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Clinical Description

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a degenerative condition that affects the brain and nerves.

Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.

Slurred speech.

Weakness in ankle and/or legs.

Weak grip.

Muscle cramps or twitches.

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.

Activation of the Vita Range as standard makes use of the integrated elbow levers on the cistern. However, where this may prove beyond the user’s capabilities, additional activation controls can be added – these simple to use, easy to understand devices range from a featherlight touch pad, an infrared passive-control and a single ‘one press’ remote control.

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

Len in his bathroom with the Closomat wash and dry toilet

One thing I said to myself was the minute I couldn’t wipe my bum, that would be it. It was becoming a problem: I have lost a lot of strength and can’t move as you need to when you’re on the toilet. It’s a case of finding a way to carry on.

The words of Len J, who was a professional sports person before his Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis ended his career.

On the advice of his Occupational Therapist, the bathroom at his home was converted into a wet
room, and, with help from the Professional Footballers’ Association, his existing toilet was changed for a Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet, with touch sensitive switch.

Len says

It is absolutely brilliant. I just tap the touch sensitive switch, and that triggers the functions to clean me.
It is so simple to use. For me, it has made a huge difference.

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