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- Published: Friday, 02 June 2017 09:37
- Written by Angela May
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Good practice guidelines advise that, of all options, a ceiling track hoist is the most appropriate, and should be provided in at least 5% of bedrooms, and that those bedrooms should include en-suite shower facilities, in multi-occupancy new builds- including nursing & residential care.
Now, a new source of supply is simplifying the process: Closomatt, Britain’s leading provider of toileting solutions for disabled and elderly people, now provides a complete fixed track hoist service, from design advice, to supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance.
Closomat’s hoist range has the flexibility to address moving the person finitely within a single room or room-to-room transfer, from the floor or a piece of furniture or equipment. It can lift up to 31st (200kg), and moves them smoothly and easily with soft start and stop operation.
“Under the British Standard, 5% of bedrooms in a nursing or residential home should be accessible and include a fixed track hoist, and it is ‘the preferred solution’ for the bedroom to include en-suite sanitary accommodation. Further, the accessible bedroom and en-suite should cater for as wide a range of disabilities as possible,” explains Kelvin Grimes, Closomat’s moving & handling project manager.
“It’s simple to design a system that enables the care worker to lift someone from the bed, transfer them into the shower, over the toilet, and back, or from room to room, along corridors, without even exiting the hoist! That makes it safer, and more dignified, for all involved. It eliminates the risk of the wrong hoist, or wrong sling, being picked for the job.”
The hoist range compliments Closomat’s proven care offering, of the Vita range of wash and dry toilets, Aerolet toilet lifters, and accessible bathroom accessories, all designed to deliver client dignity and optimum hygiene in intimate care.