom five years ago is enabling a London couple to retain their independence despite deteriorating conditions. And the alteration has been so beneficial, the whole family use it, and now they have duplicated the equipment downstairs. The adaptation has been re...
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The icing on the cake

08 April 2021, 11:19

‘The icing on the cake” is not a typical description of a toilet, but for Beverley Gazy that is how she feels. The toilet in question is a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet. Its installation has transformed Beverley’s ability to undertake this very intimate area of hygiene without r...
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Five star holiday access

08 April 2021, 11:15

Natural beauty is being given a new, accessible dimension in the Wye Valley. Thatch Close Cottages, a cluster of converted barns dating back to the 17th century in the scenic Wye Valley, has achieved Visit England ratings of 4* and 5*, and National Accessibility Gradings of V2, H2, M1 and M3. As a r...
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Stroke unit goes to the toilet to help patient recovery

08 April 2021, 11:12

The stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has become the first of its kind in the country to go to the toilet to help patient recovery. The specialist department within the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has had a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet installed....
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Dundee council uses the toilet to improve education resources

08 April 2021, 11:10

A local education authority is optimising best value in a major capital building programme- right through to pupil intimate care. Dundee City Council is undertaking a £350million investment plan including regeneration of the waterfront, affordable housing and new schools, with the last designed to d...
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“Air bnb” style venue for disabled holidays in Fife It even has ‘smart’ Closomat toilets

08 April 2021, 11:03

Disabled people can enjoy a holiday knowing they have those key aids they rely on at home, through a considerate approach to accommodation. The Homelands Trust runs four luxury accessible lodges in Lundin Links, Fife, and is planning to build a further five to cope with demand- the current accommoda...
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