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In association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist, will present ‘Managing bathing posture to support engagement and safety’ at Kidz to Adultz Middle.

Taking place on Thursday 17th March 2022 from 9.30am-4.30pm at the Ericsson Exhibition Hall in the Coventry Building Society Arena, Kidz to Adultz Middle is a popular exhibition that showcases the latest products and services to assist people up the age of 25 with restricted mobility.

Organised by the charity Disabled Living, the regional event is also a chance for healthcare professionals to gain CPD accreditation by attending engaging seminars.

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In Seminar Room 2 at 10.30am at the event, Kate will present her seminar on bathing posture.

Bathing can be important to people for a variety of different reasons, whether it be to benefit relaxation, sleep, play, or relationships. However, following a client-centred and holistic bathing assessment that identifies bathing as meaningful, the practicalities of making that a reality, particularly for someone with postural needs, can seem daunting and challenging.

Kate’s session considers the theory behind bathing posture, linked to functional engagement, safety and long-term health and well-being. A practical demonstration of products will be used to reinforce this learning and reflect on opportunities to meet this clinical and functional challenge.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss individual challenges both within the session and on the Abacus stand, E10.

Abacus will display its Gemini 2000 bath on its stand. This variable height, two-metre bath is a larger version of the Gemini 1700 and provides future-proofed bathing for disabled adults and children. Its unique ‘double lift action’ and integrated changing, drying and bathing platform ensures easier transfers and enhanced safety for both bather and carer.

During the pandemic, Abacus’ safe outdoor bathing assessments proved popular among both clients and healthcare professionals alike in a bid to minimise the spread of COVID-19. Abacus demonstration vehicles were specially adapted to house a range of power-assisted Abacus baths, so the suitability of equipment could be assessed and group CPD bathing workshops could be safely managed.

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