Flexibility at the touch of a button

Pressalit Care’s adjustable solutions are helping residents live their lives to the full.

Adjustable bathrooms and kitchens from Pressalit Care have been selected for a new assisted living development that is being driven by advanced technology.

Blackwood’s acclaimed development at Glamis Road in Dundee features six apartments that have been specially adapted for disabled residents with advanced smart CleverCogs technology to assist in their everyday tasks. Blackwood turned to Pressalit Care knowing its reputation as a leader in accessible bathroom and kitchen design, to ensure that these important rooms in the home benefit from the most flexible, functional and ergonomically designed equipment.

The innovative CleverCogs technology is a digitally enhanced care system, created by Blackwood, to keep people independent, in control and in their home. Centred around a touch screen home hub, it works across all aspects of an individual’s care, housing and support needs. Within the home, at the touch of a button, the hub allows everyday tasks to be made so much easier.

In the kitchen the CleverCogs technology means residents can readily raise or lower the height of Pressalit Care’s Indivo rise and fall kitchen work surfaces and wall mounted cupboards with a simple touch; the Indivo lifters also allow the wall cupboards to move forwards for easy access. In the bathroom, Pressalit Care’s Plus track system enables the basin and shower seat to be moved into the most convenient position to meet an individual’s needs within seconds.

The Glamis Road development is a culmination of a three-year programme by Blackwood, which included the introduction of a concept home which they showcased first in 2015. Designed to be beautiful, affordable, accessible and connected, the light and airy apartments are of modular design, with the bathroom at the heart of the layout.

The fully adapted bathrooms include an adjustable Pressalit Care height adjustable basin that is fitted onto the Plus track to facilitate horizontal, as well as vertical movement. Designed with generous turning space so that wheelchair users can manoeuvre easily, and carers have sufficient space for working, the bathrooms are bright and modern, embracing the concept of a contemporary, versatile and functional bathroom. The anthracite shower seat adds versatility to the bathroom.

The Pressalit Care Plus track system sets new standards in accessible bathroom design.  Combining flexibility with functionality, the unique system of vertical and horizontal tracks offers new and improved height and horizontal adjustment enabling the layout of the bathroom to be future proofed against both the long term changing needs of individual users, as well as the multiple needs of different users.  The wall-mounted track allows easy movement of individual bathroom elements such as wash basin, shower seat and support arms. The horizontal track makes it possible to move these elements along the wall, making space for carers and wheelchair access, while the vertical track enables simple height adjustment to accommodate both standing and seated users.

Adam Southcott from Pressalit Care, says,

“By investing in new technology, high quality services and aspirational homes, Blackwood is helping people live their lives to the full. We have been truly inspired by the homes they have created and are delighted that Pressalit and Indivo products are playing their part in providing this outstanding environment for their residents.”

Colleen Robertson, Marketing Manager at Blackwood says,

“The Pressalit Care range fits perfectly in the new homes as the modern designs are practical, customisable and a far cry from the clinical looking adaptations of the past. The bathrooms in particular come in bright modern colours with contemporary lines and change the perception of an adapted house.”

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