Heading to the bathroom can help make best use of Government social care budgets.
A joint report between the College of Occupational Therapists and Leonard Cheshire Disability noted that 96% of OTs agreed that home adaptations reduce the need for social care. Adaptations are also proven to reduce the need for NHS intervention.
Says Julia Skelton, director of professional operations at the COT:
“Housing adaptations make a profound difference to disabled people. They dramatically improve quality of life, are essential for dignity and enable people to do the things we take for granted.”
Adds Robin Tuffley, Marketing Manager at Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading provider of toilet solutions for disabled and elderly people:
“Bathrooms are the most common home adaptation, and can be as basic as adding a toilet transfer system, ranging from a simple grab rail to a toilet lifter.
“The average Disabled Facilities Grant to adapt a home is £6000, and even a top of the range toilet transfer system is a fraction of that capital cost. Treating just one hip fracture from a fall at home equates to £30,000*! And what about the cost of someone’s mental health, by enabling hem to undertake something as private as going to the toilet without having to wait for a carer to help them?”
Clos-o-Mat’s range of equipment is already enabling tens of thousands of people to live independently, in their own home, without care support. Its Palma Vita wash & dry toilet is the UK’s brand leader and delivers independence, hygiene and dignity to the user by washing and drying them after toileting. The Aerolet toilet lifter ensures safe, stable transfer on and off the toilet. Clos-o-Mat’s raft of accessories, from height-adjustable basins, changing benches, hoists and body driers help create a stylish yet accessible bathroom or toilet, that can be easily and cost-effectively adapted to accommodate changing user requirements.
The equipment is complimented by the most comprehensive sales and after-sales support available in house, including site survey, CAD blocks, technical and white papers for download, installation, commissions, and repair & maintenance.
The range of Clos-o-Mat products is detailed on the company’s website www.clos-o-mat.com, so specifiers and users can easily see the solutions, watch videos of how the equipment works, and find out how other users have benefited.