Offering a range of integrated support systems, Closomat’s Palma Vita shower toilet is set to future-proof intimate care by reducing the risk of falls.

Alongside Closomat’s drying and douching facilities, the Palma Vita’s support systems allow people with restricted mobility to get around safely without relying on a carer.

Features of the shower toilet include: integrated fold-down support arms, close proximity support arms, lateral supports, lap straps, and a selection of specialist paediatric and bariatric solutions.

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All of the options can be added initially, or retrospectively, to consistently meet the user’s needs.

Robin Tuffley, Marketing Manager at Closomat, said: “Almost everyone has overbalanced when using the WC, at least once in their life.

“Statistics indicate that almost 15% of non-fatal falls in the bathroom happen when using the toilet. It is also widely acknowledged that ensuring an environment or activity is safe helps eliminate the fear factor, particularly with older or less mobile people, giving them the reassurance to do something without relying on care support.

“The support systems spare having to reach for a grab rail, or lean to/on a washbasin. The risk factor is cut to a minimum.

“It’s about enabling people to retain their dignity and independence, to go to the toilet without help, with peace of mind, for as long as possible.”

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