Accessible Bathing Funding Literature Popular On Abacus Healthcare Stand at Kidz South

Abacus Healthcare has received healthy numbers of specialist bath enquiries, literature requests and entries to win its company Mascot ‘Trevor the Turtle’ at Kidz-to-Adultz-South.

Abacus is a trusted and proven manufacturer of powered baths that provide accessible bathing for disabled children and adults. Its popular height adjustable Gemini and Scorpio baths were demonstrated at Kidz South to a large number of healthcare professionals and families. The Gemini has an integrated platform for easier changing and drying and the Scorpio encompasses a bather transfer seat for safer access. Alongside these two baths Abacus provided the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a cuddly toy ‘Trevor the Turtle’ and educational information regarding bath ownership.

Abacus believes that the provision of accurate information and advice is essential for OTs and parents so informed decisions can be made regarding suitable equipment provision. Read more….

Theraposture Mascot Care Cot – Why it is the ONLY fully modular, future-proof sleeping solution

The benefits to children and carers of the unique, fully modular Mascot care cot. A safe place for children to sleep plus easy access and height adjustment for the carer. A cot that is adaptable if user needs change over time.

http://www.theraposture.co.uk/cots/mascot

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The Mascot from Theraposture provides:

* Flexible and trusted design which meets 80% of client’s care cot requirements
* All cot sides raise and lower simultaneously with sleeping platform to ensure maximum safety
* Hand-crafted in high quality, Beech wood with a choice of finishes
* Robust metal mechanisms and reliable motors
* Offers leading flexibility because of its modular design
* Easy conversion from four to eight doors for access to one or both sides
* Interchangeable choice of either 60, 80, 90 or 100cm high sides
* Interchangeable choice of functions including profiling, variable height and Anti-Trendelenburg
* Choice of platform sizes: 140cm (variable height only), 170cm or 200cm
* Low entry height of just 23cm to assist transfers
* Choice of interchangeable rails or Perspex in any door combination
* Meets the essential BSEN 60601-2-52 safe working height requirement so potential back strain is minimised for carers
* High quality and durable padding for maximum safety
* Outstanding value with potential for significant savings in the future when compared with similarly priced competitor’s products

The high quality padding from Theraposture that can be fitted to a Mascot is unique and provides the highest levels of safety and comfort. The hand crafted padding is bespoke to each cot and made according to the recommendations highlighted in Theraposture’s assessment of user needs. The team of craftsmen ensure there is a snug fit with no gaps which could cause potential risk and soft-touch Panvelle is commonly used which is non-permeable, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal.

Integrated transparent windows that consist of soft, flexible material allows two-way visual access and is double-glazed with air pocket cushioning. A variety of fixing options are available along with an extensive range of colours, patterns and child friendly prints that allows the Mascot to be personalised.

All mattresses that are used in the Mascot from Theraposture are supplied with waterproof covers. Each mattress is cut to the exact internal dimensions of the cot bed to ensure that there are no gaps and options include standard foam fillings through to high-level pressure management systems.

For more information please visit http://www.theraposture.co.uk/cots/mascot or call Tel: 0800 834654

Essential Funding Guidance For Care Cots On Theraposture Stand At Kidz-to-Adultz-South

Organised by Disabled Living, Kidz-to- Adultz-South provides a free and friendly opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

Theraposture sales team with disabled customer

As one of the most popular exhibitors at Kidz, Theraposture will be demonstrating examples from its quality range including a Theracare adjustable bed and the latest version of its future-proof Mascot care cot. The new Mascot with 120cm high-sided doors will be launched at the show as it provides the ideal solution to keep older children and young adults safe and reassured. It is handcrafted with a range of door inserts such as safe soft Perspex and colourful rails that provide a welcoming space that is not visually enclosed – ensuring clear engagement with carers and parents. As with all Mascots, this latest version negates the need to purchase a new cot in the future – it can be adapted to meet changing needs and hence provides the most cost effective solution available.

Alongside product demonstrations by friendly Trusted Assessors, Theraposture will be offering guidance documents about ‘funding routes and your rights to the correct solution for your child’. Supported by their partner charity, Newlife, this information explains possible funding options through statutory services, charities and private purchases. It also highlights the equipment loan scheme from Newlife and key features of the Care Act that stipulate the rights of every child in terms of assessment and equipment provision. Read more….

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Theraposture’s Mascot care cot preferred choice for parents and disabled children at Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle

Theraposture and its power-adjustable Mascot care cot have received positive feedback from families and disabled children visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle (16th March 2017, Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

Family at trade show

Steve, Theraposture Trusted Assessor (centre left) and Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (centre right) with a family who were keen to share their positive Mascot experiences at Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle.


Showcasing a selection of paediatric products

Theraposture showcased a selection of paediatric products from its quality adjustable bed range including a high sided Hannah cot, Theracare Low adjustable bed and future proof Mascot cot. The electrically powered Mascot is the only variable height cot that provides complete flexibility as it can be adapted to suit changing needs. When a child grows and develops the Mascot can be reconfigured with different access options, door heights and design features – a cot for life that negates the need to purchase a new bed in the future.

