Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, in association with The OT Service, will be delivering a CPD assisted bathing seminar and debuting the impressive Gemini 2000 bath at Kidz to Adultz South.
Thursday 16th May 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough, GU14 6FD. Free entry and parking. Stand F5.
The Kidz series of regional exhibitions, managed by the charity Disabled Living, provide the opportunity to see all the latest specialist equipment and services for disabled children and young adults. Abacus is a long standing exhibitor and will be once again showcasing its popular range of power-assisted accessible baths. Its bathing solutions, supported by a comprehensive assessment and installation service, provide safety and comfort for bathers with restricted mobility.
Powered bather transfer seats and variable height functionality ensure awkward transfers can be avoided and carers are at less risk of back injury. Abacus works closely with Occupational Therapists and families to ensure the most appropriate bathing solutions are provided so that positive outcomes are achieved for all.
Educational support is a major focus for Abacus, both for parents and professionals. Hence it will be providing a free seminar at Kidz South in association with The OT Service. Kate Sheehan, highly experienced OT will present:
Seminar: Bathing – a right to play
Kate Sheehan DipCOT, Occupational Therapist, The OT Service
16th May, 10:30am, Seminar Room 1.
Synopsis: Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education are vital to develop the potential of a child according to the United Nations. In the UK, many children play at bath time yet it is not often a primary consideration within an Occupational Therapist’s recommendations during the assessment process. This session will explore “play” as an occupation and consider how legislation and clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process.
- Have an overview of “play” as an occupation
- Be able to list the relevant legislation to support bathing
- Explain how clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process
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.
On stand F5, the hi-lo Gemini 2000 delivers a future-proofed solution for both paediatric and adult bathers – it is the largest platform bath on the market. Building on the success of the 1700mm long Gemini with integrated platform, this larger version delivers a flexible, space-appropriate design with pioneering BioCote that combats Superbugs. The Gemini 2000 bath includes unique dual lift technology and a multi-purpose in-built platform. This facilitates easier transfers, drying and bathing, resulting in improved comfort, dignity and safety for disabled bathers.
There will be the opportunity to enter the usual free prize draw to win a cuddly toy version of the Abacus mascot, Trevor the Turtle. Free guides to bath funding and informative case studies will also be available.