Abacus, the trusted specialist in accessible bathing solutions for disabled bathers, will be unveiling the latest addition to its proven range at the OT Show – the new Gemini 2000 variable height bath. (Stand J40, NEC, 21-22 November).
The original 1700mm long Gemini bath with integrated changing, drying and bathing platform is a popular choice for OTs and families seeking safe assisted bathing. Its unique dual lift action provides seamless transfers into water and safe working heights for carers. The platform eliminates awkward moving and handling and maximises comfort for bathers as changing and drying is quicker. Available with a range of specialist postural accessories, the Gemini is a preferred choice for bespoke care and support. It has a proven track record for reliability and performance – enhanced by a service that manages all aspects of accessible bathroom conversion. As a respected specialist in assisted bathing, Abacus continues to innovate with the introduction of the larger and longer Gemini 2000. This 2000mm long bath now provides future-proofed suitability for both paediatric and adult bathers.
Abacus Regional Assessment Managers will be on hand throughout the show to explain why the Gemini range provides safer bathing for both users, carers and parents. Following extensive R&D, the Gemini 2000 promises to set new care standards in accessible bathing. It is a unique product and due to its impressive size, the Gemini 2000 has been intelligently designed to be modular i.e. it can be transported in sections and assembled onsite. This significantly reduces access issues and opens up the opportunity for more users to benefit from ownership. To continually provide appropriate bathing space for growing users, the bath has foot and back boards that can be repositioned dependant on the required leg room. It encompasses the latest safety technology with obstruction sensors to ensure safe lowering and the platform has a locking mechanism in the upright position. Its optional CAT 5 Shower System provides temperature controlled water and a range of sensory options are available including audiotherapy, chromotherapy and Airspa.
From a healthcare point of view, the Gemini 2000 also includes BioCote antimicrobial protection which provides pioneering infection control. This proven silver-ion technology is integrated during the manufacturing process so cannot be wiped or worn away – hence providing 99.9% 24/7 protection against Superbugs such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA. With traditional disinfectants becoming ineffective against many microbes, the presence of BioCote offers added wellness and peace of mind.
Peter Eckhardt, CEO of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, comments: “As our flagship paediatric assisted bathing brand, Abacus is a proven choice for children who require additional support. However with the introduction of the Gemini 2000, we are now able to offer a more spacious solution that is appropriate for larger teenagers and adults. This innovation reiterates our bather-centric approach and our focus on meeting individual requirements as needs change. The new two-metre long Gemini is truly future proof and promises to deliver life enhancing bathing to more disabled bathers than ever before.”
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