Housing experts are highlighting that, with the number of people aged over 85 in the UK expected to double in the next 25 years, there is a growing priority to create tailored environments where people can continue to live – Closomat is delivering on this.
The ‘ageing in place’ concept includes factoring occupants’ changing needs into the building design and developing intergenerational living within a single community.
Closomat, Britain’s leading manufacturer of wellbeing-centred bathroom technology, is already injecting the ethos in the bathroom, with its wash & dry toilets being purpose-designed to optimise hygiene and, therefore, wellbeing, with the ability to evolve with users’ changing needs also.
Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Closomat, commented: “Studies indicate that 1 in 4 of us will be over 65 by 2041, and facing many of the issues that affect us as we age – mobility, dexterity etc.
“Ability to use the WC is one of the key five basic activities of daily living. More than any other area of a home, the bathroom is adapted, to enable someone to stay in their home.
“It makes sense therefore to design and build homes that are equipped to evolve with the occupants, rather than require potentially significant modification.”
Closomat’s Palma Vita wash & dry toilet is the only WC on the market in Britain that can be accessorised to address people’s changing mobility and dexterity.
Its integrated assistive technology, douching and drying, appeals to the gadget-minded Centennials, is aspirational for those who come under the Generation X bracket, and delivers enhanced hygiene for older people.
A raft of operating options, plus seating and supports, mean the WC can be easily added, meaning each user can continue to benefit from the improved hygiene and cleanliness provided by cleaning by washing, as opposed to wiping with paper.
Robin added: “A Closomat is the ultimate multi-generational fixture. It ‘ticks the boxes’ for every generation, whether they live independently or share a household, whether they are able or disabled.”
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