Going to the toilet without help is a major issue for thousands of disabled and elderly people. A new educational resource could help them regain their independence and improve levels of personal care hygiene.
Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s only manufacturer of wash/dry toilets, has developed an educational presentation on the assistive technology, to help get it right. The seminar covers considerations on the core toilet, accessories, and its location within the home.
Explains Mark Sadler, sales director, “Even if people have the same illness or disorder, they won’t have the same issues to consider in specifying equipment to best assist them. But it’s not just about the equipment, ie, the toilet itself. It’s about how they will get on and off the toilet. It’s about where it’s being installed, eg, available space, water, soil, electrics.
“If specifiers are properly educated, they will get it right from the outset, which will make a life-changing difference to their client. That seems dramatic: we go to the loo on average eight times a day, so it is something that figures prominently in daily life, and how would you like to have to rely on someone else to help you go to the toilet?”
People interested in benefiting from the presentation can register their interest via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephoning the company on 0161 969 1199.