When assessing a client’s capability to cope with daily life- take a seat!
Going to the toilet is one of the four key activities of daily living (ADLs). On average, a person ‘goes’ eight times a day. Changes to the WC, particularly the seat, is one of the most common home adaptations carried out- accounting for 25% of home adaptations- and potentially one of the most enabling for independent living.
Closomat, Britain’s leading provider of aids for assistive toileting, has developed a range of seat options. The seats address size, gender and physical considerations, and can be specified with the initial Closomat, or changed retrospectively should/as the user’s needs change.
The seats help ensure the Closomat can be used with minimal- or no-reliance on care support: they enhance the WC’s delivery of independence and dignity, provided by its integrated douching and drying, so the user does not have to struggle, or rely on a carer, to wipe clean.
Explains Mark Sadler, Closomat sales director, “The right seat makes a big difference to your ability to use the toilet comfortably, effectively and safely. It is only when you are faced with any limitation you realise how potentially restricting a standard toilet seat can be for any manual access, or to accommodate certain physical considerations and limitations. A ‘horse shoe’, bariatric, contrasting or soft seat makes a world of difference to the user’s ability to ‘go’ with ease, safety and comfort- for however long they are sat.
“A little thought on the correct choice of seat can be the difference in an adaptation changing someone’s life for the better, and delivering best value.”