The term plus-size describes a person who’s very overweight, with a lot of body fat.
Typical presentation of symptoms in the patient.
Difficulty doing physical activity.
Often feeling very tired.
Joint and back pain.
Low confidence and self-esteem.
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).
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. Additionally, a Horseshoe Soft Seat can, in some circumstances, provide male users more room for their genitals.
Where a larger surface area is required the toilet can be adapted further with a Big John Seat, which increases the toilet’s safe working load to 57st.
The Vita Range is also fully compatible with hoist transfers and/or use with shower chairs, including the Closomat Bench. The Closomat Bench, which has a SWL of 55st., provides an even greater seating area for maximum comfort.
For a brief over-view see our Bariatric Clients Factsheet for more information.
For more detailed information on Plus-size clients, their clinical presentation and how the Vita range can help, see our Bariatric White Paper.
George K, 6ft and 28st, had to rely on his wife June to help him with his intimate care after going to the toilet.
The installation of a Closomat Palma Vita Wash and Dry Toilet has had a significant impact on the quality of life of the couple. With just light pressure on the switch with his hand or foot, George can trigger the WC’s integrated douching and drying. He can ‘go’ by himself, without any need for June to help or clean him.
It’s brilliant, it helped no end. Can you imagine, I’m not very big, and I was having to support George when he needed the toilet, and clean him. Having the Closomat has literally taken a big weight and strain off me.
The difference it has made to me mentally, it has given me my dignity back. It’s the best aid I have. Unless you’re in the situation, you have no understanding of the impact it has on you if you have to rely on someone to help you go to the toilet. It’s not just the product itself, the staff at Closomat all care, are patient and do their best to help you.
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