Care for Veterans, providers of long term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and award-winning end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women, have opted for adjustable bathroom equipment from specialists Pressalit Care in a suite of new bathrooms in their Worthing rehabilitation facility.
In a new purpose-built extension, Care for Veterans (formerly the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) have installed four new ensuite bathrooms, providing residents with the flexibility, space and comfort they need and deserve.
With specialist advice from Pressalit Care, the new bathrooms allow for maximum maneuverability for wheelchair users, support for independent users, as well as working space for carers.
The Pressalit Plus track system, which was selected for the fully equipped shower corner, provides the ultimate in space flexibility. It allows for the shower chair to be moved horizontally into position, creating more space on one side or the other as required, alongside support arms to assist those taking a standing shower.
By the WC, support arms have been installed to assist in wheelchair transfer. Grab rails secured to the walls add a further means of support.
Elizabeth Baxter, head of fundraising and marketing at Care for Veterans comments, “Our residents range in age from 29 – 99, and the majority of those we care for have Acquired Brain Injury or a degenerative neurological condition, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s. We offer a wide of care and rehabilitation, and having facilities for our residents that meets their individual, often complex, needs is essential to maintaining their own self-esteem and independence.
“We pride ourselves in having the highest standards of care, and part of this is ensuring all our facilities meet that standard too”
Andrew Lowndes, UK Sales Manager for Pressalit Care says, “The flexibility of the new bathrooms at Care for Veterans mean that residents can be assured of a personal environment that meets their individual needs, whilst carers and helpers can have ultimate trust in the equipment to assist them in providing the highest standard of care.”
Pressalit Care is a leader in flexible furnishings for those with limited physical abilities. Pressalit Care believes that the environment should compensate for physical limitations and this fundamental idea is included in the smallest detail throughout its solutions.
Care for Veterans (formerly The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home) was established in 1919 to care for those returning from World War 1 with life changing disabilities.
We receive no regular Government funding and each year need to raise over £1.5 million to enable us to continue our first class and award-winning care. We do this via individuals, companies and trusts and any help that we receive is very much appreciated and very well spent on the veterans in our care. 95p of every £1 donated goes directly to care and rehabilitation of our veterans.