The risks of slips and trips in bathrooms means that specifying the right appliances, especially in care facilities, is crucial. Martyn Brown, Contracts and Technical Manager at Triton Showers, outlines the key features to look out for in a shower to ensure resident safety.
The very presence of water makes bathrooms an inherently challenging place to provide appliances for in care facilities. It is particularly important to get showers right, which is where inclusive features and careful design can significantly maximise the comfort and safety of residents.
Key features and accreditations
The latest care showers incorporate a raft of functionality to cater to customers with diverse needs. Triton’s Omnicare Ultra+, for example, has a new-look tactile cover that utilises soft grey tones and bold markings, as well as audible feedback, to help those with visual impairment. This has contributed to RNIB approved recognition, and features such as the looped lever handle facilitate intuitive control, allowing ease of operation due to low resistance.
For total comfort and peace of mind, the Ultra+ has BEAB Care mark approved thermostatic control, ensuring the shower maintains the chosen water temperature within +/-1°C. Meanwhile, Safe-Set™, allows the maximum temperature to be selected whilst allowing full rotation of the temperature dial.
Various accessories are also available on the Omnicare Ultra+, which can be specified and installed depending on specific user requirements. An example is the grab riser rail kit (with a load-bearing capacity of up to 150kg), that can assist those who may be unsteady on their feet.
A optional remote Start/Stop function provides further assurance in care settings. It is these types of inclusive accessories and add-ons that allow a shower to be tailored to the unique requirements of the end user.
The Ultra+ is proof that you can have a shower which is not only stylish but can be easily used by all, regardless of the level of assistance required for showering. For more information, please visit: https://www.tritonshowers.co.uk/omnicare-ultra-thermostatic-electric-shower