Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions to launch larger Gemini 2000 dual lift bath and integrated BioCote antimicrobial technology at the OT Show, stand J40, NEC, Birmingham.

Abacus, part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, is a proven specialist in safe assisted bathing and paediatric care. The antimicrobial benefits of BioCote have been available within the Gainsborough Specialist Bathing range since 2016, Abacus are now introducing such technology to its Gemini bath range so that infection and illness can be reduced.

This silver-ion based technology has been proven to reduce harmful bacteria by up to 98% within care homes and hospitals. It continues to provide 99.9% 24/7 protection against harmful superbugs such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA. This impressive capability is now supplied as standard in Abacus Gemini baths including the new larger 2000 model, also launching at The OT Show.

Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO explains: “Abacus bathing solutions are 100% focused on the needs of the bather, always. This is why we have strengthened the care we provide with the introduction of BioCote in our Gemini baths. The hidden dangers of infectious Superbugs are a growing threat, particularly as traditional disinfectants are becoming ineffective against evolving microbes. When you consider vulnerable individuals can be more susceptible to infection, then the need for BioCote whilst bathing is vital. Reducing the risk of illness and cross contamination means less medical intervention is likely outside of the bathroom – reducing pressure and stress on everyone affected by disability. We believe in providing wellness with peace of mind so bathing is enjoyable and therapeutic – BioCote helps us achieve this promise.”

BioCote is not a coating, it is integrated into the bath during the manufacturing process so it cannot be wiped or worn away. Therefore, it provides consistent, infallible protection throughout the lifetime of the bath. This invisible component reduces stains, odours and enhances bath surface durability. Free advice and information, including evidence-based case studies, will be available to all professional visitors keen to understand how BioCote improves client and carer well-being.

The Gemini 2000

The original 1700mm long Gemini bath with integrated changing, drying and bathing platform is a popular choice for OTs and families seeking safe assisted bathing. Its unique dual lift action provides seamless transfers into water and safe working heights for carers. The platform eliminates awkward moving and handling and maximises comfort for bathers as changing and drying is quicker. Available with a range of specialist postural accessories, the Gemini is a preferred choice for bespoke care and support. It has a proven track record for reliability and performance – enhanced by a service that manages all aspects of accessible bathroom conversion. As a respected specialist in assisted bathing, Abacus continues to innovate with the introduction of the larger and longer Gemini 2000. This 2000mm long bath now provides future-proofed suitability for both paediatric and adult bathers.

Peter Eckhardt, CEO of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, comments: “As our flagship paediatric assisted bathing brand, Abacus is a proven choice for children who require additional support. However with the introduction of the Gemini 2000, we are now able to offer a more spacious solution that is appropriate for larger teenagers and adults. This innovation reiterates our bather-centric approach and our focus on meeting individual requirements as needs change. The new two-metre long Gemini is truly future proof and promises to deliver life enhancing bathing to more disabled bathers than ever before.”

Abacus Regional Assessment Managers will be on hand throughout the show to explain why the Gemini range provides safer bathing for both users, carers and parents. Following extensive R&D, the Gemini 2000 promises to set new care standards in accessible bathing. Join Abacus on stand J40 at the flagship show for occupational therapists, register here.

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