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Has Your Mobility Reduced Following A Spell In Hospital?

We’re often approached by people, or the relatives of people, who are in hospital or have just left and returned home. The reason for their contact is that the individual who received an operation, or treatment for an unexpected injury or an ongoing medical condition, may have been left with impaired mobility which, regrettably, is now permanent. In these situations, they are looking t...
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Inspection Checklist

If You Own Or Manage A Care Home, Will Your Bathroom Pass Inspection?

If you’re in the care home business as an owner or manager you’ll know the bathroom can be one of the areas that falls under close scrutiny. In fact, inspector’s concerns over the bathroom seem to be a recurring factor when it comes to homes receiving inadequate ratings. Some can even close not long after receiving such a negative verdict, leading to the residents suffering...
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We Did Not Want Him To Buy A Walk-In Bath

For many people, a walk-in bath is a major undertaking, representing a large financial expense as well as a big change in every day living. This is why, when it comes to choosing a walk-in bath or easy access shower, being able to visit a showroom displaying these items is important to ensuring you’re making...
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Avoid Care Home Fees With A Bathroom Adaptation

With declining mobility there comes a point where a person has to consider giving up their independence and moving into a care home. In some cases this will be the most appropriate solution. In other situations, some individual’s will still be able to undertake many day to day tasks independently and just struggle with other daily tasks such as using the bathroom. In these cases adapti...
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How To Improve The Bathing Experience For Someone With Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition marked by tremor, muscular rigidity and slow imprecise movement. Understandably this leads to normal day-to-day tasks becoming difficult, including use of the bathroom.

By implementing a few simple changes, you can help make a huge difference to someone with Parkinson’s disease being able to use the bathroom safel...
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Walk Your Way To Health

Walking can be one of the best forms of exercise for later life with many health benefits associated with it including; weight loss, keeping the heart healthy, reducing the risk of cancer, keeping bones and muscles strong, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and improving general well-being and mood.

Getting started in walking is also easy. You won’t need any special equipment ...
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Another Job Well Done!

A recent job installing a walk-in bath for a customer, resulted in an extremely nice thank you letter from the daughter of one of our customers.

“Whilst writing I would like to thank everyone involved in the sale, co-ordination and fitting of my Mum’s new bath, you were all great and have made an elderly lady very happy and given her back some independence. Tha...
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Designing A Bathroom For A Person With Dementia

Dementia affects more than 800,000 people in the UK with numbers rising every year as the population gets older. People who have dementia can find their appreciation of danger decreases, making routine tasks hazardous. Bathing is one such task that presents many dangers, such as obstacles in the bathroom, slip hazards and scalding hot water. This can cause the bathroom to become a dangerous ...
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Bath Lift Or Walk In Bath – Which Option Is Best For You?

Bath lifts are often a popular choice for people who find a bath difficult to use. They are inexpensive and simple compared to installing a new bathroom designed around an end user’s requirements. However, they are often not suitable for everyone.

The main advantage is that they provide assistance with getting up and down in the bath, ...
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Considerations For Your Accessible Bathroom

Choosing and installing a new accessible bathroom is a considerable investment, and is one that needs careful thought and planning to make sure it meets the needs of all users.

To help you through the process here are a few things you should consider about a mobility bathroom:

1. The end user’s requirements

All mobility bathroom designs must take account of the e...
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Choosing A Walk In Bath For The Disabled Or Elderly

Anyone who now finds standard baths awkward to use are running the risk of finding themselves unable to get out of a bath, a very unpleasant and distressing experience for anyone who has been through it. Slips, falls and the injuries that arise can be debilitating and life changing if serious.  A walk-in bath is the ideal solution, as it helps i...
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How Do Walk In Baths Work?

A walk-in bath is, in some respects, as familiar as a standard bath, but will always raise questions when people consider having one fitted. Here are our answers to some of the questions about walk-in baths we hear every day:

1) How high is the step into the walk-in bath?

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An open and honest pricing policy

Quotes, quotes, quotes. If you’re serious about installing a new mobility bathroom you’ve quite likely obtained a quotation from at least two or three companies in order to have a comparison. In some cases you might receive a quote for exactly the same walk-in bath or shower products, but find the pricing is quite different according to the supplier you use.

