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Case Study: walk-in baths for intellectual disability group home

Supplier: Windsor Walk-In Baths (Australia)
25 March, 2015

Clients in this Sydney group home were aged 55+ with intellectual disabilities.

ACL Disability Services is a not-for-profit organisation who operate group homes for clients requiring a higher level of care. Their fully trained direct support professionals assist their group home clients with personal care and assistance with all aspects of daily living activities.

In 2013 Libby Gay, the Service Coordinator for ACL, started looking for a way for clients to bathe that would be better for clients and staff. Her thoughts were,

"As our clients are over the age of 55, and some clients in their 70s, it is necessary to ensure that we have appliances such as the walk-in bath in place to further encourage 'aging in place' and ensure that our residents are able to stay in their home for as long as possible."

Windsor Baths installed an ACCESS model bath in one of ACL Disability Services' group homes. 

The ACCESS model walk-in bath is the largest selling walk-in bath in Australia and the model recommended in over 90 per cent of cases by Occupational Therapists.

It is available with the door on either side, and with or without a Canadian hydrotherapy spa system installed.

The ACCESS model is generally used because it fits the need of the majority of aged or disabled users.