AKW is using The Care Forum series of regional events to present its latest electric showers that have been specially adapted for care homes.
Delegates at The Care Forum have the opportunity to tap into AKW’s knowledge of inclusive and accessible bathroom design and adapted living, while also learning about the company’s latest smart electric showers.
AKW’s innovative new range of electric showers, named the iShowers, includes three models: iSure, iTherm and iCare.
The most advanced model in the range, the BEAB Care-approved and RNIB certified iCare combines the latest smart shower technology with additional safety features to provide ease of use and a safe, relaxing shower experience.
It features built-in Bluetooth technology to enable users and carers to turn it on and off and control water temperature and flow via a wireless remote control or iPhone app.
Its design is also optimised for older people with highly sensory user interface that allows greater personal independence for both the care-giver and receiver.
The iCare has smooth, rounded edges to minimise the potential for injury and is thermostatically controlled to ensure water temperature remains constant.
It includes a phased shutdown to flush all residual water out of the system to make it safe for the next use and automatically shuts down if the cold water supply fails or if it has been running for 30 minutes, enhancing safety and prolonging the life of the unit.
They have a load capacity of up to 40 stone, making them ideal for use where users require assistance from a carer or a wheelchair during showering. Where high drainage is required, the TriForm, which is capable of handling 78 litres per minute, fits the bill. Furthermore, both the TriForm and Tuff Form come with lifetime warranties.
The next Care Forum takes place on the 6-7 June 2016 at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire.