Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, a specialist in accessible bathing solutions for disabled bathers, will be unveiling the latest addition to its range at the OT Show – the new Gemini 2000 variable height bath.

According to the company, the original 1700mm long Gemini bath, with integrated changing, drying and bathing platform, is a popular choice for occupational therapists 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.

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Available with a range of specialist postural accessories, the Gemini offers bespoke care and support. Abacus says the bath has a proven track record for reliability and performance, which is enhanced by the company’s service offering that manages all aspects of accessible bathroom conversion.

At the OT Show, Abacus Regional Assessment Managers will be available to explain why the Gemini range provides safer bathing for both users, carers and parents.

The larger and longer Gemini is now 2000mm long and provides future-proofed suitability for both paediatric and adult bathers. Following extensive research and development, the Gemini 2000 promises to set new care standards in bathing.

The bath is also modular, meaning it can be transported in sections and assembled onsite, significantly reducing access issues and opening up the opportunity for more users to benefit from ownership.

To provide appropriate bathing space for growing users, the bath has foot and back boards that can be repositioned dependant on the required leg room. It encompasses the latest safety technology with obstruction sensors to ensure safe lowering and the platform has a locking mechanism in the upright position.

Its optional CAT 5 Shower System provides temperature-controlled water and a range of sensory options are available including audiotherapy, chromotherapy and Airspa.

From a healthcare point of view, the Gemini 2000 also includes BioCote antimicrobial protection which provides pioneering infection control. This silver-ion technology is integrated during the manufacturing process so cannot be wiped or worn away, providing 99.9 percent protection against Superbugs such as Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant MRSA.

Peter Eckhardt, CEO of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, commented: “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 Specialist Bathroom Solutions can be visited on Stand J40 at the OT Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from the 21st-22nd November.

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