Closomat has said one of the ways elderly or disabled end-users can ensure cost-effective independent living into the future is by using equipment that can be retrofitted with different options and adapted.
Closomat’s Palma Vita claims to be the only shower toilet on the market in the UK that offers a range of integrated support systems.
The various options can all be added initially or retrospectively, to help ensure the user is safe and secure while using the WC, whether getting on, off or sitting on it, whatever their age or size.
Choices include integrated fold-down support arms, close proximity support arms, lateral supports, and lap straps, plus a selection of specialist paediatric and bariatric solutions.
Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager, said: “Almost everyone has overbalanced when using the WC, at least once in their life.”
“Statistics indicate that almost 15% of non-fatal falls in the bathroom happen when using the toilet. It is also widely acknowledged that ensuring an environment or activity is safe helps eliminate the fear factor, particularly with older or less mobile people, giving them the reassurance to do something without relying on care support.
“The support systems spare having to reach for a grab rail, or lean to/on a washbasin. The risk factor is cut to a minimum.
“It’s about enabling people to retain their dignity and independence, to go to the toilet without help, with peace of mind, for as long as possible.”