Undoubtedly, the standard bathroom is designed with the standard user in mind i.e. able bodied and healthy. All too often though, the design process ignores the physical disabilities of potential users resulting in a bathroom environment that hinders instead of helps.
A bathroom in rented accommodation or in a property which may be suitable for an elderly or disabled user benefits greatly from a layout that is suitable for any user regardless of their abilities and reflects both good planning and good financial sense.
Care Design recognise the importance of this and promote a range of high quality products which offer flexibility and independence to the frail or disabled user. With our help and a little forward thinking at the design stage it is possible to avoid expensive alterations later.
Our products not only utilise space efficiently, but also provide durable support without compromising on style.
With our knowledge of building and architectural design and a thorough and sensitive understanding of mobility problems we have become an essential link between the design process and the end user.
The product range incorporates most of the items which you would usually find in a special needs bathroom and a small selection of these items are shown here, full details are shown in our literature which can be requested by phoning us or completing the enquiry page on this site.
For use either in the bathroom or cloakroom the Carewell Document M package complies with Building Regulations and can be supplied as a pack that is especially useful for public cloakrooms or as individual items for use in a bathroom where a larger washbasin may be needed.
The Multiclin fits most toilets and replaces the seat. When connected to the cold water and electricity supply, to be carried out by a qualified electrician and plumber, it provides a toilet seat that also acts as a bidet and blow dryer, ideal for people with limited mobility. Very reasonably priced.
With unique buffers to ensure stability of the seat on the toilet pan the Pressalit range of ultra strong toilet seats include seats which are especially shaped to offer high levels of comfort, strong stainless steel hinges for a long life, scratch and burn resistant material, raised versions for users who find bending difficult, three shapes of seat to benefit individual needs and a range of colours other than white.
Made of PVC with a 32mm diameter and ribbed surface to give a safe grip the Pressalit grab rail comes in four lengths, a choice of colours, the standard being white, and is also available in kit form for you to make up a shaped grab rail to suit your specific requirements. Unlike metal based grab rails these do not have to be earthed nor will they rust if scratched. An excellent quality and very reasonably priced product.
A wide selection of support arms is offered to suit individual users, their requirements and their bathrooms. Some are padded for comfort, some are in colours other than white, some can be raised and lowered to suit the requirements of different users, some can be moved side to side so that they can, for example, be used beside the toilet and then be instantly moved to beside the washbasin, others which do not require a wall to support them and yet more which can be used on walls which are not very strong. Prices to suit all budgets.
We offer a range of white wash basins in a variety of sizes and shapes that can be attached to a number of hanging mechanisms to allow them to be raised and lowered. Some of these mechanisms allow for instant adjustment for users with mixed needs and others for tool adjustment for when alteration is required less frequently. Some of them also allow the basin to be moved side to side and others are operated by an easy touch lever or electrical control for users with limited mobility. Flexible plumbing kits are also available.
Many disabled users find a bath, unless a highly specialised model or one with a hoist, very hard to use and hence we do not supply many. However for those who do wish to use a bath we have a walk in model and we also have a number of products to assist with use of a standard bath. These include a bath board which goes across the top of the bath to assist entry and two models of bath chair which are used in the bath.
Ramped and level access shower trays are available in a variety of sizes with shower screens to suit. For use within the shower there are a wide choice of shower seats. Some can be moved up and down and/or side to side, others stand on the floor, others attach to the wall, some have solid seats and others have cut always for easier personal cleaning, some have padded seats for comfort and others are made to be anti-slip and finally some are white and others are a choice of colours.
The Tripp Hygiene Chair, shown here, is one of our selection of mobile shower chairs. The Tripp is specially designed for children and small adults up to 80kg who cannot sit securely on a standard shower chair or toilet seat, the seat can be angled and the castors lock. There are also accessories such as a safety bar, safety belt and head cushion.
For assisted bathing we have the very popular shower and nursing bench that is available in two lengths and is sold as a fixed height or instantly adjustable version where the height is changed by means of a push button control. The bench folds out of the way when not in use and has an optional safety rail and a curtain to prevent the carer from getting splashed.
Designed for use around the home the Multi Seat is manufactured in a choice of colours and permutations. It provides a handy general seat which can be used around the house. It can be supplied fixed height, with track allowing it to be raised and lowered so that users with differing needs can use it and also with track that enables it to go up and down and from side to side.
We hope that some or all of our bathroom products appeal to you and if you would like information regarding the full range please fill out the enquiry sheet. If you are looking for a product that you do not find here please contact us anyway as we may be able to locate the product for you.