New toileting solutions to help those with mobility needs maintain independence and feel more comfortable
Closomat, a supplier of enabling toileting technology, has developed a range of seating solutions which reinforce the importance of toilet seating and remove the need for a carer.
Going to the toilet is one of the four key daily living activities as, on average, a person goes eight times a day. According to the Closomat, changes to toileting is one of the most common home adaptations carried out, accounting for 25 percent of all home adaptations.
Addressing size, gender and physical considerations, the seating options can be specified with the initial Closomat or changed retrospectively should the user’s needs change.
Mark Sadler, Sales Director at Closomat, commented: “The right seat makes a big difference to your ability to use the toilet comfortably, effectively and safely.
“It is only when you are faced with any limitation you realise how potentially restricting a standard toilet seat can be for any manual access, or to accommodate certain physical considerations and limitations.”
Minimising the need for care support, the seating solutions also enhance the toilet’s delivery of independence and dignity due to its integrated douching and drying, meaning users do not have to struggle, or rely on a carer, to wipe clean.
“A ‘horse shoe’, bariatric, contrasting or soft seat makes a world of difference to the user’s ability to ‘go’ with ease, safety and comfort- for however long they are sat,” Mark added. “A little thought on the correct choice of seat can be the difference in an adaptation changing someone’s life for the better.”