This cost effective, future proof cot is the assured solution that provides a visually open space that is safe for children with challenging behaviour or specialist support needs. It can be specified with Theraposture’s precision-fitted padding and a choice of door inserts ranging from coloured rails to Perspex – all helping to provide a safe space that is not enclosed. The Mascot continues to make a huge difference to the well- being of disabled children whilst delivering peace of mind to parents – once again reiterated by families visiting Kidz-to- Adultz-Middle. Read more >>> http://www.theraposture.co.uk/news/therapostures-mascot-cot-proven-to-be-the-preferred-choice-for-parents-and-disabled-children-at-kidz-to-adultz-middle

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Abacus adjustable bath’s prize draw a huge success at Kidz to Adultz Middle

adjustable bath

Abacus is a long standing supporter of the Kidz events organized by Disabled Living and has recently demonstrated its popular Gemini and Scorpio accessible baths at the Coventry exhibition. With its variable height ‘double lift’ functionality and integrated changing, drying and bathing platform, the Gemini is a proven choice for safer and more comfortable bathing of disabled children. It eliminates the need to manually lift children in and out of the bath so excessive back strain can be avoided whilst reducing transfers so bathers remain relaxed and enjoy bath-time. This bath, as with all models in the Abacus range, is backed up by a comprehensive and caring service that deliver complete support from assessment through to fitting and after sales support. This friendly approach to solving specialist bathing needs has now been highlighted further by the chance to win a Trevor the Turtle at Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle.

Read more: http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/events/trevor-turtle-prize-draw-hugely-popular/

Theraposture to showcase why its unique Mascot care cot delivers assured safety and peace of mind at Kidz to Adultz Middle

THERAPOSTURE will be demonstrating why the popular Mascot Mk2 is the proven safe sleeping solution for assured parental peace of mind.

 Thursday 16th March 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand C4.

Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle is organised by Disabled Living and provides a friendly and free opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults. As a long standing specialist exhibitor, Theraposture will be demonstrating its variable height adjustable Mascot at Kidz Middle alongside a high sided Hannah cot and a Theracare low adjustable bed with new transparent safety sides.


Theraposture Trusted Assessors with the Mascot Care Cot

Since 1981 we have been a leading choice for Occupational Therapists and parents seeking quality power-adjustable cots and beds that are tailor made for individual requirements. Theraposture’s Mascot is a fully modular cot that provides the greatest value on the market as it can be adapted to suit changing needs.

Negating the need to purchase a new cot in the future, the Mascot is the only design available that can offer a safe and comfortable future-proof environment for developing disabled children. Features such as interchangeable 4 or 8-door access, variable height doors and internal divider ensure the cot is always space-appropriate for young users. The range of door inserts such as safe soft Perspex and colourful rails provide a welcoming and reassuring cot that is not visually enclosed – ensuring clear engagement with carers and parents. Read more…

Assistive and adjustable height baths plus free guides for easier ownership at Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle

Abacus Healthcare will be demonstrating its popular Gemini and Scorpio power assisted baths at the Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle exhibition and providing essential literature regarding product ownership and Disabled Facilities Grants.

Thursday 16th March 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand D4a.

Adjustable Baths

Kidz-to-Adultz-Middle is organised by Disabled Living and provides a friendly and free opportunity for parents, therapists and carers to test and compare the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults. Product Specialists from Abacus will be available throughout the show to assist professional and consumer visitors on a one-to-one basis with their specialist bathing needs. They will be able to offer expert advice on product suitability and the process involved with obtaining an Abacus bath. Visitors will be able to take away a range of printed guides and case studies illustrating the benefits of bathing verses showering and how funding can be achieved more easily through a Disabled Facilities Grant.

As part of the #BathingIsBetter’ campaign, this literature includes simple information for families and more in-depth details for healthcare professionals. All visitors are encouraged to share their experiences and advice on Facebook and Twitter using the campaign hashtag. Downloadable pdfs of the guides are also available on the Abacus website in the new ‘Downloads’ Section.

In terms of products on stand D4a, Abacus will be demonstrating the Gemini and Scorpio baths as well as a variety of supports and cushions enabling the perfect fit for every client. The power assisted Gemini is a leading choice for families and therapists as it is the only bath available that has a double lift feature. This allows the bath to lifted in two stage – firstly to immerse the bather in a controlled manner and secondly to raise the Gemini up to a safe working height and for easier eye-level engagement. When entering the Gemini bathers can position themselves, or be positioned, on the integrated platform which reduces the need to be lowered into the bath. This platform ensures transfers, changing and drying are more efficient and comfortable for the bather whilst carers can avoid excessive bending or lifting.

The Scorpio will also be available for trials – it is a height adjustable bath that includes a powered bather transfer seat. This seat provides safe access for disabled bathers as they can be lifted rotated and lowered into the bath which negates the need for physical moving and handling assistance. The longer 1800mm version will be on show which provides more room for adults and older teens. http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/events/kidz-adultz-middle-event/