New data reveals that as many as 93% of existing homes do not meet the lowest existing threshold of accessibility.
It means that retrofitting and adapting properties will be the scenario for the foreseeable future.
In a recent release, Closomat has confirmed that it is taking steps to make the process, in the bathroom specifically, as painless and cost-efficient for all involved in adaptation delivery.
Its latest offering aims to optimise efficient use of funding now, and in the long term, and ease the stress for all involved in rectifying issues that may arise as equipment ages and/or the client needs change.
Commenting, Robin Tuffley, Closomat’s marketing manager, said: “The bathroom is the room most frequently adapted to accommodate a person’s increasing inability to deal with even the basic ADLs (activities of daily living), including going to the toilet.”
Adding: “Lack of dexterity is the third biggest limitation, yet is key to being able to use the WC- and be clean afterwards- effectively. Installing a Palma Vita, especially via our Palma Life package, delivers a solution that optimises practical use of funds and minimises future, potentially costly alterations to accommodate changing needs.”