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New Abacus assisted bathing seminar to be presented by Kate Sheehan OT at Kidz North

Working alongside Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Kate Sheehan, highly experienced Occupational Therapist, will be delivering a brand new CPD-accredited bathing seminar at Kidz to Adultz North.

(10:30am, Seminar Room 1, Kidz North, EventCity, Manchester, 14 November).

Kate is an independently practising Occupational Therapist and Director of The OT Service. With the support of professional peers, she helps deliver the nationwide Abacus CPD training programme and ‘Lunch and Learn’ assisted bathing workshops. With over 30 years of clinical practice, Kate has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in client assessment, bathroom accessibility and housing design. She will be presenting once more at this Kidz event, organised by the charity Disabled Living, so that healthcare professionals, carers and parents can understand more fully the importance of bathing for disabled children and young adults.

NEW SEMINAR: Bathing and Sleep – joining the dots

Bathing assessments often become focused on the physical transfer of getting in and out of the bath. In this session we consider the occupation of bathing with a particular focus on how bathing can support sleep and positive routines. We will discuss the impact on children & their parents as well as adults and their carers. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Delegates will reflect on bathing as a meaningful occupation
  • Greater appreciation of the link between bathing and sleep
  • Consider impact of a positive bedtime routine on clients and their carers
  • Develop greater understanding of equipment available to support bathing as a meaningful occupation

In terms of the latest assisted baths, Abacus will be showcasing its new larger Gemini 2000 on stand C3. Kate will join the senior representatives from Abacus who will be able to demonstrate why the Gemini 2000 is the largest, most effective platform bath on the market. This future-proofed, power assisted solution provides space appropriate bathing for both disabled children and young adults with a 2-metre length that can be adjusted. With its unique double lift functionality and integrated platform, transfers are safer and carers can provide personal care without risking back injury.