Gainsborough completes installations at next-generation care home


Power-assisted Gentona bathing solutions selected for Potters Grange Care Home

Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms has completed installation of its Gentona bathing solutions at the new boutique residential care home, Potter’s Grange, in Hertfordshire.

Potters Grange, run by care provider, Ardale, has been custom built to provide exclusive residential living with associated nursing care.

The contemporary 20-bed facility, with hints of Art Deco architecture, represents the latest in quality care for individuals of retirement age seeking stylish living, peace of mind, and family-like camaraderie.

It was constructed in just over 12 months and now provides a building comprising of two ‘households with rapport’, Hadley and Aspen – each with access to a Gentona assisted bath provided by Gainsborough Specialist Bathrooms.

The baths host a range of innovative features, including variable height, powered bather transfer seats, hydrotherapy and chromotherapeutic lighting, plus inbuilt antimicrobial technology. Robert Myers, head of care pathways at Ardale, said: “As this is our third care home, we know what works in terms of design so the bathroom layout, décor, and sanitaryware will provide exceptional practicality and comfort. “And being able to provide a sensory bathing experience to our residents is priceless. “The lights, bubbles, and peace of mind all combine to ensure bathing is pleasurable and positive, not a process-driven task just to be clean. “Our bathing facilities offer something very special; and in the past we have seen residents cry with joy as they are gently immersed in soothing water. “Many have been unable to bathe for several years, so the sensation of soaking in a bath is truly joyous – resulting in our care staff crying with them. This is why we do what we do; it’s an emotional thing. Being able to bathe after such a long time must feel absolutely amazing.”

And he added: “The care of our residents is important. However, so is the support of our staff.

“Power-assisted movement takes the stress out of bathing by eliminating moving and handling risks and potential back injury.

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“Our team can also engage at eye level with bathers while providing personal care more effectively.”