Clinical Description

Global Development Delay is a term used to describe children that fall behind in their developmental milestones measured against other children.

Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.

Delay in learning to walk.

Delay in learning to speak.

Delay in movement skills.

Delay in learning new ‘things’.

Delay in learning how to socialise and interact with others.

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).

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.

Where activation of the standard elbow levers may be beyond the capabilities of the user, additional 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.

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

Reasons why the Closomat Vita Range of Wash and Dry Toilets can help

Chloe suffers from global development delay and hypertension. She is non-verbal and struggles with balance. With the support of Community Integrated Care (CIC), she has now left home, and is sharing a house with three other young adults.

To ease the move, Chloe has had various living aids fitted, including a therapeutic cot bed, bathlift and a Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet.

CIC manager Heidi Smith explained

Chloe had a Closomat Wash and Dry Toilet at home where she lived with her mum, so was used to how it works as she struggles with her balance, it is much safer for her and her carers to use the Closomat Palma Vita. As it cleans her, we don’t have to help her stand and then support her while she is cleaned. It is more hygienic for us all too.

To enable Chloe to still have as much dignity as possible, the Closomat at the CIC accommodation has been fitted with a touch sensitive switch, so her carers can easily trigger the toilet’s flushing, douching and drying process.

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