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Josh is too big to lift by mum and without extra equipment, caring for him became extremely difficult which is why Astor-Bannerman were called to help improve day to day care in the upstairs bathroom and downstairs living area.

As part of this home adaptation, Astor-Bannerman installed a Rio Bath complete with Spa and Neatfold stretcher as well as comfortable bath support cushion.

Also installed was a single track ceiling hoist.A home demonstration, site survey, quotation, CAD room design were all free services provided to the family

Many disabled people and their families need to make changes to their homes such as widening doors and incorporating additional equipment in order to improve accessibility, safety and comfort. For over 20 years, Astor-Bannerman have worked with social services and adapted countless bathrooms and homes making life a much easier for the user, the family and often, external carers.

14 Year old Joshua Wilson was diagnosed with a reoccurring brain stem tumour at just 3 years old. After lifesaving brain surgery, a 3 month coma and 18 months Chemotherapy Josh was left with complex physical needs, epilepsy, scoliosis, joint problems, an acquired brain injury & partial blindness. Josh requires 24 hour care and wears pads which need changing throughout the day.Josh is too big to lift by mum and without extra equipment, caring for him became extremely difficult which is why Astor-Bannerman were called to help. Here’s what Josh’s mum Dawn had to say,

“We chose Astor-Bannerman to supply a ceiling track hoist in the lounge for Josh based on their reputation for high quality and service.They didn’t disappoint. From start to finish we had a fantastic and most importantly, a personal level of Service.

Product specialist David, designed the hoist to meet Josh’s needs along with the layout of our room, spending time to ensure it was exactly what was required. The installation was on time, the team were lovely as expected, and no mess was left.

Having a ceiling track hoist in the lounge now gives Josh more freedom, he loves just chilling on the floor watching TV, he couldn’t before as we couldn’t lift him up again, but now he can :-

Thank you Astor-Bannerman!”

A2 B Ceiling Hoist 

The Lancashire home of Dawn Fidler and her son Joshua Wilson is just one example of a house and bathroom adaptation where Astor-Bannerman have included the installation of a ceiling hoist and adjustable height bath with changing stretcher.One of the reasons the new compact design Astor-Bannerman A2B 2 Function Ceiling Hoistwas chosen for the living room area is because it is so easy to use. It allows Josh to be transferred from his buggy to his

One of the reasons the new compact design Astor-Bannerman A2B 2 Function Ceiling Hoistwas chosen for the living room area is because it is so easy to use. It allows Josh to be transferred from his buggy to his favorite spot on the sofa so he can watch TV in comfort and stretch out his body.When installed in a bathroom, our A2B overhead hoist allows users to be transferred from toilet, Changing Table, bath or wheelchair with ease and dignity

When installed in a bathroom, our A2B overhead hoist allows users to be transferred from toilet, Changing Table, bath or wheelchair with ease and dignity.

Rio Height Adjustable Bath & Neatfold Stretcher

The Rio hi/lo bathis designed and manufactured by Astor-Bannerman and was fitted with the patented optional Neatfold stretcherto help Dawn dry and change her son easily. While it is the same length as a standard domestic bath it has slightly wider internal dimensions making this more comfortable and with the addition of the height adjustable feature, it is safe and convenient for the care giver too

. The bath selected for Josh also included a warm air spa feature to aid stimulation of his senses and our patented Neatfold stretcher. The family also chose a vacuum body support cushionto keep Josh’s body in a secure position for bathing and well as giving him that extra bit of comfort.

The rise and fall Rio bath has various additional optional extras including light therapy, music system and various internal supports.

Small changes can make a big difference to the quality and ease of care within the home and Astor-Bannerman always take the time to visit families to learn more about their exact requirements to make sure they have the perfect solution to give many years of worry free use.

To see how Astor-Bannerman could help with your home adaptation contact ustoday and make use of many of the free serviceswe provide.

We go the extra mile to make sure we make your lives easy.

For more information on the full range of bathing solutions available, call 01242 820820, email sales@astorbannerman.co.ukor visit www.astorbannerman.co.uk“