If you need help, would you rather have a piece of equipment that helps you manage certain daily tasks without help, or have someone come and do it for you?

“Most people don’t realise that, if you are awarded a personal care budget, it is money you have control of. You can determine how you want that support. If you would rather have a piece of equipment to help do certain tasks, you can. It is your right,” explains Robin Tuffley, Closomat marketing manager.

“So, for example, you don’t have to rely on someone coming in to help take you to the toilet, to wipe your bottom. You can choose to use technology that will help you. And, in some cases, the technology can evolve, and be adapted, as your needs change, so you can continue to be in control of your independence.”

“It’s life-changing! It has given me back my independence, dignity and privacy. I can now manage my toilet needs on my own,” says Andrew Watkins who has a muscle wasting disorder, about his Aerolet toilet lifter supplied and installed by Closomat.

Says actor Mark Beer, who has Cerebral Palsy, of his Closomat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet: “It means I am in control. And I have the reassurance that if my condition worsens, the Closomat can be adapted to accommodate that.”

A person’s independence and dignity is priceless, but there are financial benefits to the technological route too.

Buying equipment such as any of the Closomat Vita range of wash & dry toilets, or toilet lifters, is a one-off cost. Once installed, the aids deliver that independence for as long as required. If a care worker is delivering that support, it is a daily cost, week in, week out, potentially for years.

Closomat is Britain’s #1 provider of helpful toileting solutions to enable people with limitations. Its range of equipment is already enabling tens of thousands of people to live independently, in their own home, without care support.

The Aerolet toilet lift ensures safe, stable transfer on and off the toilet. The Closomat Palma Vita wash/dry toilet is the UK’s brand leader and delivers independence, hygiene and dignity to the user by washing & drying them after toileting.

The company’s raft of additional assistive technology- height-adjustable basins, changing benches, hoists, and body driers- helps 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, commissioning, and repair & maintenance.

The range of Closomat products is detailed on the company’s website www.clos-o-mat.com, so specifiers and users can easily see the solutions, watch videos on how the equipment works, and find out how other users have benefitted.