Changing a toilet brings independence and dignity
A Leeds family is finding an improved quality of life with greater independence and dignity – by changing its toilet.
he Ellis' grown children both suffer from Muscular Dystrophy, the elder being diagnosed only two years ago. As part of significant home adaptation work, the family has had a wetroom installed by Leeds Council, complete with Closomat Palma Vita automatic shower (wash and dry) toilet.
To enable both of the children to live daily life with as much independence – and therefore privacy and dignity – as possible, the Closomat has been specified with accessories of integrated drop-down arm supports, twin douche spray, and touch-sensitive hand switch.
"It's a brilliant machine," says their mother. "The height of the Closomat is perfect for both of them, and the support arms and switch enable them to use it without any help from me. My elder child in particular, having contracting another illness, and would rely on me to help with toileting needs. It has made a huge difference to all of us!
The children don't need my help when they want to go to the toilet. They feel much more independent, and it's nicer for them to have that privacy."
Closomat is the first choice for disabled people and their carers, to deliver quality, easy to use toileting solutions that bring greater independence, dignity and hygiene.Mark Sadler Sales Director