Pressalit Care has been chosen to provide specialist bathroom and kitchen solutions at a major new assisted living development at Glamis Road in Dundee.
Six apartments that have been specially adapted for disabled residents with advanced smart CleverCogs technology to assist in their everyday tasks. The housing firm specified Pressalit Care to ensure that the homes benefit from some of the most flexible, functional and ergonomically designed equipment.
The CleverCogs technology is a digitally enhanced care system, created by Blackwood, to keep people independent, in control and in their home. Centred around a touch screen home hub, it works across all aspects of an individual’s care, housing and support needs. Within the home, at the touch of a button, the hub is designed to make everyday tasks to be made so much easier.
In the kitchen the CleverCogs technology means residents can readily raise or lower the height of Pressalit Care’s Indivo rise and fall kitchen work surfaces and wall mounted cupboards with a simple touch; the Indivo lifters also allow the wall cupboards to move forwards for easy access. In the bathroom, Pressalit Care’s Plus track system enables the basin and shower seat to be moved into the most convenient position to meet an individual’s needs within seconds.
The Glamis Road development is a culmination of a three-year programme by Blackwood, which included the introduction of a concept home which they showcased first in 2015. Designed to be beautiful, affordable, accessible and connected, the light and airy apartments are of modular design, with the bathroom at the heart of the layout.
The fully adapted bathrooms include an adjustable Pressalit Care height adjustable basin that is fitted onto the Plus track to facilitate horizontal, as well as vertical movement. Designed with generous turning space so that wheelchair users can manoeuvre easily, and carers have sufficient space for working, the bathrooms are bright and modern, embracing the concept of a contemporary, versatile and functional bathroom. The anthracite shower seat adds versatility to the bathroom.
“By investing in new technology, high quality services and aspirational homes, Blackwood is helping people live their lives to the full. We have been truly inspired by the homes they have created and are delighted that Pressalit and Indivo products are playing their part in providing this outstanding environment for their residents,” commented Adam Southcott from Pressalit Care.
Meanwhile, Colleen Robertson, marketing manager at Blackwood, says: “The Pressalit Care range fits perfectly in the new homes as the modern designs are practical, customisable and a far cry from the clinical looking adaptations of the past. The bathrooms in particular come in bright modern colours with contemporary lines and change the perception of an adapted house.”