Adapt to deliver ‘cheap’ independence

clos-o-mat aerolet tilt render with conventional WC
Clos-o-mat aerolet tilt render with conventional toilet

With continuing discussion over care budgets, use of assistive technology could provide a cost-effective long term solution for many…


Going to the toilet is one of the most frequent needs for home help. Bathroom alterations are already the most common home adaptation. Independence in the toilet can be delivered, for as little as 75p/day*!


“Less than £1/day is a massive saving against providing a care worker to help someone go to the toilet,” observes Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading provider of enabling toileting solutions. “And how do you even begin to put a price on someone’s feeling of self-worth, independence, and dignity, because they are able to do such an intensely personal and private thing without a stranger’s help?”


The independence is achieved by simply fitting one of Clos-o-Mat’s Aerolet toilet lifters over the WC- whether a conventional loo or wash & dry unit.


An Aerolet safely lowers the user onto and raises them off the toilet. The unit replicates the natural motion of sitting down and standing up, automatically and smoothly lowering the user over and onto the toilet and then raising them to standing whilst ensuring their centre of gravity and thus balance remains stable. It is all controlled by the push of a button via integral arm supports, which simultaneously provide additional bracing as the resident transfers from wheelchair or frame to the toilet.


The Aerolet thus eliminates the requirement for a care worker to attend just to undertake that duty, and exposure to risk of injury during the transfer process, for both the carer and client.


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. The Aerolet toilet lift ensures safe, stable transfer on and off the toilet. The Clos-o-Mat 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 Clos-o-Mat’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 Clos-o-Mat products is detailed on the company’s website, so specifiers and users can easily see the solutions, watch videos on how the equipment works, and find out how other users have benefitted.


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