How Geberit is improving the wellbeing with bathroom solutions
Wellbeing has become a popular buzzword referenced frequently in daily life, but what is the true meaning of the word?
The Care Act of 2014 defines wellbeing as relating to, amongst other things, personal dignity, mental health and control by an individual over their own day to day life.
For a huge number of people across the UK, the reality is that an everyday task such as using the toilet can be a task they’re unable to do alone and with dignity, and this can have a significantly detrimental impact on their overall wellbeing.
It can be difficult to provide this independence, especially in the bathroom, however, the bathroom can also be the room that, when adapted correctly, can make the biggest difference. Installing the right equipment makes life easier and supports wellbeing.
Adaptions like these are not uncommon, as a quarter of households that require general adaptations require an adaptation to the toilet. Shower toilets, for example, are often referred to as a lifeline, as an individual with a shower toilet installed can live at home with minimal additional support.
That’s why manufacturers like Geberit support users, carers and families with continued innovation to offer bathroom solutions for all age groups and needs. The Geberit AquaClean Mera Care Shower Toilet offers both dignity and independence in the bathroom, reducing anxiety and increasing confidence, as using the toilet becomes easier.
National Sales Manager for Geberit, Simon Thomas believes that “while there is no magic wand to provide additional funding or reduce red tape in this area, with greater education, enhanced visibility of key solutions and a more collaborate approach, I believe it is possible to close the gaps between identifying a need and installing solutions that can have a huge and lasting impact on wellbeing whilst creating greater independence for individuals.
We developed every aspect of the Geberit AquaClean Mera Care with this goal in mind and the aim of combining the newest technology with beautiful aesthetics to deliver a product that really could make a difference.”
However, we are all different and something that acts as a solution to one person might be a challenge to another. That’s why the Mera Care is designed with personalisation at its heart. While the Mera Care comes as a standard package with everything included, every detail can be customised to ensure individual needs are met. For example, the position of the spray arm and the intensity and temperature of the spray can all be adapted, as can the warm air dryer.
The Mera Care is flexible to accommodate specific height requirements at installation thanks to the inbuilt adjustable stainless-steel frame and can be used in conjunction with a range of shower chairs, benches and wall mounted grab rails.
Being in control is also key to feeling confident and that’s why the Mera Care can be operated via the touchless wall panel, handheld remote, app or even voice control. This means that no matter the situation you can feel confident and independent.
All these elements work together to create an adaptation that not only increases independence in the bathroom but can also have an unprecedented impact on wellbeing.
Alison Rowe, who had a Geberit AquaClean Mera Care installed in her home in early 2021 said about the adaptation ‘I can’t believe how much the AquaClean has revolutionised my day-to-day life. I was always worried, self-conscious and anxious before but now I have the AquaClean installed I don’t have to worry anymore.’
To find out more about how the Geberit AquaClean Mera Care can work for you visit www.geberit-aquaclean.co.uk/care