What is a Wash and Dry toilet?
Put simply, Wash and Dry toilets (sometimes referred to as “shower toilets”) combine the functions of a toilet, a bidet and a drier in one easy to use unit. The toilet flushes, washes the user with warm water, and finally dries with warm air.
Who can use a Wash and Dry Toilet?
Anyone. But they are of greatest benefit to people who may struggle wiping themselves with toilet tissue as they may lack the required manual, mental and physical dexterity, flexibility, and balance.
The nature of certain disabilities or medical conditions means that because some people are not able to wipe themselves, it can result in personal hygiene issues, higher risk of infection and increased responsibility for family members or carers. This can, in turn, lead to psychological issues, feelings of isolation or reduced self worth from the loss of independence and dignity.
What are the benefits of Wash and Dry Toilets?
Whether the user is disabled or not, inevitably one is cleaned better with water than with toilet tissue. Furthermore, with hand/body contact removed the risk of infection or cross contamination through failure to wash hands is greatly reduced.
Clearly, the fundamental reason for Wash and Dry toilets is to effectively wash the anal area, but the additional personal and psychological benefits cannot be under-stated.