Clinical Description

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain throughout the whole body.

Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.

Widespread pain.

Increased sensitivity to pain.

Extreme tiredness.

Muscle stiffness.

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

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 give you the flush, wash and dry functions.

For users that may spend a longer than average time on the toilet or suffer from postural sensitivity, the Vita Range can be equipped with a choice of soft feel seats, that are navy blue in colour. These seats (full aperture, horseshoe, junior) provide a soft yet sturdy place to sit whilst delivering a high colour contrast.

The Vita Range is also fully compatible with Aerolet toilet lifts, hoist transfers and/or use with shower chairs.

Margaret suffers from fibromyalgia and dementia and had the Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet installed to help her and her husband, who is also her full time carer.

Her condition makes it hard for her to grip and twist without causing pain, so the automatic ‘handsfree’ nature of the Palma Vita makes it ideal for Margaret.

Funded by a Disabled Facilities Grant from Social Services, the Palma Vita toilet was installed in the bathroom as part of a home adaptation that also converted the bathroom into a wetroom.

75 years-old Leonard of his wife of 40 years says

Margaret is still my ‘babby’ and I will always look after her, she wouldn’t like a carer, someone she didn’t know, doing something as personal as helping her go to the toilet.

The Closomat is a great help. I don’t have to wipe her now. I use it too; I’m very clean that way! This is the 21st century – there’s no excuse today not to be clean.

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Rob – disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia

Rob – disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia

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