A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care.
Thomas Dixon lives with his mum and dad in Darlington. To allow Thomas the freedom to move around the house with the space and ease of access he requires, his parents have adapted the house to suit Thomas’s needs.
A new wet-room has been fitted with specialist products supplied by Pressalit Care, the leaders in flexible bathroom products. The lime green height adjustable shower chair with arm supports, and a hinged arm support alongside the WC, chosen by the Dixon family, are part of Pressalit Care’s Plus range.
“My new bathroom is so nice,” says Thomas, “It's bright and funky – it’s a kids bathroom, not for adults!”
Pressalit Care’s shower chair is fitted onto a vertical track which makes adjusting the height of the chair simple and straight forward as Thomas’s needs change. Hinged arm supports alongside the WC help enormously with sitting and standing transfers, importantly these can be folded up against the wall when not in use.
Thomas has the support of Vito, his companion dog, for tasks in the bathroom such as opening the door, getting the towel and helping get undressed.
Andrew Lowndes, UK Sales Manager at Pressalit Care, adds, “Thomas’s new bathroom is a wonderful example of how Pressalit Care products can make a huge difference to everyday tasks. Having flexibility in the bathroom is so important to assist in independence and self-confidence. Just as important is having the bathroom look right – Thomas is really excited about his new bathroom and no doubt will be showing it off to his friends at every opportunity!