Respite care with bathroom independence

Crocus Fields' refurbished bathroom
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Crocus Fields bathrooms refurbished

When Nottingham City Council refurbished the bathrooms at its respite care facility, Crocus Fields, specifiers Kingkraft selected Geberit AquaClean 8000plus Care shower toilets to ensure comfort and functionality for its residents.

Respite breaks for young people with disabilities

Crocus Fields provides short breaks for young people with learning and/or physical disabilities and those with additional health needs.

The aim behind installing the Geberit units was to make the bathroom more accessible for people with disabilities, as it combines the convenience of a warm water wash and a warm air-dryer.

Easy to operate and virtually touch-free, the shower toilet gives the user a greater sense of independence, leaving them with a feeling of cleanliness at the touch of a button.
 
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Joanne Wright is Crocus Fields’ Manager:

“The Geberit shower toilets are fantastic and have made a huge difference to the young people that use them. Having them installed means they have more independence with less intrusion from care givers, which is hugely important to them. We needed the shower toilets to be easy to operate, as the youngsters may not always be familiar with the technology, and the Geberit AquaClean is extremely simple to use.”

Commenting on the project, Russell Bland, Geberit Area Sales Manager said:

“The whole ethos surrounding Crocus Fields is built on treating each young person as an individual and making the facilities as homely as possible. Those staying at Crocus Fields for respite support may not be with their parents or usual care givers. The Geberit AquaClean shower toilets enable them to have a good level of independence when using the bathroom, an important consideration for young people, particularly when they are in an unfamiliar environment. When new staff join Crocus Fields, Geberit will provide ongoing training and support, to ensure the advantages of the shower toilets can always be fully realised.”

 
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Geberit was chosen for the project by Kingkraft, a company with many years’ experience in helping to maintain the independence of people with varying degrees of mobility.

Kingkraft Sales and Marketing Manager Dale Spademan explains the choice

“When Crocus Fields were looking for a WC that was flexible enough to meet the varied user needs and a product that was reliable, Geberit AquaClean was the natural solution. We installed all four shower toilets within three days, with no problems at all.”

 
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Further resources

You can see more about the Geberit shower toilet on their showcase page

Kingkraft has a range of accessible bathroom and toileting equipment on their showcase page

We have more information about respite care here

 
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