Amputation / loss of limb(s)
Typically this term refers to either the surgical removal of a limb (i.e. arm or leg) or limb loss in utero.
Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.Depending on which area of the body is missing, symptoms can vary;
No legs may mean that the patient needs to use a wheelchair or prosthesis.
No arms may mean that a loss of grip and/or control can be an issue.
Stump care is vital as this area can be prone to recurring infections and soreness.
Reasons why the Closomat Vita Range of Wash and Dry Toilets can help
The Vita Range has a built-in wash and dry function providing complete hands-free toileting. The user remains seated after their bowel movement and activates the douche spray which cleans and then dries them (over a clean pan).
Where activation of the standard elbow levers may be beyond the capabilities of the user, additonal methods can be added. Most relevant in this case would be the Touch Sensitive Hand/Foot Switch, which only requires the lightest of pressure to activate the flush, wash and dry functions.
Additionally, the Vita Range can be equipped with Integrated Fold-down Support Arms which gives close-quarter support to the user, providing confidence and independence when toileting.
For added security, the arms can be further adapted with Lateral Body Supports which help the user maintain a steady seated position. A lap-strap can also be added to stop forward falls. Adding the Big John Seat as an option will aid more support for leg stumps.
The Vita Range is also fully compatible with Aerolet toilet lifts, hoist transfers and/or use with shower chairs.
Marilyn C, 71, has made it her mission to demonstrate her lack of limbs does not stop someone living a full life.
Her only concession to her age and physical difficulties today is a wetroom, complete with a Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet that has in-built douching and drying facilities, meaning she does not have to manually cleanse herself, or require assistance being cleansed.
Additionally, Marilyn has a bowel issue, and her surgeon insisted it was vital her buttocks were kept clean.
Because of my bowel issues, I spent a long time sitting on the toilet, so they recommended a Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet with a soft-touch operating pad.
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