Therapists can view a range of accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions at the OT Show 2022
Occupational therapists (OTs) will have the opportunity to see a range of height-adjustable wash basins, accessible baths, and mobile changing beds from Ropox at the OT Show 2022.
The manufacturer of accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions will showcase its SwingLine and QuickWash wash basins, the Ropox Bathtub, and its range of changing/shower beds on stand J60.
This year’s OT Show takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from 23-24 November.
Taking place annually, the show gives OTs the chance to discover new assistive technologies from exhibitors, get CPD-accredited experience by attending workshops and lectures, and network with other OTs.
One of the main attractions for attendees is the chance to discover new assistive technologies for their clients. From bespoke seating options and home adaptation solutions to pressure care innovations and telecare advancements, the exhibition is a chance to learn more about life-changing devices that enable people to live independently.
Mark Sadler from Ropox commented: “We are delighted to once again be attending The OT Show. OTs play a vital role in our business as they are often involved in projects that include the installation of our accessible bathroom and kitchen equipment, so to be able to engage with so many over a two-day period is great for us.”
The ergonomic design of the height-adjustable SwingLine claims to fit in the smallest of rooms. The 180˚ swing allows people with reduced mobility to position the wash basin in front of the toilet, so they can wash their hands while seated as opposed to having to move across the room to reach a basin.
There is also “plenty of room” under the basin for a wheelchair, making it ideal for wheelchair users from both a safety and hygiene perspective. The SwingLine is designed to blend in with the interior with a discreet look.
The SwingLine was basin is available with or without manual height adjustment, and, depending on the model, the range of adjustment is 150mm for models without a dock-in and 20cm for models with the dock-in. This allows the user or their carer to set the height at the optimum level. The rotation and swing of the basin is not affected by which model is installed.
Alongside the SwingLine, Ropox will also be exhibiting the height-adjustable QuickWash basin at the OT Show 2022.
The basin comes forward from the wall, meaning the user does not have to bend or reach from their wheelchair, which could negatively impact their posture. Requiring no electrics, the QuickWash is easy to install, and, when in the initial up position, the 500mm-wide basin’s projection off the wall is 530mm and 630mm when lowered.
For wheelchair users, the basin can be lowered from its fixed point by 140mm and out from the wall by 100mm, removing the barriers that can often be found when reaching a standard basin.
When a shower is not suitable, Ropox offers the Ropox Bathtub. The height can be adjusted from 61cm to 91cm using an electrical control, which enables the user to be comfortably transferred from the bath to a changing bench. This reduces the need for manual handling.
Available in three sizes – 1600mm, 1700mm and 1800mm – the bathtub is suitable for children and adults and all models have a depth of 400mm.
Additionally, Ropox will showcase its mobile shower/changing bed to attending OTs at this month’s exhibition.
This height-adjustable bed is designed to make changing safe and comfortable for the user and their carer. The smooth electric height adjustment enables the carer to obtain the best possible working condition, while the flexible slats ensure the user is comfortable at all times.
There are two versions available: a folding nursing bench that has a 700mm-height adjustment or a moveable bench that has a 400mm-height adjustment.
Cleaning the mobile shower/changing bed is designed to be easy, as the unit is fully moulded and has a minimum number of dirt traps. To save space, the wall-mounted version can be folded up against the wall when not in use.