Independence restored!

02 April 2021, 19:47

People who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy or similar conditions which affect muscle strength have had Aerolet toilet lifts installed, funded by Council grants. Mrs Jean Brand, wife of one of the recipients Derek Brand, of Halesworth, comments, The Aerolet is an absolute boon, marvellous! It has give...
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Having a lift!

02 April 2021, 19:43

Daily life and personal hygiene have been given a lift for one Co Down couple, through innovative application of technology by Total Hygiene. James Branigan, of Kilkeel, contracted MRSA after a heart operation, which has settled in his hip and made even light flexion/bending painful to the extent he...
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UK ‘first’ heads to the toilet to help deliver flagship neuromuscular services

02 April 2021, 12:50

The first NHS Trust in the UK to open a dedicated neuromuscular complex care centre is taking commitment to improved patient care quality and outcomes right through to personal hygiene. The new Centre, at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in London, has chosen to install Closoma...
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The best bathroom in the world..?

02 April 2021, 12:47

The best bathroom in the world’ is not in some grand mansion, but is the smallest room in the house in a traditional suburban home in the heart of Flintshire… It belongs to retired watchmaker James Randall, who suffers from Inclusion-Body Myositis, a rare and incurable musclewasting dise...
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Accessibility gives students a lift

02 April 2021, 12:35

Accessibility is being taken beyond basic requirements for disabled students in Scotland. Strathclyde University is investing in installing two additional Closomat ‘wash and dry’ toilets, manufactured and supplied by Closomat, over and above the existing four already located on its John...
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“Better than a throne!”

02 April 2021, 12:30

A new gadget at home is enabling a Muscular Dystrophy sufferer to stop feeling scared, and transformed a frequent, daily activity into “a delight”. And, says former teacher turned disability blogger Rosemarie Lawy, it has revealed a hidden benefit: the security it is giving her means she now feels s...
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Enabling toilet tech

02 April 2021, 12:21

When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do… Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since he was 23, as a result of a brain haemorrhage and stroke. Deterioration in his......
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Rob Cain – disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia

02 April 2021, 12:14

Adaptation of a wetroom helps daily living for disabled Royal Fusilier with fibromyalgia, IBS, arthritis Who would imagine that a toilet could bring peace of mind to a whole family? That is what has happened in the case of Rob Cain, who has, among other conditions, peripheral neuropathy, inflammator...
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Coping with a ‘life-changing’…

02 April 2021, 12:10

Home adaptation is enabling Steve Hebben to continue with daily life tasks without care intervention. Steve (53), has spasticity down his entire right side following a serious car crash over 30 years ago, and IBS. In a coma for six weeks, he was told at the time he would never walk again; he has def...
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A brilliant idea…

31 March 2021, 14:04

When there’s only one toilet in the home, how do you deal with adapting it to ensure each member of the household can use it, despite height and mobility differences? For Frances & Tony Lloyd, the solution was simple yet, in Frances’ opinion, “brilliant”: the addition of one of Closomat’s Aerol...
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