Giving obese people dignity in daily life


clos-o-mat palm bariatricThe ongoing debate over the growing obese population often forgets that bariatric people to undertake daily activities, including using the toilet.


Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s expert in assistive toileting to deliver a dignified, independent outcome, has thus published a new resource. “Guidance & Considerations in Toileting Provision for Bariatrics” addresses the issues arising for larger people when going to the toilet.


“It’s not just whether the equipment can bear the weight,” explains Mark Sadler, Clos-o-Mat sales director. “The greater body mass impacts on their transfer ability, their position on the seat, over the bowl. It impacts on their ability to wipe clean afterwards. Bigger/stronger equipment can require more space. Such considerations aren’t always obvious, and thus can be overlooked, with adverse consequences. To our knowledge, no-one else has addressed the day to day issues for obese people, especially with regard to personal care.”


The white paper is initially available free of charge by download @ It compliments a comprehensive library of white papers covering accessible toileting for elderly and disabled people at home, and in educational and commercial environments, from domestic bathrooms/wetrooms through to assisted accessible hygiene rooms and Changing Places washroom facilities.


Clos-o-Mat was the first British supplier of automatic toilets, and its latest evolution, the Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita, is the only unit of its kind developed specifically for disabled and elderly people. It is now the UK’s biggest supplier, and only British manufacturer, of wash & dry toilets and associated assistive technology.


Since the first Clos-o-Mat was introduced 50 years ago, over 40,000 have been sold, some of which are still in daily use. The company is unique in providing- in house- advice, supply, installation, commissioning and after sales maintenance & service.


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