Croes Atti Residential Home

07 April 2021, 12:08

Local authority stops clients ‘hanging around’ Flintshire Council is delivering ‘supportive and caring’ help to residents, with new levels of dignity in one of its residential homes, achieved through use of state-of-the-art toileting technology. Croes Atti Residential Home cares for up to 31 older p...
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Eshcol House Nursing Home

07 April 2021, 12:05

Delivering dignity & independence “If I could, I would put one in every bathroom”: care home manager Amanda O’Neil is talking about a toilet – but one that goes beyond being a simple WC. Eshcol House near Truro, the 28-bed residential personal and nursing care home she runs, has installed...
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Glenashling Nursing Home

07 April 2021, 12:02

Automatic ‘wash and dry’ toilets are now regarded as the only “proper” hygiene solution by residents at a nursing home. Glenashling Nursing Home initially installed two of the Closomat toilets – one fixed height Palma Vita and one height adjustable Lima Lift – in a new extens...
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Bonaer Nursing Home

07 April 2021, 12:01

Maximising client dignity Efficient use of Government funding has enabled one nursing home to maximise effectiveness of resources whilst optimising client dignity. Bonaer Nursing Home in Hayle, Cornwall, has a strategic aim to optimise dignity and choice for its clients, and used a Government grant...
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Toilet helps Margaret keep as healthy as possible

07 April 2021, 11:33

A Glasgow pensioner who uses a wheelchair is keeping as healthy and independent as possible, in part due to her toilet. Margaret Shearer, 65, suffers from a rare neurological condition Transverse Myelitis (similar to MS ) that struck her literally overnight with no warning 15 years ago. The initial...
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One man’s solution to dealing with a life-changing accident

07 April 2021, 11:30

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,” he...
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Having the choice on how to deal with good days and bad days…

07 April 2021, 11:26

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 a...
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Lifting support

07 April 2021, 11:19

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...
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UK ‘first’ heads to the toilet to help deliver flagship neuromuscular services

02 April 2021, 12:50

The first NHS Trust in the UK to open a dedicated neuromuscular complex care centre is taking commitment to improved patient care quality and outcomes right through to personal hygiene. The new Centre, at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, has chosen to install Closoma...
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The best bathroom in the world..?

02 April 2021, 12:47

The best bathroom in the world’ is not in some grand mansion, but is the smallest room in the house in a traditional suburban home in the heart of Flintshire… It belongs to retired watchmaker James Randall, who suffers from Inclusion-Body Myositis, a rare and incurable muscle wasting dis...
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Accessibility gives students a lift

02 April 2021, 12:35

Accessibility is being taken beyond basic requirements for disabled students in Scotland. Strathclyde University is investing in installing two additional Closomat ‘wash and dry’ toilets, manufactured and supplied by Closomat, over and above the existing four already located on its John...
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Rob Cain – disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia

02 April 2021, 12:14

Adaptation of a wetroom helps daily living for disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia, IBS, arthritis Who would imagine that a toilet could bring peace of mind to a whole family? That is what has happened in the case of Rob Cain, who has, among other conditions, peripheral neuropathy, inflammator...
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