Appropriate toilet specification can help meet special needs

05 November 2019, 11:09

Local authorities are being encouraged to look to school toilets to help address the requirements of the growing numbers of pupils with special needs. Closomat, Britain’s only manufacturer of smart toilets for disabled people of all ages, maintains its equipment enables pupils with special needs to...
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Accessible housing design: put pleasure over procedure

16 October 2019, 11:13

According to guidance published by RIBA, a well-designed bathroom is often the key to dignity and independence. The guidance- ‘Age Friendly Housing’- says “hospital-style bathrooms have made bathing [personal hygiene] a procedure rather than a pleasure for older and disabled people but safety and pr...
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Provision of equipment optimises social care budgets

08 October 2019, 11:16

A report by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) is proving that appropriate use of equipment can deliver significant savings in care costs. The report- Relieving the Pressure on Social Care The Value of Occupational Therapy- maintains how optimised client independence through technol...
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Multi-generational living? Don’t forget the toilet

01 October 2019, 11:17

One issue not generally discussed when talking about multi-generational households is the bathroom- access to, and use of. It’s a growing problem for the households. There has been a 46% rise in multi-generational households in less than a decade(1). It is set to continue: some 60% of people would c...
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Choice of WC can achieve positive health outcomes- for life

10 September 2019, 11:24

Changing a client’s WC can contribute towards providing a positive health outcome for a raft of health problems. According to Closomat, PROMs where a conventional WC has been switched for one of its wash dry/ shower toilets consistently reflect enhanced QOL and HRQOL in mental and physical health. “...
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