This contemporary 60-bed building is organised into three households providing quality homes for residents with a range of conditions from restricted mobility to dementia. Oakham Grange delivers a sense of belonging to all residents, so they experience a genuine homely feel, whilst benefiting from the latest care facilities. As a loyal client, Ardale has recommissioned Gainsborough to provide three specialist Gentona baths to ensure its care excellence ethos is present in the bathrooms of Oakham Grange and beyond.
The family-run healthcare provider responsible for Oakham Grange first specified Gainsborough baths for its Marbrook Centre, a specialist neuro rehabilitation facility in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire. These bathing solutions were so successful they led to further Gainsborough installations at the Ardale Potters Grange care home in Hertfordshire and now Oakham Grange.
Gentona baths provide powered height adjustment and bather transfer seats so bathers and carers benefit from safe moving and handling. Bathers once again have freedom to bathe and enjoy the sensation of soaking in
The mental and physical health benefits of bathing, as opposed to adapted showering, are frequently reported – results show improved mood, positivity, and wellness for residents. In addition, care staff are protected from back injury as manual lifting and adjustment of bathers is not required. Eye level engagement is possible and administering personal care does not involve uncomfortable stooping..
With the inclusion of multiple safety and therapeutic features built-in, Gainsborough baths are now providing a vital hygiene and sensory experience at Oakham Grange.
Our Gainsborough baths have massively changed some of our resident’s lives.
Catherine Ferguson, General Manager, Oakham Grange