Thomas's dream bathroom becomes reality
A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit.
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, 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’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’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, adds, “Thomas’s new bathroom is a wonderful example of how Pressalit 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!
“We’ve waited a long time for a new home, and so everything needed to be absolutely right for Thomas.
As soon as we were recommended Pressalit Care products for the bathroom we knew this was what we wanted. The bright colours are fantastic, the design is modern, and the flexible elements really aid movement in the bathroom.
“The Pressalit equipment looks absolutely amazing. We are all over the moon with the quality and versatility of the products.”
Lisa, Thomas's mum