Many people with a life-limiting illness can find it difficult to have a proper bath or shower at home. It can be uncomfortable, and sometimes unsafe, trying to wash whilst coping with difficult physical limitations.
We can provide assisted bathing to enhance your wellbeing and help you feel relaxed, refreshed and feeling good. Our bathroom is welcoming and spacious with a comfortable hydraulic bathtub – which can be raised or lowered to help you aboard – and an electric hoist if you have mobility difficulties.
We’ll give you as much support as you need, whilst showing maximum respect for your privacy and dignity.
Own transport is desirable but transport can be arranged if required.
Available Mondays and Thursdays – prebooking is essential and assessment will be carried out.
For further information, please contact the Wellbeing Administrator – 0115 949 1264 – firstname.lastname@example.org
“It’s hard to describe to someone who’s able-bodied how much a bath means to you.
“At home I have a wet room so I am nice and clean, but a bath is more than just getting clean, it’s relaxing. I used to spend nearly every night in the bath – it used to be part of my routine – but since I got poorly five years ago, not being able to get in and have a bath was awful.
“There’s help to get in the bath so I’m not using all my energy to get in or back out. There’s plenty of privacy and the staff are brilliant at maintaining your dignity. They will only do what you want them to do so there’s no taking your independence away.
The room isn’t bright like a hospital room. It’s dim, there’s lights and music playing – and a Jacuzzi setting to help with circulation. It’s like going to a spa – it makes you feel human and I feel safe. I know the staff are around if I need them but I can be left alone to soak in the water and just relax.”