Kings Lodge care home chooses latest power baths from Gainsborough


Gentona and Sentes baths are low maintenance, use less water, provide protection against infection, and offer a superior user experience

Kings Lodge, located in Surrey and operated by Aura Care Living, has selected power-assisted Gentona and Sentes baths from Gainsborough to enhance its state-of-the-art care provision.

Opened in July, Kings Lodge is a 64-bed care home offering a combination of residential and dementia care.

It is styled on a European ski-lodge and is set in 15 acres of mature woodland.

The innovative building is championing a new concept in person-centred care – highlighted by the selection of four assistive baths from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing.

The new height-adjustable Gentona baths with bather transfer seats are the latest models from Gainsborough and have integrated BioCote anti-microbial technology for advanced infection control.

They provide 99.99% 24/7 protection against Influenza H1N1, E.coli, Salmonella and antibiotic-resistant CRO, CRE, VRE and MRSA – a critical advantage in the battle against ever-evolving superbugs. These baths also 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 also have the choice to bathe in four specialist bathrooms.

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 the home, said: “Longevity is so important with assistive equipment. However, many products these days simply do not last.

“Our new Gentonas use 25% less water per bathing cycle without compromising care, hence we save on our heating and water bills.

“The integrated BioCote anti-microbial technology gives continual protection against microbes and illness, hence enhancing our infection control and helping us meet CQC targets.

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“And our residents find the Gainsborough baths provide a very-luxurious and pleasant experience, and carers find them easy and safe to operate.”