Reduce care wage bill but enhance resident care with assistive technology


clos-o-mat-glenashling-ii-white-emailWage bills can be reduced permanently, yet better, consistent quality of care and client independence attained by a ‘one-off’ investment in assistive technology.


Installing an Aerolet toilet lift over a WC eliminates the need for care staff to assist. Staff are released for other duties. The client feels more independent, and that their privacy and dignity is not compromised.


Even if just one client requires help to get on and off the toilet, the technology capital cost is covered by the savings in wages in less than eight weeks1! And the benefits of the equipment continue beyond that one client, for years….


“It’s a win:win situation,” claims Robin Tuffley, marketing manager for Clos-o-Mat, supplier of the brand-leading Aerolet toilet lift. “If you add up the time it takes two carers to take one person to the loo, just to help them get on and off, toilet duty for one client equates to 28 hours/week- half a working day, every day2.


“If the need for that toilet support is removed, care staff can be employed on other duties. The client’s wellbeing is enhanced as they feel they are independent. The equipment cost can be offset against capital allowances for tax purposes.”


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.

The maths:

1: capital cost of Aerolet toilet lift approx. £2800. Average care worker £13/hour

2: each toilet trip 15 minutes, x 2 care workers x 8 toilet trips/day= 4hours/day


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