DESIGNED FOR DEMENTIA: Specialist bathing that makes a difference from Gainsborough

The need for Dementia care continues to grow at pace. Hence long term care facilities have an increasing need for specialist bathing solutions that deliver appropriate support and cost-effective performance. The new power assisted baths from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing provide the answer.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are approximately 850,000 individuals living with Dementia in the UK, a third of which reside in residential care or nursing homes. The overall number is likely to exceed one million by 2025 and latest predictions estimate this will soar to two million by 2051 – resulting in a greater demand for specialist Dementia care units.

Being able to provide appropriate and effective bathing solutions for larger numbers of Dementia patients is a real challenge for healthcare providers. Baths must have the capability to deliver utmost care and dignity whilst helping carers to operate in a safe working environment. Reducing moving and handling risks is critical so that carers and vulnerable bathers are protected from injury. With the rising cost of care regularly highlighted in the press, specialist baths need to also provide operational efficiencies so that care and nursing homes can maintain viable businesses. With reduced running costs and greater equipment ‘life value’, healthcare providers can continue to deliver quality care at a fair fee whilst ensuring sustainability and future growth.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing has been the proven and trusted leader in assistive bathing solutions for over 30 years. It provides a comprehensive range of baths that includes electrically operated hi-lo functionality, bather transfer systems and a multitude of specialist features focused on the needs of disabled bathers and carers.

Accessible baths such as the new Gentona and reclining Sentes encompass pioneering ergonomics and functionality that reduce risk and maximize comfort. Each bath has been intelligently designed to lower utility costs and shorten bath cycle times so that more service users can be bathed in less time. These performance enhancements are critical in high-traffic care environments where multiple user baths are constantly in operation. Gainsborough continues to be regarded as ‘thought leaders’ in Dementia bathing with an intensive R&D programme that involves therapists, end users and specifiers. Together these dedicated professionals continue to enhance their knowledge of Dementia so that equipment evolves to meet current and future challenges.



Bathing service users with Dementia can be one of the most challenging activities that carers may face. It is essential that personal care is delivered in a sensitive and dignified manner. However as the act of bathing is an intimate experience, many with Alzheimer’s and other Dementias may perceive it to be unpleasant.

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Theraposture’s Rotoflex Bed: giving greater safety & support when getting in & out of bed

Theraposture’s Liam Braddell talks to Sarah who lives with Multiple Sclerosis. Sarah explains how the Rotoflex rotational bed gives her great safety and support when transferring from out of bed into her wheelchair effectively.

The Rotoflex enables Sarah to remain safely in control of her transfer.


1270_Gainsborough_Gentona_CGI_2yrwGainsborough Specialist Bathing, the UK-leading supplier of power assisted baths, is offering its Gentona hi-lo bath at a reduced price for a limited period only.

Until 31st March 2017 Gainsborough’s flagship specialist bath with powered variable height and transfer seat is available fully installed for £5,795*. This price provides outstanding value and a significant cost saving for healthcare providers as it includes delivery, installation and commissioning. As with all Gainsborough baths the Gentona is supplied with a comprehensive two-year parts and labour warranty so cost effective reliability is assured for care homes and hospitals.

The Gentona is a highly versatile and reliable bath designed to excel in today’s challenging high-traffic care environment. It delivers assured performance to care teams who are responsible for bathing semi and non-ambulant service users in safety and with dignity. Its hi-lo functionality and transfer seat ensure carers can operate at safe working heights and moving and handling risks are minimized – resulting in reduced staff sickness from musculoskeletal injury. Ideal for dementia care, the ergonomic and spacious Gentona is a trusted solution that delivers a pleasant and relaxing experience for patients who struggle with modesty, unfamiliarity and patience. Special options such as Hydrotherapy, Chromatherapy and Bluetooth sound can all be installed to stimulate bathers and promote engagement with carers.      Continue reading

Ex Eddie Stobart Trucker with MS returns to the open road following Stroke

Despite living with the affects of a Stroke and MS, John Yates, 51 from Kegworth in Leicestershire, is reliving his trucking days by riding a robust and funky Vita S mobility scooter from TGA.

John spent 20 years as a long distance lorry driver for the high profile logistics company Eddie Stobart. During his career he always focused on staying fit, never smoked or drank alcohol. He was a keen outward bound adventurer and had scaled Ben Nevis and completed the Three Peaks Challenge before his life changed dramatically in 2012.

He was on a delivery run to Scotland when he was discovered unconscious in his cab – he was rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with suffering a Stroke. Following this terrible experience John has been left with walking and mobility difficulties so has taken early retirement from the job he loved – exasperated by a recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

Nevertheless, John continues to work on his rehabilitation and has just been able to expand his horizons thanks to a new cutting-edge mobility scooter with off road capabilities – a TGA Vita S. Read more…..