Abacus Healthcare, manufacturer of the popular variable height Gemini bath, has launched a new resource page on its website providing free guides and educational material regarding assistive bathing and achieving bath funding.
As part of the ongoing ‘#BathingIsBetter’ campaign, this range of downloadable pdfs include ownership guides for families, case studies, videos and educational material for healthcare professionals. Abacus understands that many parents with disabled children are seeking a bath with powered variable height or a bather transfer seat, however are unable to obtain funding from some local authorities as adapted showering is deemed sufficient. Many Occupational Therapists are equally as frustrated as they believe assistive baths such as a Gemini are essential for their clients. Hence Abacus continues to introduce a series of guides that illustrate why bathing is more beneficial for disabled bathers, carers and parents than showering. This information outlines the legislative, well-being and safety focused benefits that help to justify the funding of an accessible bath via a
Disabled Facilities Grant.
Alongside the ownership and funding guides there is a series of videos from a leading OT explaining why every child has the right to bathe. These professional videos clearly explain why bathing is so important from a therapist’s point of view and why this process has far reaching advantages outside of the bathroom. There is also a range of end user case studies which detail how Abacus baths
have provided indispensable support and care to families in varying situations across the UK.
Join the #BathingIsBetter conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/AbacusHealthcareUK
Tel: 0800 090 1531