When planning and installing a bathroom for the elderly, the inclusion of a specialist hand basin is a “must have”.
The Matrix Medium basin from bathroom experts Pressalit Care provides invaluable support for the elderly and for those in a wheelchair thanks to two grab handles smoothly cast into the front of the basin. These handles provide a welcome grip for people transferring in or out of a wheelchair, and a safe and secure support for those standing.
Pressalit Care has thought of every detail to make this basin indispensable in the bathroom, whether it is to be used by a single user in an en-suite, or indeed in a multi-user situation in a care home or institution.
The inward curve of the basin’s front edge allows the user to lean into the tap and reach it easily, whilst the shallow bowl gives plenty of space for wheelchair maneuverability. This is a wide basin, that has profiled raised edges to prevent water spillages over the side. The flat surface around the bowl provides an additional ledge for support, or indeed makes an ideal space for the storage of personal toiletries.
To aid all important 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 Pressalit Care Matrix Medium is a height adjustable basin, operated by integrated power buttons on the front of the bowl. Simple and intuitive, 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 says:
“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.”
A short film showing the Matrix Medium can be viewed here