Free #BathingIsBetter educational information for OTs
The ongoing #BathingIsBetter social media campaign by Abacus provides a diverse range of information for healthcare professionals that outlines the benefits of accessible bathing versus adapted showering. Free printed advice guides, end user case studies and links to downloadable documents, videos and social media streams will be available at the OT Show so applying for a grant funded bath is easier.
#BathingIsBetter bath demonstrations
Abacus Product Specialists will be on hand throughout the show demonstrating the popular Gemini and Aries powered baths. The height adjustable Gemini is a leading paediatric choice for OTs with its integrated changing, drying and bathing platform. This in-built spacious surface reduces the number of transfers required when assisting a disabled bather, increases safety and ensures the bathing experience is more pleasant for both user and carer. The compact Aries is a hi-lo bath ideal for use with ceiling track or mobile hoists and is compatible with the proven range of Abacus postural supports.
Kate Sheehan, an OT with over 30 years of experience, comments:
“Throughout my client facing work I regularly meet families and disabled children who would choose to bathe, however many are only offered a wet room or shower conversion through a DFG. Meeting budgets is indeed a challenge these days and all professionals have to consider what is necessary and appropriate, however there is legislation that clearly supports the case for bath provision.”