Accessible bathing and toileting specialist Closomat is helping reduce delays in housing adaptations through advising clients on available solutions and offering a complete installation, commissioning, servicing and maintenance service on its range of products.

Closomat builds on revised, authoritative guidance on the process of delivering home adaptations which was recently published by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT). The guide aims to simplify the adaptations process for all involved (healthcare professionals, housing providers, builders, suppliers) and the recipients.

The new framework in RCOT’s ‘Adaptations Without Delay’ focuses on a person-centred outcome and has been welcomed by Closomat.

Mark Sadler, Closomat Sales Director, commented: “We know from practical experience that the new, holistic approach that addresses an appropriate outcome for the client is good. Something as comparatively simple as switching a conventional WC for a wash & dry toilet, for example, is often classed as a major adaptation but is relatively straightforward.

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“The new framework, with its four categories depending on level of alteration to the property, should enable more timely, proportionate solutions.”

Closomat has in place the appropriate tools to enable all parties affected by the framework to achieve suitable, best value intimate care adaptations.

Its national team of product specialists can provide timely site surveys and advise on equipment solutions. Additionally, Closomat’s nationwide network of engineers can install, commission, and service and maintain the company’s range of bathroom and moving & handling assistive technology.

Its latest offering – the Palma Life – combines the supply and commissioning of the Palma Vita wash & dry toilet with a total 10 years’ service and maintenance.

“It is an aim of the new framework to utilise resources available that relieve the pressure on Occupational Therapists,” added Mark. “Closomat is already positioned to work alongside, with easy access to the resources to help reduce delays in adaptations, to expediate solutions that solve a person’s problems, and enable them to live independently with little or no care intervention.”

Details of Closomat’s various solutions, plus costs, case studies and configurator tools are all available for free download on its website

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