Muscle weakness, reduced stability and eyesight changes play a part in higher risk of falls especially within badly designed and ill-equipped bathrooms. Slippery and uneven floor surfaces, toilets at the incorrect height, insufficient lighting, lack of safely secured handrails and ill-maintained transfer equipment such as wheelchairs and hoists, are just some of the risk factors.
To ensure fall reduction and enablement of safe moving and handling for dependent service users, care homes and acute care facilities are increasingly seeking to replace outdated and conventional bath and shower rooms with suitably adapted wet rooms and accessible bathing facilities.
Specialist service providers such as Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms provide a proven range of assistive baths and specialist wet room equipment backed up with thorough care staff training and annual servicing packages. Through its G360 solution services, Gainsborough covers every minute detail of bathroom planning and implementation from specialist anti-slip flooring, lighting for dementia clients, antimicrobial tiling grout for reduced infection control through to specialist bather transfer chairs and hoists. The company also provides a high specification CGI visual design with