According to guidance published by RIBA, a well-designed bathroom is often the key to dignity and independence. Age Friendly Housing says hospital-style bathrooms have made bathing [personal hygiene] a procedure rather than a pleasure for older and disabled people but safety and practicality no longer need to come at the expense of style?. It cites as exemplar of well-designed accessible bathrooms the inclusion of fixtures such as wash & dry toilets.
Closomat is the leading brand of wash dry toilets, also known as shower toilets, smart toilets or automatic toilets, which combine integrated douching and drying within the WC so there is no need to manually wipe.
Its latest models, the wall-hung Asana and floor-mounted Palma Vita, reflect several of the features and benefits referenced in the age-friendly housing guidance. They deliver contemporary styling with the best performance in douching and drying.
The Asana features a low level soft ambient light, facilitating its location in the dark/ at night. The Palma Vita is unique in that it can be accessorised, initially and retrospectively, to suit the individual?s changing needs.