Caroma 's new blue Care range of toilet suites features blue seats and flush buttons specifically designed to provide support to Australians with vision impairments and those living with Dementia.

An ideal toilet suite for retirement homes and villages, hospitals, and the homes of elderly Australians, the contrast of blue on white improves the visibility and perception of the toilet area, making it easier to see and use.

As people age, a number of changes occur which can deteriorate vision. By incorporating colour into the design of the bathroom it is easier to differentiate objects and improve basic visual functioning.

“It is widely acknowledged in the aged care industry that the vision impaired and people with Dementia form a significant proportion of their clientele. Dementia is the largest cause of disability in older Australians and is likely to be the third largest source of health and aged care spending within two decades. Therefore, the design of the bathroom and other facilities are an important consideration,” says Caroma Dorf Care Category Manager, Phoebe Bourke, on the new blue Care toilet suite range.

“Our new blue seats and flush buttons in addition to our full Caroma Dorf Care range are designed to help address the needs associated with aged care and disabled applications. The colour contrast of the blue range makes toilet suites easier to see and provides users with confidence,” she added.

As the Australian population rapidly ages, the subject of care is becoming an important issue and having appropriate care facilities is vital. Caroma Dorf offers specialised solutions designed to make life easier regardless of age, illness or disability, with emphasis on practical application and stylish sophistication.

The Caroma Dorf Care range features products which meet AS1428. 1-2001 requirements for publicly accessible buildings, and have been created to help mature Australians remain independent and stay in their own homes longer.