Nursing and care home management and owners know that one of the most time-consuming activities is taking residents to, and helping them, toilet. And people handling- including helping them on and off the toilet- is the most common cause of injury to staff.

Good use of toileting aids can address both issues at the same time. A new white paper- Considerations & Impact of Toileting Aids in a Care Environment, published by Clos-o-Mat- provides unbiased  guidance on equipment selection, taking into account all relevant legislation, guidance and ‘good practice’.

The guide is available for free download from Clos-o-Mat’s website www.clos-o-mat.com, and can be used independently, or alongside a similar white paper covering design advice for an accessible bathroom/washroom.

“There is much talk about delivery of dignity and independence to residents,” says Claire Haymes, nursing/care home specialist for Clos-o-Mat. “Choosing toilet aids can make a huge difference to not only fulfilling that, but reducing staff exposure to risk of injury through client handling. But an effective solution needs to be properly thought through: our white papers aim to give useful, informative advice that enables a compliant solution to be achieved.

“Clos-o-Mat is the UK’s biggest manufacturer  and supplier of toilet aids for disabled and elderly people, so know the issues to be addressed, for operator, staff and user.”

Clos-o-Mat, founded over 50 years ago, is the country’s only supplier in the sector able to deliver, in-house, design advice, equipment supply, installation, commissioning and ongoing service & maintenance on its range of bathroom/toilet aids. Its Palma Vita automatic shower (wash and dry) toilet and Aerolet toilet lift  are the top-selling units of their kind.

Full details of Clos-o-Mat’s care package is available on the company’s website, supported by technical information and case studies.

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