Our prices ar...
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Accessible bathrooms that are as beautiful as they are functional

Many bathrooms designed for the mobility bathing market tend to have a “hospital look” about them, which can put some people off making much needed adaptations to their own home. It’s true that some mobility needs require a bathroom designed for carer assistance, which does create this kind of look. However many mobility bathrooms can incorporate easy access adaptations int...
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Plan ahead to prevent future bathing problems

If someone’s mobility is becoming impaired by the onset of old age problems or a disability, some thought should be given to future needs around the home, especially the bathroom. Some medical conditions can lead to a decline in mobility as time goes by, making a bathroom that is manageable today, difficult to use in future.

Unfortunately, the bathroom is the room in the home mo...
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Savana walk in bath

Designed for the perfect fit

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes which can make them more difficult to use if a person’s mobility becomes impaired in some way. What was once a bathroom that could be used without a second thought can fast become treacherous ground. When the bathroom becomes difficult to use it is time to consider making changes, This may mean a new walk-in bath or a shower or wet room.

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Solve bathing problems with an easy access shower

Disability or chronic conditions can have a debilitating effect on a person’s ability to manoeuvre in the bathroom, making the bathing experience fraught with hazards and difficulties. The height of the bath tub or the height of the shower step can pose an real obstacle for people with restricted mobility.

Whilst slips and falls in the bath tub can also be a common occurrence. I...
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We firmly believe that one size does not fit all

Some mobility bathing firms offer their customers a one size fits all approach. No matter what your needs are in the bathroom, or how big or small your bathroom is, they have only one type of walk-in bath and one type of shower to offer, sometimes with a hefty price tag. This approach may suit the company in question but it does not suit the customer who will have to use it. Everyone’s...
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Create a safe bathing environment for those with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia in the UK affecting 850,000 people, with numbers set to rise to over 1million by 2025.

Those with Alzheimer’s suffer symptoms that can include memory loss and difficulties with language and problem solving. As the disease progresses, more symptoms occur with delusions and hallucinations occurring in advanced stages.<...
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How much is a new accessible bathroom?

Anyone thinking of installing a new accessible bathroom will wonder about the cost fairly early on. Budget is a big part of the project and everyone wants the best value for what they spend.

Some firms operating in the mobility bathing area are keen to get a sharp suited sales person into your home with the intention of winning a sales commission and getting paid. These meetings do no...
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Financial help for those with a disability, chronic or terminal illness

HMRC offer a number of VAT exemptions for people with a disability, chronic illness or a terminal illness. The VAT exemptions apply to many daily livings aids including mobility scooters, rise recline chairs and adjustable beds, as well as building works, like ramps, door widening and i...
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Spa Bath

Soothe aches and pains with a spa bath upgrade

When considering a walk-in bath, many people focus on their unique easy access features which mean they can finally enjoy a bath safely and comfortably. Obviously these concerns are uppermost in the minds of people buying walk-in baths, but a final consideration should always be given to the addition of a spa. Why? Well, if you intend to enjoy a...
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New easy access shower and sink

Transforming a garage into an easy access luxurious new bathroom

Last year, we were approached by a local customer who now lived on the ground floor of his house due to a progressive disability. He wished to remain living in his family home surrounded by many years of memories and did not want to move.

Shower and toilet area prior to transformation ...
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Our installers rise to the challenge of fitting a new easy access bathroom

A recent job presented us with a novel situation. On our first appointment at the customer’s address we noticed the soil stack on the outside of the property was made from asbestos. Everyone knows this material can be harmful if disturbed or broken up. However, it is safe enough if left in place and undisturbed; hence its presence at the property was not a major concern at first.

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Absolute Mobility’s Accessible Bathing January Sale

To help you wash away those January blues, Absolute Mobility are offering 15% off all supply only products and £500 off supply and install walk-in baths and showers.

If re-designing your bathroom is one of your New Year’s resol...
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Looking for a Walk-In Bath? Make sure you book an appointment with us this festive season!

It’s almost Christmas, the season to be jolly! So make sure that yourself or your loved one bathes in comfort in 2016 with one of Absolute Mobility’s fantastic walk-in baths.

Invented to make the bathing process for those who are less able both simpler and safer, we have a wide range of products to choose from to suit all needs.

The Aventis

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Stylish Design Ideas for Accessible Bathrooms

When designing your bathroom, there shouldn’t be a trade-off between accessibility and appearance. At Absolute Mobility, we understand that practicality and style can go hand in hand so we’ve put together some bathroom design ideas that incorporate our easy-access products.

  White walls will make your bathroom space appear bigger and brighter. Combining white walls with striking bla...
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“Mum’s very happy using the bath lift. She’s found it really easy to get on with, she doesn’t need help in the bathroom anymore. I’m glad we settled on your company, thanks for a quick and hassle free experience.”

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