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.
One of the extensions is a new wet-room, which has been fitted with specialist products supplied by Pressalit Care, the leaders in flexible bathroom products. The lime green height adjustable shower chair with arm supports, and a hinged arm support alongside the WC, chosen by the Dixon family, are part of Pressalit Care’s Plus range.
“My new bathroom is so nice,” says Thomas, “Its bright and funky – it’s a kid’s bathroom, not for adults!”
Thomas has the support of Vito, his companion dog, for tasks in the bathroom such as opening the door, getting the towel and helping get undressed.
Pressalit Care’s shower chair is fitted onto a vertical track which makes adjusting the height of the chair simple and straight forward as Thomas’s needs change. Hinged arm supports alongside the WC help enormously with sitting and standing transfers, importantly these can be folded up against the wall when not in use.
Thomas’ mum, Lisa, adds, “We’ve waited a long time for a new home, and so everything needed to be absolutely right for Thomas. As soon as we were recommended Pressalit Care products for the bathroom we knew this was what we wanted. The bright colours are fantastic, the design is modern, and the flexible elements really aid movement in the bathroom.
“The Pressalit equipment looks absolutely amazing. We are all over the moon with the quality and versatility of the products.”
Andrew Lowndes, UK Sales Manager at Pressalit Care, adds, “Thomas’s new bathroom is a wonderful example of how Pressalit Care products can make a huge difference to everyday tasks. Having flexibility in the bathroom is so important to assist in independence and self-confidence. Just as important is having the bathroom look right – Thomas is really excited about his new bathroom and no doubt will be showing it off to his friends at every opportunity!
“We’re absolutely delighted to have been able to supply Thomas with this equipment for his new bathroom. Our philosophy at Pressalit Care is keep living, and this really does do what it says on the tin.”
The Pressalit Care Plus range offers strong, vibrant colours such as Lime Green and Orange and as well as more traditional colours like white, anthracite, red and dark blue, enabling an individual touch to be brought to the bathroom’s décor.
Pressalit Care is a leader in furnishings for people with physical disabilities. Pressalit Care believes that the environment should compensate for physical limitations and this fundamental idea is included in the smallest detail throughout its solutions.