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Accessible bathroom specialist Abacus will be presenting its new Gemini 2000 bath, BioCote antimicrobial protection and a CPD assisted bathing seminar at the Chester Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC) on the 6th of February.

Across the UK, OTAC events provide information on housing adaptations and the latest assistive equipment from suppliers.

The forthcoming Chester conference will include a comprehensive educational programme and CPD-accredited training. According to OTAC, delegates including occupational therapists, commissioners and housing professionals, such as surveyors and architects, will all benefit from attending.

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At the event, Abacus will be demonstrating its complete accessible bathroom solutions services alongside its popular power-assisted baths. Each specialist bath with variable height and/or powered bather transfer seat provides greater safety, dignity and comfort for disabled bathers whilst moving and handling best practice is enhanced for carers.

On stand 01 the new larger and longer Gemini 2000 bath will offer a future-proofed solution for both paediatric and adult bathers.

Building on the success of the 1700mm long Gemini with integrated platform, this larger version delivers a flexible, space-appropriate design with pioneering BioCote that combats Superbugs. This proven infection-controlling solution cannot be wiped or worn away, providing 99.9 percent 24/7 protection against harmful microbes such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA.

Working in conjunction with Abacus, Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist from The OT Service, will be delivering a CPD-accredited assisted bathing seminar. The OT Service is a key partner of Abacus ‘Lunch and Learn’ and ‘CPD Assisted Bathing Workshops’ which provide free assisted bathing education and training for healthcare professionals.

The seminar, ‘A client-centred approach to Bathing,’ will take place between 11:00-11:30 in Theatre 2.

Synopsis: Most children and adults living with a disability in the UK prefer to bathe rather than shower. Nevertheless, many Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) will only provide funding for accessible showering adaptations or wet rooms. This OTAC seminar highlights clinical and legislative evidence to support bath justification and funding. Delegates will be able to discuss the wellbeing-related and safety benefits of bathing as well as the benefits to Occupational Therapists of prescribing a specialist bath for clients.

Chester OTAC will take place at Hallmark The Queen Hotel, City Road in Chester, CH1 3AH on the 6th of February 2019 from 9am – 4pm.

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