kate with two abacus colleagues stood at their stand

This post has been written by Jon Knock on behalf of Abacus Specialist Bathing Solutions. In partnership with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Occupational Therapist Kate Sheehan’s latest CPD assisted bathing seminar generated a strong attendance at Kidz to Adultz South.

Kate Sheehan, DipCOT OT, is a respected healthcare professional with over 30 years of experience. She is founder of the OT Service independent practice and provides Abacus with clinical expertise for products, assessments and service provision. Leveraging her extensive experience, Kate presented the seminar entitled: ‘Bathing ­– a right to play’ which explored “play” as an occupation and considered how legislation and clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath.

More about the assisted bathing seminar

Content included information and recommendations to assist with product justification when applying for funding or a DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant). Relevant case studies were included to link theory with practice and Kate interjected engagement throughout the seminar with a Q&A approach. Several attendees congratulated Kate on the content of her presentation which represented a summarised version of the Abacus ‘Lunch and Learn’ and Assisted Bathing Workshops. These free training sessions for professionals are available across the UK at suitable locations for OTs, Moving and Handling Practitioners and Physiotherapists.

Following her seminar, Kate was available on the Abacus stand to provide one-to-one advice regarding individual client needs. She demonstrated to many of her peers the benefits of the new Gemini 2000 bath which is the largest height adjustable bath on the market. This future-proofed specialist bathing solution has unique dual-lift technology for safe working heights and its integrated platform eliminates many awkward bather transfers.

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Our next event is Kidz to Adultz Wales & West taking place on Thursday 4th July in Bristol.

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