A new tool to help healthcare professionals determine the suitability of equipment to assist with that most intimate of daily living activities- toileting- is now available.

Produced by Occupational Therapists, the ‘Activity Analysis of Toileting’ delivers in one easy to use document an end user suitability appraisal method.

“The whole home adaptation process is, in its drive to be more efficient, involving more professionals, from diverse though relevant background and expertise,” explains Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager. “Whilst developed by and for Occupational Therapists, the Analysis provides a useful reference tool to enable anyone involved in assessment and delivery of home adaptations and daily living aids to make an informed decision- at least as far as toilet aids are concerned. We care about helping make life as simple as possible: this is one small way we can help busy healthcare professionals do their job efficiently and correctly.”

Thus, following the pointers for overt and covert components, and the cost analysis, anyone involved in assessing a person’s need for help to go to the toilet can quickly validate whether living aids such as a wash & dry toilet and/or toilet lifter would benefit the particular recipient.

The document can be downloaded free of charge from the “top tips” section of our resources pages:

It is complimented there by additional easy reference guides, including a cost of care reference, and design tips for accessible, age-friendly and multi-generational bathrooms, and things to consider when choosing a wash & dry toilet.