Abacus to showcase new bath, antimicrobial technology and CPD seminar at upcoming event
Accessible bathroom specialist Abacus will be exhibiting its larger and longer Gemini 2000 bath, BioCote antimicrobial protection alongside a CPD assisted bathing seminar at Kidz to Adultz Middle in March 2019.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Kidz to Adultz Middle is one of a series of regional exhibitions managed by Disabled Living. It provides an opportunity to see the latest assistive products and services for disabled children and young adults.
Abacus manufactures specialist baths with variable height and/or powered bather transfer seats that provide safety and comfort for disabled bathers, whilst moving and handling best practice is enhanced for carers.
Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus delivers a complete support package from initial bather assessment through to product provision, installation and after-sales servicing. Its assessors focus on the needs of bathers and carers through a structured assessment-led process – enhanced by OT expertise.
On stand E14, the new larger and longer Gemini 2000 bath will offer a future-proofed solution for paediatric and adult bathers. Building on the success of its 1700mm long Gemini with integrated platform, this larger version delivers a flexible, space-appropriate design with pioneering BioCote that combats Superbugs. The proven infection-controlling solution cannot be wiped or worn away, hence providing 99.9 percent protection against harmful microbes such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA.
According to Abacus, the Gemini 2000 bath is the largest and longest platform bath available on the market with unique dual lift technology and a multi-purpose in-built platform. This facilitates easier transfers, drying and bathing for disabled bathers.
Working in conjunction with Abacus, Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist from The OT Service, will be delivering a CPD-accredited assisted bathing seminar.
The OT Service is a key partner of Abacus ‘Lunch and Learn’ and ‘CPD Assisted Bathing Workshops’ which provide free assisted bathing education and training for healthcare professionals.
The CPD seminar, ‘Bathing – a right to play’ will run on 21st of March 2019 at 2pm in Seminar Room 2. It will explore “play” as an occupation and consider how legislation and clinical reasoning can used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process.
There will also be the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win a cuddly toy version of the Abacus mascot, Trevor the Turtle.
Kidz to Adultz Middle will take place on the 21st of March 2019, from 9.30am – 4.30pm at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall in the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.