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Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be launching its latest future-proofed innovation at The OT Show – the new larger hi-lo Aries 2000 bath.

Building on the proven effectiveness of the existing Aries 1700 and 1800 baths, the pioneering Aries 2000 is a generously-spaced, 2m long solution that provides comfort and support for a wider range of disabled bathers. It offers an extra-long, deeper and wider experience ideal for larger children, teenagers and adults so appropriate bathing can be provided for longer.

A bath for life, the electrically-powered Aries 1800 is fully height adjustable and suitable for a variety of needs and is particularly effective for those who require hoist transfers. Its smooth and controlled hi-lo functionality ensures carers can operate at safe working heights without the risk of musculoskeletal injury when providing personal care.

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Abacus is part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group which is Europe’s largest manufacturer of assisted baths. This capability means the new Aries has the latest ergonomic design and technology – maximising bathing positivity for both bather and carer. Aesthetics are contemporary with a clear focus on safety such as rounded corners and a low entry threshold, notes Abacus.

In addition, obstruction sensors provide added reassurance when lowering the bath which has been strengthened to offer a 250kg safe working load. Therefore, bariatric bathers can now benefit from an appropriate bathing solution for enhanced hygiene and well-being.

Unique to baths from the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, the new Aries 2000 incorporates pioneering BioCote antimicrobial technology which provides 99.9 percent, 24/7 protection against harmful superbugs. Built in during the manufacturing process, bath surfaces with this invisible silver-ion system significantly reduce the risk of infection from Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistance microbes. BioCote delivers critical hygiene benefits to vulnerable bathers and carers in a variety of care scenarios.

Operation of the Aries 2000 is intuitive with a simple roaming hand console and multiple bath options are available including thermostatically-controlled water, auto fill, chromotherapy, Bluetooth sound and Air spa. For bespoke comfort, the Aries is compatible with a variety of respected accessories including the new Abacus Laze net postural support.

Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, commented: “I would encourage all Occupational Therapists attending the OT Show to experience our new Aries 2000 bath – it represents a step-change in care.

“For the first time you can offer future-proofed bathing to a wider range of clients that require hoisting transfers. No other bathing solution delivers such life-enhancing abilities as the new Aries 2000 from Abacus.”

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be exhibiting on Stand S10 at The OT Show, which takes place on the 27th-28th of November at Birmingham’s NEC.

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