Rebecca’s Congenital Condition and her Growing Independence meant her Toileting Needs Required a Rethink

29 July 2021, 09:36

Assessment: The occupational therapist, together with the person they are working with, focus on individual and environmental abilities and problems related to activities in the person’s daily life. Assessment includes the use of standardised procedures, interviews, observations in a variety of sett...
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Changing Places – a personal perspective

20 April 2021, 13:21

My name is Sarah Brisdion. Mum of premature twins. As a result, my son, Hadley, was diagnosed with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy affecting his entire body, including his continence. As an infant, his needs were easily managed, much like his twin sister’s. But as Hadley got bigger and his disability be...
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Adapting to level the obstacles to independence

08 April 2021, 12:25

Adaptability in all aspects means that Closomat’s Palma Vita can deliver hygienic dignity & independence even in confined and complex situations. Dan Burton, Director of Hampshire-based Danson Developments Ltd validates the claim, most recently with an adaptation in a small bathroom in Eastleigh...
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To wipe or to wash? Which gets you cleaner?

08 April 2021, 12:23

As far as former painter and decorator Eddy Jarvis is concerned, washing is the obvious choice. “It just makes sense,” he says. “It’s got to be the better way. I feel so much cleaner now.” Eddy got his Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, accessorised with a plinth and touch sensitive hand swi...
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Teamwork in bespoke ‘tech’ specification helps restore couple’s dignity & independence in the toilet

08 April 2021, 12:22

Husband and wife Janice and Terry Rees have both had their independence back as a result of teamwork between their local Social Services and Closomat. The outcome results from the installation at their Penllergaer home of a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, with additional touch sensitive h...
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“Life-changing” trip to the doctor

08 April 2021, 12:19

When Theresa Jago went to see her GP about problems she was having in daily life because of brittle bone disease and arthritis, she didn’t expect it to result in her having a new toilet courtesy of her local council. The new fixture- a Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry WC- has, she says, changed...
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A new toilet at home helped facilitate hospital discharge

08 April 2021, 12:18

A “near death” experience has led to Janet Dyer getting a new lease of life and enhanced independence. It is not just her recovery from serious illness that has resulted in her revitalisation and discharge from hospital. Her toilet has played a part too! Janet- “81 going on 21”- was hospitalised wit...
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Award-winning destination demonstrates how to stay ahead of the competition

08 April 2021, 12:16

An award-winning holiday venue, that prides itself on being the leader that others follow, has raised the bar with its latest refurbishment. Hoe Grange Holidays in the scenic Peak District is a Rural Tourism Champion of Champions, and prides itself on offering holiday cabins for everyone.- able, dis...
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“Life changing” diagnosis inspires new vocation for championship footballer

08 April 2021, 12:15

When former Blackburn Rovers and Burnley midfielder Len Johnrose was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, it set him on a path to a new vocation. The 49 year-old had already retrained as a teacher. After being told he had the terminal illness, he has set up Project 92, to educate others about the c...
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Therapy technology

08 April 2021, 12:13

A purpose-built therapy centre for people with Multiple Sclerosis has adopted an innovative approach to helping improve patient wellbeing- it has fitted a state-of-the-art WC. Kent MS Therapy Centre chose to install its first Closomat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet in place of a conventional WC, to...
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Best equipment for independent living

08 April 2021, 12:11

For 27 years-old Heather Scott, it’s the toilet. That may not be the obvious answer, but for anyone, being able to ‘go’ without having someone help makes a huge difference to their mental wellbeing and feeling of independence. Heather has a rare genetic disorder which means she is reliant on a wheel...
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Leaving home when you’re disabled

08 April 2021, 12:08

We all know growing up and leaving home is hard. It is even harder when you have physical and mental limitations. It is proven to be eased if something familiar goes with you along the journey. That is proving the case for 20 years old Chloe Stewart, although in her case the familiar is not.....
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