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Siluri
Siluri Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi I'm Suluri Stroke Survivor, first time here, anyway I have a personal problem,  just got a Closomat toilet installed trouble is I can't tell when I'm clean?? As I can't check myself when sitting down I can only check myself when standing up? And it negates the benefit of having the Toilet?? What do you think? Many answers I'm sure?

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Siluri, hope we can help with this. Closomat are the toilets with the in-built bidet and dryer right? I imagine it must be quite the worry if you're unsure it's done the job properly or not. Do you struggle to get on and off the toilet? I know it would be annoying, but I'd check after standing up and then sit back down if it wasn't done to try and finish it. I have Crohns so I spend plenty of time on the toilet already, a few more minutes doesn't bother me! But I can understand it being very inconvenient.
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  • newborn
    newborn Community member Posts: 832 Pioneering
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    long handled mirror?
    p.s. my grumble is that in Japan, all-singing all-dancing loos are fitted as standard, everywhere, so the cost is kept down by economy of scale, and the certainty that there will be a constant high demand.  Everywhere else, it is regarded as peculiar to want the automatic loo. 

    as a result think of the number of people who cannot manage on their own, and all the care hours involved in helping people who would in many cases not even need help, if the buildings were designed for ALL potential users, not just the t.a.b.s (temporarily able bodied)

    it is the same as deliberately putting a flight of steps to every building, when instead the designer could have been told to make every building  level access, for mobility impaired people and delivery drivers and people with baby buggies. 
  • Siluri
    Siluri Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Well to be honest I am quite mobile getting on and off the toilet but I found wiggling back and fore  :) while on a the toilet helps so when I get off the toilet there's less mess to deal with and I only check myself once. 
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,560 Disability Gamechanger
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    newborn said:
    long handled mirror?
    p.s. my grumble is that in Japan, all-singing all-dancing loos are fitted as standard, everywhere, so the cost is kept down by economy of scale, and the certainty that there will be a constant high demand.  Everywhere else, it is regarded as peculiar to want the automatic loo. 


    I remember when I visited the flagship Yo!Sushi restaurant in London. They had the fancy japanese toilets, heated seats, music options, bidet, scent dispensers, all on a handy little button console next to the toilet. Was sad when they shut that restaurant down and was sad that they've just never been an option here. As someone with Crohn's I can spend a lot of time on the toilet and wish I had one!

    I have not used a bidet regularly (only abroad when available, I do think they're honestly better for hygiene), usually I wipe with some tissue at the end just to make sure it's got everything. I understand if that's not something you can do though!
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  • dkb123
    dkb123 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 166 Pioneering
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    I have had one for many years and they are great, never had any worries about it doing a good job, what you have to do is take your time, most people are in too much of a hurry to get off. if you don't feel clean the first go, do it again, I have never had any problems with mine
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