WashPod from Dignity Access
WashPod, from Dignity Access, is a fully-accessible, self-contained wetroom and bathroom facility that can be swiftly, easily and economically erected inside or outside most homes. WashPod units can be installed in as little as two days, with minimum disruption and no permanent alteration to the property providing a mid-term solution to the option of prolonged hospital care or an early move to an expensive care home.
For the elderly or disabled, being able to live in your own home becomes a real issue if you no longer have access to washing and toilet facilities but this unique, new ‘pod’ may keep this the reality.
WashPods are either positioned externally in the garden or erected within an existing, reception or dining room that can be made available for the purpose. They are fitted to comply with part M of the building regulations and has been designed by architects who specialise in the designing for disability and endorsed by occupational therapists and case managers.
Typical facilities include accessible shower facility, basin and WC. External units include underfloor heating. Hoisting for transfer purposes can also be provided where needed.
The standard internal WashPod unit measures approximately 3.2m long x 2.0m wide by 2.2m high while the mini version is 2.4m long x 2.4m wide by 2.2m high. The room must obviously be larger in order to provide a suitable working area for erection. The external WashPod unit is 3.6m long x 2.7m wide by 2.6m high.
The internal WashPod unit is not insulated as it is sited within the home, erected preferably within a downstairs room. Internal WashPod units are fitted with a sliding privacy door in order to maximise room flexibility. The room configuration needs to be considered in conjunction to the accessibility needs of the client. Any additional ramps into the unit are supplied and fitted by our installation team.
WashPod units can be ‘plug and play’ with a purpose-made pump and water heater unit means that the units are connected into existing cold water supplies only and 2 domestic sockets. Access to a drain point somewhere within the house or garden is used to pump the waste through a flexible 2” pipe.
The units can be bought or hired. Costs can vary depending on the final specification and specific needs of an individual’s circumstances but rentals are from as little as £170 – £250 per week including installation.
Tracking hoists can be fitted to either the internal or external units for an additional cost.
Please contact Lewis on 07708 173397 for more information.
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