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 switch as part of a Disabled Facilities Grant adaptation when the polio he had contracted as a five year old returned four years ago: he became restricted to either bed or wheelchair, and unable to go upstairs.
Accessorised to his personal preferences, needs
Optimising available space in his Bexley, London home, the ‘front room’ became Eddy’s bedroom, and a large cupboard in the hall was converted into a wetroom- including the Closomat wash & dry toilet. The addition of the touch sensitive switch means he can still manage to operate the flushing, douching and drying processes unaided.
“It just shows what can be achieved with a little thought and effort,” adds Eddy. “Before the wetroom was installed, I was having to use a commode: I couldn’t bear the idea of my wife having to wipe me.
“I was so grateful when I got my Closomat. It gave me my dignity back. It’s the best toilet I’ve ever had- it makes you feel so very clean.”