Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Impey provides the right solution for occupational therapist Rachel Booth




Rachel Booth, clinical lead OT in mental health and outgoing chair of the British association of occupational therapy Northern and Yorkshire region, recently had an Impey wetroom installed within her home to better suit her needs.

Having come across the Impey brand during the College of Occupational Therapists Conference in Glasgow several years ago, Rachel is very much aware of Impey’s versatile range of showering solutions for people with mobility difficulties.

Rachel has right hemiplegia, a condition that affects one side of her body in particularly her balance, muscle tone and strength which means she has struggled getting in and out of the shower for some time.

Sadly, after breaking her right leg at Christmas it really affected Rachel’s mobility and as recovery was slow, she felt it was time to change her bathroom to better suit her needs. Keen to have a modern functional design without looking clinical, it was important that the space was aesthetically pleasing so that it was an environment she’d want to spend time in.

As stepping into a shower unit was one of the main problems, Rachel looked into the option of a wetroom which would help take away the barriers she was currently experiencing. With guidance from a local plumber, he recommended Impey’s Level-Dec EasyFit wetroom floor former which can be easily fitted on to wood and concrete floors, on any storey.  

The Level-Dec EasyFit.
The Level-Dec has revolutionised wetroom installations as its high glass content SMC means that it is able to withstand up to 300kg without the need for under boarding, reducing both installation time and cost. The EasyFit shower plate is also a unique feature and can rotate 360 degrees to avoid all under floor wetroom obstructions ideal for ease of installation. The bespoke rotating drain features three locating rings, to provide superior hold between the Dec and the rotating drain plate.

Ipey Supreme safety glass wetroom screen
 

Following the quick installation, the necessary waterproofing was fitted which enabled the rest of the bathroom to be completed.

Rachel also opted for an Impey Supreme Glass Shower Screen which provides a luxurious appearance, whilst also offering practical support and ease of entry. The 8mm safety glass panels are two metres high, available in five widths and three glass finishes. They are supported by a polished aluminium column, which can be ceiling fixed, or wall braced. The column is secured to the floor with an innovative new fitting that requires no screws and can also be easily removed.

 
Pleased with how her new wetroom has turned out, Rachel is already telling friends and family the benefits of her new bathroom, with many saying they would consider this particular style if they come to update their space as it doesn’t just meet the needs of people with a disability, it is easier to keep clean and maintain.

For more information on Impey and how the products could benefit you, call the team on 01460 256080, tweet a question @impeyshowers or meet the team at The OT show later this year . 


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