Housing providers accommodating the elderly, disabled are being offered a new solution to moving within a property.
Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of enabling solutions for disabled & elderly, offers a discreet, ceiling mounted transfer system that can enable a resident to remain in their home when their mobility is impaired. The hoist is designed so that the carer can effortlessly move them anywhere around the room, or even from one room to another, without having to manually lift them.
It can be installed in the property either as it is being built, or fitted retrospectively- even if the ceiling itself isn’t strong enough to support the load, the system can still be fitted, weight-bearing on discreet floor-mounted legs.
“Potentially it’s a strong selling point, that the home can be adapted if needed in the future. The fact that lifetime homes criteria have been amended to include the need to provide for subsequent installation of a hoist, particularly between bedroom & bathroom, shows the need for such equipment among our elderly population,” observes Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “It is logical that supported, assisted, and retirement living developments address the hoist issue, as a proportion of their residents will most likely need help with lifting at some stage, if they are to remain in their own home.
“By working with us, the developer has the assurance of partnering with a British, family-owned company, that is the only one in its sector to have UK based customer technical & sales support, and, in-house, a nationwide team of installers and engineers.”
Closomat’s ceiling track (X/Y) hoists can carry up to 200kg (31stone) and can, at the push of a button, raise up, and then are simply slid with millimetre precision to wherever needed within the room or apartment, precisely positioning the person where the carer requires.
Closomat’s hoists compliment the company’s range of accessible bathroom technology, including the brand-leading wash/dry toilet, the Palma Vita, which is also the only unit of its kind developed specifically for elderly and disabled users, Aerolet toilet lifters, Apres bodydriers, and a range of shower seats, washbasins (static and height adjustable), drop-down rails, grab rails.