Twins With Cerebral Palsy Now Enjoy Bathing with Accessible Bath

Abacus_Bath_Scorpio_1Father, Kevin Latham, is the primary carer for Jack and Rebecca who live with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition that affects their walking and co-ordination.

As they grew older, access to the family bath was becoming increasingly difficult, particularly as the twins require greater amounts of assistance to move around the home. Kevin’s back was under increasing strain from continually lifting his three children in and out of the bath on a daily basis, so a long-term solution was deemed absolutely critical.

Kevin approached Bonnie Bannon, his Occupational Therapist (OT), and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust to try and resolve this developing issue. Adaptations improving accessibility within the family home had already been completed so Kevin was hopeful of achieving an additional bathroom solution.

Following a structured assessment and specification process, Kevin’s grant to install an Abacus Healthcare Aquanova Scorpio bath with powered transfer chair and integrated shower was approved.

Read the full story about how their new accessible bath has helped the children, and also how it has helped to improve Kevin’s back pain here

 

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