Date: Wednesday 25th November, 2015
Time: 11:45am – 12.15pm
Location: Showcase Theatre, OT Show, NEC – Birmingham
Seminar Title: ‘Bathing – the right to play’
Speaker: Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist – in association with Abacus Healthcare
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.
A recognised leader in specialist bathing for over 25 years, Abacus Healthcare works closely with care providers, therapists and families to ensure children with disabilities can bathe in comfort, dignity and safety.
Abacus Healthcare showcase: stand F90
During the OT Show Kate Sheehan will also be available on the Abacus stand to share her specialist knowledge within the field of assisted bathing. Her expertise in client assessment, bathroom accessibility and housing design complements the development of Abacus assistive baths. A designated highlight on the new OT Show Paediatric Trail, Abacus will be demonstrating its ever-popular Gemini, Aries and Scorpio baths:
Gemini –variable-height platform bath
The Gemini is a trusted favorite for families and paediatric care centres requiring a versatile accessible bathing solution. Its unique 3-in-1, variable-height platform, minimises potential back injuries for parents and carers and reduces the number of transfers required into and out of the bath during the changing, bathing and drying process.
Scorpio – height-adjustable bath with powered traverse seat
This exceptionally versatile bath provides powered assistance for semi-ambulant users in domestic and semi-institutional settings. The powered seat moves a bather safely in and out of the bath whilst the hi-lo feature allows carers to work at a comfortable height so the risk of back injury or muscle strain is minimised.
Aries – height-adjustable bath for use with ceiling track systems
The Aries bath is fully compatible with mobile and ceiling track hoists so bath transfers are both safe and efficiently managed. It’s hi-lo capability provides a safe working height for carers and the bathers positioning can be fully customised with the use of Abacus’s range of postural support accessories.