Bathroom specialist to debut largest ever dual lift platform bath at OTAC Chester
Abacus will be presenting its new Gemini 2000 bath, BioCote antimicrobial protection and a CPD assisted bathing seminar at the Chester Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC) on the 6th of February.
Across the UK, OTAC events provide vital information on housing adaptations and the latest assistive equipment from suppliers. The forthcoming Chester conference will include a comprehensive educational programme and CPD-accredited training. Occupational therapists, commissioners and housing professionals all attend the OTAC events.
At Chester OTAC, Abacus will be demonstrating its complete accessible bathroom solutions services alongside its power-assisted baths. Each specialist bath with variable height and/or powered bather transfer seat provides safety, dignity and comfort for disabled bathers whilst moving and handling best practice is enhanced for carers.
On stand 01, Abacus’ new larger and longer Gemini 2000 bath will offer a future-proofed solution for both paediatric and adult bathers.
Building on the success of the 1700mm long Gemini with integrated platform, the larger version delivers a flexible, space-appropriate design with pioneering BioCote that combats Superbugs. This 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.
Working in conjunction with Abacus, Adam Ferry, 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.
Adam’s seminar – ‘A client-centred approach to Bathing’ – will take place at Theatre 2 from 11:00-11:30am.
Outlining that many Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) will only provide funding for accessible showering adaptations or wet rooms, the seminar highlights clinical and legislative evidence to support bath justification and funding. Delegates will be able to discuss the wellbeing-related and safety benefits of bathing as well as the benefits to OTs of prescribing a specialist bath for clients.
Chester OTAC takes place on the 6th of February at Hallmark The Queen Hotel, CH1 3AH from 9am – 4pm.
Part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions is a specialist UK manufacturer of accessible baths for domestic bathrooms, respite centres and rehabilitation facilities.