Rifton HTS offers improved hygiene for children
Clos-o-mat has developed a bespoke clip-on version of the innovative Rifton Hygiene & Toileting System (HTS), enabling the seat to be used with Clos-o-Mat’s Palma Vita wash & dry toilet.
As a result, disabled children and their carers can now benefit from the independence and hygiene inherent in a wash & dry toilet without having to invest in a full wheel system for the HTS.
The Rifton HTS toilet-top uses a unique bracket system to simply clip onto the Palma Vita. Once the clip-on seat is secured, the Palma Vita can be used as a conventional WC or by applying longer pressure on the flush pad, used to wash and dry the user after toileting. After use, the Rifton HTS clip-on can be unclipped so other members of the family can use the WC.
The Rifton HTS seat has been purpose-designed to give children the best opportunity for proper toileting, ensuring the child is correctly sat, safely and securely. Both the seat and backrest can be adjusted as the child grows and the unit can be tailored to an individual child’s needs through accessories including hip and lateral supports, anterior support, foot rests, safety straps, abductor and splashguards. The design also ensures ease of use by carers, in clipping on and off the toilet, and helping the child toilet if required.
The Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita itself sits as low as 41cm as standard, facilitating access and use by children or small adults and has the optional ability, by pressing the flush lever for an extended period, to cleanse the user via the integral douche and drier without the need for wiping with toilet paper.
Robin Tuffley, Clos-o-Mat Marketing Manager, commented: “Today, one child in 20 under the age of 16 is disabled- a 62% increase in the past 25 years! Our management team are family people, as a company we have an ethos of optimising life for everyone, and appreciate the need to accommodate everyone’s needs, regardless of age and size, and appreciating budgetary constraints.”
Clos-o-Mat works closely with Occupational Therapists and appropriate care professionals to help advise on the most appropriate toileting solutions for each individual and offers a free consultation and demonstration facility.
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