Abacus Healthcare’s New Assisted Bathing Educational Programme for OTs Showcasing at The OT Show 2016

people standing near assisted bathAbacus Healthcare, would like to invite all Occupational Therapists to see its educational programme regarding assisted bathing at the OT Show (Stand F42, NEC, 23-24 November).

The Abacus range of accessible baths with powered features such as height adjustment, bather transfer seats and integrated changing platforms deliver utmost care, dignity, comfort and safety to semi-ambulant users. They also ensure carers can assist at safe working heights and avoid the potential for back and muscle injury from excessive lifting and stooping. Nevertheless, many families with disabled children and relatives are unable to choose an Abacus bath as funding is commonly not permitted through a Disabled Facilities Grant.

Local Authorities can deem assisted baths not essential and more expensive than wet room conversions or showering adaptations. However, in many client cases there are several factors that justify the need for an accessible bath including legislative, economic and health-related benefits. Justifying a bath grant can be a challenge sometimes for OTs however the ‘#BathingIsBetter’ campaign by Abacus provides all the information required to submit a more compelling case:

ASSISTED BATHING VS SHOWERING

This campaign will be showcased in detail at the OT Show through –
‘#BathingIsBetter’ educational seminar
Presented by Kate Sheehan, OT
23rd and 24th November: 11:30-11:45 presentation / 11:45-12:30 Q&A session

Kate Sheehan Significance of Bathing
This informative and interactive presentation will review and highlight the key elements of the DFG and question why bathing is often neglected as an option to meet a client’s personal hygiene and occupational needs.
Key elements of the session will include:

  • DFG and bathing
  • Client choice and control
  • Bathing as a purposeful occupation .……read more

‘MORE CONFIDENCE BUILT-IN’: GAINSBOROUGH SPECIALIST BATHING EXTENDS WARRANTY TO 2 YEARS ON ALL POWERED BATHS

 

Hand-built in Great Britain, Gainsborough manufactures the widest range of proven accessible baths that deliver greater care, dignity and safety in care homes and hospitals. Through the assistance of powered height adjustable, bather transfer seats and other specialist design features, disabled bathers with conditions such as dementia can experience a more pleasant bathing experience. Moving and handling risks are also reduced and carers are protected from potential back and muscle injury – helping to reduce potential staff sickness levels. Gainsborough is regarding as the respected leader by many healthcare providers and offers a holistic service from initial site survey through to bathroom design, installation and after sales support.

Gainsborough has complete confidence in the quality and reliability of its products and believes this peace of mind should be extended further with its clients. Hence all new Gainsborough baths, including the flagship and highly versatile Gentona, are now supplied with a comprehensive 2-year parts and labour warranty*. This offer illustrates Gainsborough commitment to providing durable, high performance baths that meet the challenges of high-traffic care environments. This warranty means purchasers and specifiers can rest assured that ongoing equipment budgets can be managed more effectively and efficient Gainsborough service technicians will ensure any potential down-time is minimised.1270_Gainsborough_Gentona_CGI_2yrw

Gordon Farmiloe, Gainsborough Managing Director comments: “We are delighted to extend our warranty period to 2 years on all baths – providing even more assured performance and value to our customers. Our latest range of world-class hi-lo baths   Read More>

 

www.gainsboroughbaths.com

 

AMAZING BRITISH INVENTION LOOPWHEELS RETURN TO THE MOBILITY ROADSHOW THIS YEAR AT ICONIC SILVERSTONE

Loopwheels on MobilityRoadshow

The Nottinghamshire company behind the revolutionary new shock-absorbing wheels, Loopwheels, are looking forward to another great show at Mobility Roadshow in May. Last year’s show at Castle Donington was a huge success for them.

Director Gemma Pearce says: “We had a fantastic show last year. Loopwheels were brand new on the mobility market. People came straight to our stand to try loopwheels on their chairs, and there was plenty of opportunity for people to test out the wheels on the grass, paving and kerbs near our stand. We took a lot of orders at the show and have many happy customers as a result! There was a real buzz around the stand.

We’re very much looking forward to this year’s show at Silverstone, particularly as it’s such an iconic venue. We now sell loopwheels through stockists in 13 countries around the world. We’re really proud to manufacture a British-designed product in the UK, and although I’m expecting a UK audience at the show itself, I think many of our customers abroad who follow our news will really connect with a world famous British name like Silverstone.”

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Leading OT Support Services and iPad Air Prize Showcased on Theraposture Stand at 2015 OT Show

Theraposture OT Support ServicesTheraposture, the preferred specialist for quality assistive beds and cots, will be demonstrating its leading products and OT support programme along with offering an iPad Air 2 free prize draw on stand D30 at the OT Show (NEC, 25-26 November, 2015).

​Theraposture will also be the main sponsor for the new Paediatric Trail and will be sharing a stand with the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children – its long-standing charity partner. As one of the main features on the Paediatric Trail, which highlights innovators within care for young people, the Theraposture stand will include a wide variety of content this year. In addition to offering the opportunity to win an iPad by simply registering on the stand, the Theraposture Trusted Assessors will be on hand to explain why their service is second-to-none in terms of OT and client support. Read more…..

Abacus Healthcare Demonstrate Gemini Bath at the Personal Care exhibition, DLC Nottingham

‘Personal Care’ is a free-to-attend event that provides visitors with the opportunity to see and compare the latest products to assist people with a range of disabilities. Paediatric and bariatric solutions will be on display, and this includes variable-height baths, showers, bath lifts, transfer chairs and other such aids to assist with daily hygiene. Among a list of exhibitors, Abacus Healthcare will be demonstrating its Gemini hi-lo platform bath.

Read more: http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/news/details/40/see-abacus-at-the…