One of Pressalit Care’s newest launches, the Matrix Medium wash basin, is now built to include better support for elderly people and wheelchair users.
The product now includes two grab handles smoothly cast into the front of the basin. These handles are designed to provide a welcome grip for people transferring in or out of a wheelchair, and a safe and secure support for those standing.
Pressalit Care claims to have “thought of every detail” to make this basin accessible in the bathroom, whether it is to be used by a single user, in an en-suite, or in a multi-user situation.
The inward curve of the basin’s front edge allows the user to lean into the tap and reach it easily, while the shallow bowl gives plenty of space for wheelchair maneuverability.
The wide basin has profiled raised edges to prevent water spillages over the side. The flat surface around the bowl provides an additional ledge for support.
To aid hygiene control, as well as adding to the aesthetics of the design, the Matrix Medium has all its plumbing installed into the discreet, concealed unit, shielding the pipework from dust, dirt or bacteria.
The Matrix Medium is a height adjustable basin, operated by integrated power buttons on the front of the bowl.
The red buttons on white are easy to see and use, allowing most users to be able to adjust the height themselves. The slim lifter unit means wheelchairs can be manoeuvred close to the wall.
Andrew Lowndes, UK sales manager for Pressalit Care, said that flexibility and support are top priorities with the Matrix Medium basin.
“The integrated grab handles are a valuable addition and bring peace of mind for the elderly who may be unsteady on their feet and need support when standing to carry out daily bathroom routines.
“When creating a bathroom in an elderly care environment, the bathroom needs to provide facilities that are accessible to all users. The Matrix Medium is a basin that plays a major part in creating a usable space for everyone.”