OTs and local authorities help design accessible and stylish new shower cubicle

OTs and local authorities help design accessible and stylish new shower cubicle

Boasting fast setup to benefit both users and installers, AKW has introduced the Onyx Care Pod, an elegant standalone shower cubicle that can be installed to match wheelchair users requirements.

AKW says the Onyx Care Pod “considerably” lowers setup times, saving both time and money. It assures an optimum of two days is needed to get rid of the existing bathroom and install the accessible shower cubicle.

The shower cubicle was established in conjunction with local authorities, housing associations, occupational therapists and contractors. It provides a affordable and time-saving service for councils, care homes and housing associations through its fast setup times.

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The availability solutions specialist says that due to the shower cubicles competitive prices, users and regional authorities can take benefit of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) as a practical financing option.

Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, said: “Designed with safety, speed of setup and style in mind, the Onyx Care Pod is the perfect option for local authorities, real estate associations, care homes, and personal pay end users.

It is offered with an option of either the AKW SmartCare Plus electrical shower or Arka thermostatic care mixer valve (TMV3) shower. To clients safe, the shower tray has a high slip-resistance and can likewise be recessed for wheelchair users.

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The Onyx Care Pod wall panels are structural and simple to clean, AKW includes, enabling them to support a range of mobility aids and accessories that can be fixed during or post-installation to user particular heights. As all of the Onyx Care Pods come with duo doors, care-assisted bathing is made easier, providing users with a long-lasting bathing option that can meet future as well as present requirements.

” The pod is likewise easy to specify as we have produced an Onyx Care Pod configurator, making it straightforward for the OT, specifier or specialist to get the best service for each end user,” Stuart continued. “Thanks to the Onyx Care Pod, inclusive showering just got that bit simpler– and more trendy too!”

Offered as alcove or corner shower systems in a range of dimensions, the Onyx Care Pod comes with 6mm toughened glass, 2 mid-grey grab rails and a height-adjustable padded fold-up shower seat as requirement. The accessories satisfy the required Light Reflective Value (LRV) score for those with visual disabilities and are likewise suitable for those with dementia.

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” Its quick setup is a win-win for installers and end-users alike, as the user doesnt need to wait long to get a restroom that satisfies their requirements, and the simple setup method lowers the possibility of snagging and call backs for the installer.”