Appollo Assisted Baths
Bathing is a pleasant, relaxing and soothing experience that can be enjoyed by everyone. Unfortunately, for some there are times when this relaxing experience becomes difficult because of an inability to get in and out of a typical oblong bath with ease. If you find mobility problems are proving a barrier to relaxed bathing, then the Appollo assisted bathing range of baths, may have a solution to help you rediscover your independence.
Appollo is a major bath manufacturer based in Kingston upon Hull and has over 40 years’ experience in the bathroom industry. Appollo Assisted Baths combine quality and reliability with the very latest in technology to design baths suited to people who have difficulty using a standard bath.
The Appollo Assisted Baths range includes Elegance series I, II and III, Excalibur, Appollo, Aries, Walk-in Shower Bath, Step-in Bath (also with powered seat), Midi Walk-in, Mini Walk-in, Maxi Walk-in, The Libra and The Libra Hi-Lo Bath. Features include powered comfortable white seats, walk-in facilities for both showering and bathing, seat lifts and wheelchair accessibility – there’s a solution to meet every requirement.
The Elegance Series I, II and III is a range of spacious baths offering enhanced powered seat lift features to cope with different assisted bathing situations. All the seats lift up to 24 stones (150kg) weight.
The Elegance I
The Elegance I features a hydraulically powered seat lift, which lowers and raises the bather out of the water. The traverse action is manual through 90 degrees to take the seat in and out of the bath – once out of the bath the seat can be lowered hydraulically to the required height. This is particularly useful for people in wheelchairs as they may be able to transfer directly from the chair.
Left or right-hand seat options are available and there is a built-in safety mechanism preventing the seat from being lowered on to the side of the bath. The Elegance I dimensions are 1485mm or 1685mm length, Width 745mm, Height 515mm with an additional 500mm height required for the seat. Optional end panels and the Appollo Air Spa (see below) are also available.
The Elegance II has all the features of Elegance I with the additional facility of a fully powered lift and rotate seat, for easier unassisted bathing. As well as the benefit of the removable seat , this range also offers an option of an open fronted seat to allow for complete hygiene.
A power traverse action through 90 degrees rotates the bather clear of the bath, without the need of assistance. The Elegance II dimensions are 1485mm or 1685mm length, Width 745mm, Height 515mm with an additional 500mm height required for the seat.
The Elegance III
The Elegance III spacious bath is supplied pre-assembled on a support frame, reducing the floor preparation required and making installation easier. It includes all the advantages of the Elegance II and there is also a raised bath table available for use with other patient transfer systems such as hoists. It is ideal for use in nursing homes and hospitals.
The Elegance Series III measures 1685mm in length, width 745mm and height 570mm with an additional extra 500mm height required for the seat.
The Excalibur® bath has been specifically designed to meet all budgets and is ideal for
even the smallest of bathrooms. The Hydraulic powered seat swings out 65 degrees over the bath side and may then be locked in position to allow the bather safe entry to and exit from the bath. The traverse power is manual with easy to use light pressure hand controls. Left or right-hand models are available.
The battery powered seat has a mains charger and is capable of safely lifting up to 24 stones (150kg). The Excalibur bath is supplied with side panels and measures 1685mm in length, width 745mm and height 465mm with an additional 200mm height required for the seat. Optional end panels and the Appollo Air Spa system (see below) are also available.
The award-winning Appollo bath uses water pressure to lift the seat out of the bath and is suitable for varying degrees of mobility. The seat lowers flush with the base of the bath, giving the bather maximum freedom of movement. The seat is operated by a conveniently placed lever on the side of the bath and an extended lever is available for those with an arthritic condition. When the seat is in the top position, it can be rotated through 90 degrees (traverse power is manual) to aid the bather’s entry and exit from the bath. Left or right-hand seat options are available.
If low water pressure is a problem, an optional booster pump is available to ensure trouble-free bathing – WRAS Water Regulation Advisory Scheme Approved. Maximum life weight is 125kg or 20 stones. The Appollo bath is available in three lengths 1500mm, 1650mm, and 1800mm with a width of 745mm and height of 530mm. The Appollo Air Spa Option is also available to further enhance the bathing experience.
Optional Appollo Air Spa
For an invigorating experience, you can also add the optional Appollo Air Spa when ordering your Appollo Assisted Bath. You can relax while the bubbles gently massage your body and sooth away those aches and pains of everyday life. The health-giving properties of hydrotherapy will help to strengthening back and leg muscles, and improve flexibility and mobility.
As the Appollo Assisted Bath products and accessories are used to assist disabled bathers they do not incur VAT for people who are registered disabled. VAT law states that you must be ‘chronically sick or disabled’ to qualify for VAT relief. A person is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if they: have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities or have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (like diabetes, for example) or are terminally ill .
You can find out more about VAT reliefs for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website.
Ocean Bathrooms in Bridport are now Appollo Assisted Bath stockists and we are always pleased to offer professional advice when choosing a bath and have a fully working showroom if you need inspiration.
This entry was posted on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 1:56 pm and is filed under Luxury Bathrooms. Tags: Appollo Appollo Assisted Baths Elegance II Excalibur Optional Appollo Air Spa The Elegance I The Elegance III VAT Exemption