Bathrooms

Tackling Life-Changing Disability

Closomat Toilet Tackling Life-Changing Disability

Not many men in their 50s would decide to cycle from London to Paris, nor take up wheelchair rugby. Yet that is what Dave Ralph from Letchworth has done.

The former garage owner suffered a prolapsed disc at work a decade ago, but carried on working, with the result that he severely damaged his spinal cord; remedial surgery failed. He has also had both shoulders replaced. His injury has been life-changing but he has taken up wheelchair rugby, playing at least twice a week at top level, and undertook a charity hand-cycle from London to Paris to raise money for spinal injury charities.

“You adapt and overcome,” he says. “Half the fun in life is adapting, although I have learnt (eventually) that if it hurts, don’t do it.”

Caring For All With Triton's Omnicare

Triton's Omnicare

As Britain’s population continues to grow, homes are increasingly being designed with inclusivity at the forefront. Triton Showers’ new Omnicare range is the ideal solution for those in need of a shower which can be used comfortably and easily by all.

With safety at its core, the BEAB care approved Omnicare gives total peace of mind to every user, parent or carer, while remaining stylish and attractive thanks to a variety of finishes.

HOW A TOILET IS HELPING THE FIGHT AGAINST MS

Helping the fight against MS

One man’s fight against the degeneration caused from Multiple Sclerosis is taking place in….the bathroom.

Ian Westgate (64), from Eastbourne, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis more than 30 years ago, but has always fought against the illness’ impact, to the extent he is a leading campaigner for accessibility in the area, and chair of Eastbourne Access Group.

As his condition has deteriorated, requiring greater input from his wife Clare, he has “succumbed” and purchased a Closomat Palma Vita shower (wash & dry) toilet.

Overcome any obstacle with the new Easy Bathing collection from bathstore

bathstore, the UK's leading specialist bathroom retailer, is extremely proud to introduce it's new Easy Bathing range, designed specifically to make beautiful bathrooms accessible to everybody.

bathstore has long recognised that a bathroom is a complex and personal purchase, where the customers’ wants and needs are at the heart of the journey, from inspiration to installation. The new Easy Bathing range puts this philosophy into practice, creating a collection of stylish bathroom products tailored to every customer.

Bathrooms for the less able

bathrooms - move

Modern fittings make designing stylish and accessible bathrooms easier than ever before.

Providing bathrooms that are accessible and appealing to both able and less able is a design challenge.  Less able does not just mean those who are registered disabled where specific facilities such as bath hoists may be needed but the many who suffer less serious problems that can make life difficult. Although it is true to say that accessible bathrooms can be ugly, this does not have to be the case. Choosing the right, well designed fittings can make life easy for less able users without spoiling the visual appeal of the room or limiting its use.

World Continence Week

World Continence Week

This year's World Continence Week is June 19-25. The theme, Incontinence: No laughing matter, tackles a common response by people to laugh off incontinence, accepting it as an inevitable part of childbirth or ageing, not a health issue requiring specialist treatment. 

 

With a staggering 14 million people a year in the UK suffering from bladder and bowel conditions, spread the word, reduce the stigma, know that you are not alone and know that there are things you can do to improve the condition.

 

Bladder and bowel control problems can be treated, better managed and even cured.

 

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care.
 
Thomas Dixon, who lives with his mum and dad in Darlington, is delighted with the new bathroom – especially the lime green colour he selected for the shower chair and arm supports.
To allow Thomas the freedom to move around the house with the space and ease of access he requires, his parents bought a new bungalow, and for the last 18 months have been adapting it with three extensions to suit their needs.

Essential Bathing are the UK distributors

open door bath

 

Essential Bathing is pleased to introduce to the UK the OASIS bath range. Currently selling in the U.S.A, the baths are built to the highest standard and give the best range of optional extras on the market today. Options such as heated seat and back, Chromotherapy light , air and water jet spa systems,  water re heater, Aromatherapy, MP3 player and even a water proof TV.

Built in an acrylic composite, the shell is much stronger than normal and resists mold and staining. The door and jamb are made in aluminium for extra safety and strength. Front and side panels are included.

Consort Claudgen - Low Surface Temperature Heating Specialists

Consort

Consort Claudgen’s range of low surface temperature heaters are designed to minimise the risk of burn injuries as they have a maximum surface temperature of 43°C, complying with NHS Estates Health Guidance Notes guidelines. They are perfect for environments with vulnerable people such as children and elderly residents; and therefore ideal for schools, nurseries, retirement homes, hospitals and anywhere where safety is paramount. The LST range includes towel rails, panel heaters and wall-mounted fan heaters, well suited for both commercial and domestic use.

Lagooni shower-toilet wheelchairs: customisation, flexibility and lots of freedom of movement

Lagooni shower-toilet wheelchairs:

 

Lagooni BV was established by Paul Kampshoff. An industrial designer with South African roots, Paul had been working as an industrial designer for his own company Vision XP for several years before he started Lagooni. At Vision XP he also developed products for functionally impaired people. He relies on his own experiences for his designs.


PRESSALIT CARE’S RIGOROUS WEIGHT TESTING REGIME FOR ULTIMATE PEACE OF MIND

Pressalit Care Plus

 

 

The most rigorous regime to test maximum weight capacity is applied by Pressalit Care to give ultimate peace of mind and confidence to users of its range of accessible bathroom products.

Pressalit Care’s washroom and sanitary ware is specifically designed to improve bathroom use for those with limited mobility. Its products, many of which can be adjusted vertically or horizontally for greatest flexibility, include shower seats, washbasins, arm rests and handrails, with each put through rigorous testing procedures to ensure it is able to withstand even the most extreme real-life situations.