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Rise to toilet independence

  • Angela May

One of the most common areas where people need help is to get on and off the toilet. Often, a means of support eg a grab rail is not adequate: the person has trouble with upper or lower body strength.

aerolet and personThere is a solution, that obviates the need to physically ensure another person around to help…

Closomat’s Aerolet toilet lifter is in essence the WC equivalent of a riser recliner chair. Fitted over the WC, the unit replicates the natural motion of sitting down and standing up. It automatically and smoothly lowers the user over and onto the toilet and then raises 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 carer to attend just to support that ADL (activity of daily living). It also eliminates exposure to risk of injury during the transfer process, for both the carer and client.

Fibromyalgia and arthritis sufferer Rob Cain summarises the benefits: “I’ve not fallen once when going to the toilet since I’ve had the Closomat kit. Now I can go to the toilet safely, with dignity. The psychological impact on my mental health is amazing! And it’s given my family peace of mind that I can ‘go’, safely, even when on my own.”

Closomat’s Aerolet is unique in that it is available in both tilting and vertical lift options. The vertical version is best suited for people with limited lower body and limb strength, whereas the tilt suits people with control over their legs but limited upper body and limb strength.

Closomat provides a range of options in both variants, for both conventional WCs and Closomat shower toilets, for small and large spaces, as static or mobile units.

Closomat Limited, Building 1, Brooklands Place, Brooklands Road, Sale Cheshire, M33 3SD