Gainsborough’s power-assisted Gentona and Sentes baths have been specified by healthcare operator Aura Care Living for a new care home in Surrey.
Opened in July 2017, Kings Lodge is a 64-bed luxury care home styled on a European ski-lodge.
The height-adjustable Gentona baths with bather transfer seats are the latest models from Gainsborough. In addition to providing safe moving and handling, and a luxurious assisted bathing experience, each Gentona has integrated BioCote anti-microbial technology for advanced infection control.
They claim to provide 99.99% 24/7 protection against Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic resistant CRO, CRE, VRE and MRSA. The baths are designed to provide higher operational cost savings with reduced water consumption and faster bathing cycle times.
Every bedroom at Kings Lodge has a high specification en-suite wet room, however, residents have the choice to bathe in four specialist bathrooms. These facilities are said to be popular with residents, especially new arrivals who have not been able to bathe for some time.
The Gentona provides a powered bather transfer seat and variable height functionality so carers are protected against musculoskeletal injury due to excess bending and lifting. If residents have greater postural challenges or more complex needs, the reclining Sentes bath provides a more supportive solution.
Lisa Strevens, Director of Service at Kings Lodge, said: “I have worked in the care industry for over 20 years and always choose Gainsborough. Not only are their baths reliable and operationally efficient, they are stylish and the after-sales support is amazing. When you have years of experience in various care facilities you know which products to trust.
“Longevity is so important with assistive equipment, however, many products these days simply do not last. Whereas I know Gainsborough baths are durable. They deliver long term value and are exceptionally cost effective through operational savings and a competitive price. Here at Kings Lodge all our equipment is top quality, this is why we specified the Gentona and Sentes baths.”
Aura Care was among the winners at this year’s Knight Frank Luxury Care Home Awards (see Aura Care Living scoops luxury care home award).