Washing

 

Kitchen tap lever

Handle in position. Wooden mould Handle being formed on mould. Finished handle The client has arthritis and finds the hot tap of her kitchen mixer tap very difficult to turn, as it is very smooth. The ideal solution would be to replace the entire mixer with something having lever taps, or at least replace the […]

Bathing support cushion attachment straps

Straps, cushion and bath Straps, showing press studs A care home has a bath with a moveable base within the bowl of the bath that is used to raise and lower the user into the water.  An inflatable shaped cushion is used to support the user.  The cushion is attached to the base with suckers […]

Shower threshold ramp

The client’s elderly carer was having difficulty in pushing a shower wheelchair over the tray threshold. A ramp was constructed using a skirting wood profile and a piece of aluminium carpet edging strip. Bristol Panel case ref. 6\15-05

Modified bath transfer bench

Bench with extension pieces fitted Extension pieces with boxwood dowel inserts, grooved to ensure free drainage. Legs with extension pieces fitted, retained with SS screws. The client’s bath transfer bench has adjustable legs to cope with the difference in height between the bath and floor, but this is insufficient for the client’s bath. The two […]

Modified Bathseat

Unmodified Medici bathseat Modified garden seat and SS parts Final modified Medic seat The client is hoisted into her bath and requires a seat to support her while she is showered.  The standard bath boards were not suitable for her shape of bath and the Medici seat she was using did not provide the necessary […]

Sliding shower seat

The existing shower with folding seat View showing basic construction   Roller bed and seat frame Locking latch & leg support Finished sliding seat (on dummy legs) Installed in the shower cubicle The client has very limited movement in his right leg.  A means of aiding his transfer in/out of the shower was required that […]

Bath tap and plug operators

Bath tap operator Bath plug operator Bath plug operator lower end The client is unable to bend sufficiently to operate the taps and plug while sitting in her bath. A tap operator was made out of 22mm chromed steel pipe with a ring at one end to engage with the lever-operated taps. The operator for […]

Shower chair with commode

The client has a shower chair that she uses to transfer from her living room to her bathroom. She now needs a commode pan fitting underneath this chair. However, there are no runners or sliders to which a pan could be attached. Since the shower chair is frequently sprayed with water, the solution to the […]

Firm commode seat

Firmer seat needed for commode/shower seat and modifications to the pan holding bracket Construct wooden seat to fit on the shower chair and modify pan bracket  

Bath handle modification

The client has several debilitating conditions including the amputation of her left leg. She is a wheelchair user and needs constant support. She uses a 25 year old Parker bath. She can no longer grip the handles and finds that she slips down the bath. The OT suggested that an extension to the handles would […]

Shower steps

Ann is waiting for two hip replacements and finds stepping up very difficult. A 4″ step is the most she can manage and the tray on her shower is 12″ high. A pair of stacking box steps were made each 4″ high to give access. Handles were provided for ease of moving and were made […]

Adaptation to bath tap rail

A lady with arthritis and a general stiffness needs the aid of a bath rail to get out of the bath which can be fitted temporarily when needed at the tap end. The difficulty was that the tap handles are so close to the wall that it was impossible to insert the rail over the […]

Visibility aids

Betty, who has failing eye sight, needs aids to help her see the dials on her cooker, toaster and microwave. The panel fitted a laminated temperature aid around the temperature control knob to make the numbers very easy to read so that Betty can easily select the required temperature. They also made markers for the […]