An innovative approach to facilitating a long-term solution to people’s need for care support has been launched by Closomat.
The Palma Life offering enables local authorities to achieve best value. It combines, in a one-off payment, supply and commissioning of a Closomat Palma Vita wash dry toilet, plus a total 10 years’ service & maintenance(1).
It means the cost of the equipment, and its lifetime(2) servicing and maintenance is addressed in one, single cost, often as part of a Disabled Facilities Grant. This eliminates all the associated issues with funding and co-ordinating of future service and maintenance, with all the associated liaison with client, and administrative time and paperwork. It gives clients peace of mind that their equipment is appropriately covered. It gives a full ‘fit and forget’ solution for dignified, independent toileting, reducing or even eliminating the need for care intervention- for less than £1/day(3).
“This is the first time that the concept of purchasing a piece of equipment, often as part of a Disabled Facilities Grant, with service & maintenance included in one price, has been available for a shower/ wash dry toilet,” says Mark Sadler, Closomat Sales Manager.
“Initial reaction from social housing providers and local authorities is wholly positive. They appreciate that such equipment is life changing, but also essential to daily life, so needs to be serviced & maintained. An offering such as Palma Life means the whole cost can be incorporated into the initial DFG. It gives peace of mind to provider and client, for years to come, especially as the service & maintenance is carried out by our own engineers, not contracted out to a third party.”
(1) Palma Life package = £4415= purchase price of Palma Vita with standard free one year service & maintenance, plus a further nine years’ service & maintenance.
(2) Lifetime= 10 years
(3) supply and commissioning of a Closomat Palma Vita wash dry toilet, plus a total 10 years’ service & maintenance(2).