Steve’s Story of Improved Wellbeing due to Bariatric Palma Vita

28 July 2021, 14:19

Steve is a taxi driver and has been for 20 years. He is self-employed and works flexible hours around his physical functioning, only working when he feels able to. Working as a taxi driver is extremely important to Steve, he is well-liked by his regular clients, is known in his local community and h...
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Jane’s Story of Managing her Neurological Degenerative Disorder

28 July 2021, 09:10

Jane is a 67-year-old retired woman who lives with her husband in a two-storey house. Jane worked for many years within the community as an advocate for adults with physical disabilities. Jane has the most wonderfully positive outlook to life and until recently had followed an active and fulfilling...
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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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“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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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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Tackling life-changing disability

08 April 2021, 12:06

Not many men in their 50s would decide to cycle from London to Paris, nor take up wheelchair rugby. Yet that is what Dave Ralph from Letchworth has done. The former garage owner suffered a prolapsed disc at work a decade ago, but carried on working, with the result that he severely damaged his spina...
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Becky’s innovative solution to dealing with IBS

08 April 2021, 12:05

Becky Downie from Exeter says she now feels safe, and has confidence; she is managing to live independently, with just one care visit/day, despite her various limitations which include IBS. The achievement is the result of the latest addition to her adapted wetroom: a Closomat Palma Vita wash and dr...
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