Kings Lodge located in Surrey and operated by Aura Care Living has selected power-assisted Gentona and Sentes baths from Gainsborough to enhance its state-of-the-art care provision.

Opened in July 2017, Kings Lodge is a stunning 64-bed care home that provides luxurious and opulent accommodation. Offering a combination of high level residential and dementia care, Kings Lodge is a state-of-the-art facility styled on a European ski-lodge set in 15 acres of mature woodland. Located in Camberley, Surrey, this innovative building is championing a new concept in person-centred care – its selection of four assistive baths by Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms is instrumental to this approach.

The new height adjustable Gentona baths with bather transfer seats are the latest models from Gainsborough. In addition to providing safe moving and handling and a luxurious assisted bathing experience, each Gentona has integrated BioCote anti-microbial technology for advanced infection control. They provide 99.99% 24/7 protection against Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic-resistant CRO, CRE, VRE and MRSA – a critical advantage for the battle against ever-evolving superbugs. These baths also provide higher operational cost savings with reduced water consumption and faster bathing cycle times.

Every bedroom at Kings Lodge has a high specification en-suite wet room however residents have the choice to bathe in four specialist bathrooms. These facilities are popular with residents especially new arrivals who have not been able to bathe for some time due. The Gentona provides a powered bather transfer seat and variable height functionality so carers are protected against musculoskeletal injury due to excessive bending and lifting. If residents have greater postural challenges or more complex needs, the reclining Sentes bath provides a more supportive solution. Offering the opportunity to bathe is a major benefit at Kings Lodge as it relaxes residents and can improve therapy sessions. Maintaining positivity and well-being is a key factor within the atmosphere of Kings Lodge – greatly enhanced by the Gainsborough baths.

Jane Whittaker, Mobilisation Manager at Kings Lodge, comments: “I have worked in the care industry for over 20 years and always choose Gainsborough. Not only are their baths reliable and operationally efficient, they are stylish and the after-sales support is amazing. When you have years of experience in various care facilities you know which products to trust. Longevity is so important with assistive equipment however many products these days simply do not last. Whereas I know Gainsborough baths are durable. They deliver long term value and are exceptionally cost effective through operational savings and a competitive price. Here at Kings Lodge all our equipment is top quality, this is why we specified the Gentona and Sentes baths.”

Jane adds: “Our new Gentona’s use 25% less water per bathing cycle without compromising care, hence we save on our heating and water bills. The integrated BioCote anti-microbial technology gives continual protection against microbes and illness, hence enhancing our infection control and helping us meet CQC targets. Our residents find the Gainsborough baths provide a very luxurious and pleasant experience and carers find them easy and safe to operate.”

In summary Jane says: “Overall Gainsborough baths have been chosen as a high quality solution for a high quality care facility. They deliver a superior bathing experience that perfectly complements our ethos for client-centric care that is luxurious and of the utmost standard. We believe Kings Lodge is a new breed of care home, an opulent home for people to thrive in comfort and style. Gainsborough baths help us deliver this exceptional experience.”