Bathrooms

Lose your touch

Washing Hands

Although infrared washroom technology isn’t anything new, recent years have seen it propel as a much higher priority on the healthcare specification chain – being an effective way to heighten hygiene standards and cut utility costs. Here, Chris Tranter, product manager at leading commercial supplier, Bristan advises on the importance of non-touch technology.

When specifying for a healthcare facility, there can be no greater priority than safety and hygiene. In light of this, designing clean and hygienic washroom facilities are crucial to the planning of any healthcare building in order to protect the wellbeing of residents and staff.

The Importance of Inclusive Bathrooms

Shower

Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, discusses the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the ageing population.

 

Thanks to technological advancements and better healthcare, the UK’s population is now living longer than ever - more than 11 million people are currently aged over 65, with one in three of us aged 55 and over. Whilst clearly this is great news, it also presents a host of challenges, not least of which is: how can you ensure bathrooms are safe for use by the ageing population?

 

How Bathroom Adaptations Make for Easier Living

If you’re thinking about making changes to your bathroom, it’s key that you understand all of your options to ensure that your adaptations ensure maximum mobility. Bathroom fixtures and accessories should enable a person to move around as easily as possible. Your fixtures should also help to reduce the risks of falling and slipping.

Leading mobility aid retail providers Manage at Home are offering advice on choosing the best bathroom aids to help improve simple daily living.

Showers and Baths

Restore your essential you with Olverum Bath Oil

Restore your essential you with Olverum Bath Oil

As pampering as it is therapeutic, an Olverum bath is like a warm, comforting hug that helps you recover when you feel mentally and physically depleted.

Whether you use it to relieve stress, revive aching muscles and joints, rebalance dry skin, or simply to luxuriate in a blissful aromatic 'me time' moment, Olverum promotes a feeling of wellbeing and renewal.

NATURAL WELLBEING SINCE 1931

Olverum was originally created in 1931 by Franz Otto Klein, a wine maker in the Mosel Valley in Germany, who developed a keen interest in the beneficial properties of natural essential oils.

Keeping those in your care safe in the bathroom

Safety and comfort is imperative for Seniors when looking at Carehomes. An important part of daily life is taken up in the bathroom. But unfortunately with age often come additional hurdles. Put it this way, things that often seem straightforward in later life often aren’t. For example when looking at just running a tap – suddenly we need to ensure that one has the strength to turn on a tap, the memory to turn off the tap and the safety in place as to not get burnt by the water that comes out of the tap.

Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society conquers 24 peaks challenge

 

For the second year an intrepid team from Banstead-based care home, The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has completed a gruelling 24 Peaks Challenge, conquering 24 peaks in 24 hours to raise more than £4,000 for fellow maritime charity Seafarers UK. Staff members from the home in Surrey took up the challenge to raise money for Seafarers UK, with Deputy Home Manager Dorota Serafin, Estates Manager Richard Condie, Carer Kim Tema, Care Assistant Cynthia Hugo and Maintenance Technician Nick Potroanchenu tackling the course.

AKW transforming 31 dementia-friendly bathrooms at Grade II listed Lypiatt Lodge, Cheltenham

AKW, the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom solutions, has completed the first phase in the renovation of 31 luxury dementia-friendly en-suite bathrooms at the Grade II listed Lypiatt Lodge nursing home. Situated in a striking period house in the heart of Cheltenham, Lypiatt Lodge provides specialist nursing care to residents with both long term and respite needs. The nursing home was acquired by Fidelia Care Limited in 2015 and, after evaluating the needs of residents and assessing the home’s existing facilities, the new owners decided to undertake a full refurbishment of the property in order to update the site and better support residents, especially those with dementia.

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

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.