Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions will be launching its latest future-proofed innovation at the OT Show.
Building on the proven effectiveness of the existing Aries 1700 and 1800 baths, the Aries 2000 is a generously spaced, 2m long solution that provides comfort and support for a wider range of disabled bathers.
It provides an extra-long, deeper and wider experience ideal for larger children, teenagers and adults so appropriate bathing can be provided for longer.
The electrically-powered Aries 1800 is fully height adjustable and suitable for a variety of needs – particularly effective for individuals who require hoist transfers.
Abacus is part of the Gainsborough Healthcare Group which is Europe’s largest manufacturer of assisted baths.
Obstruction sensors have been included to provide added reassurance when lowering the bath which has been strengthened to offer a 250kg safe working load. Hence, bariatric bathers can now benefit from an appropriate bathing solution for enhanced hygiene and well-being.
Unique to baths from the Gainsborough Healthcare Group, the new Aries 2000 incorporates pioneering BioCote antimicrobial technology which provides 99.9%, 24/7 protection against harmful superbugs.
Built in during the manufacturing process, bath surfaces with this invisible silver-ion system significantly reduce the risk of infection from Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistance microbes. BioCote delivers critical hygiene benefits to vulnerable bathers and carers in a variety of care scenarios.
Peter Eckhardt, Gainsborough Healthcare Group CEO, comments: “I would encourage all Occupational Therapists attending the OT Show to experience our new Aries 2000 bath – it represents a step-change in care. For the first time you can offer future proofed bathing to a wider range of clients that require hoisting transfers. No other bathing solution delivers such life enhancing abilities as the new Aries 2000 from Abacus.”