Simplifying a Caregivers’ Job
Each year Health Canada designates one week to draw awareness to our nation’s 8 million caregivers. If you think about the sheer number of them, that’s one in four Canadians. While half of them provide some kind of care to a parent or relative, the rest earn their living choosing caregiving as a career. Caregivers and personal Service Workers have become a large sector of our healthcare industry and one week to honour all their work doesn’t seem enough.
The life they have chosen is usually arduous. It is comprised of long hours (with a great number of hours spent away from their own families), physical demands and minimal financial reimbursement. It’s even more difficult when you know that 28% of those caregivers deal with the elderly. While not much can be done about the physical nature of the work, there are steps that can be taken to make those demands, not as demanding.
A primary purpose for all caregivers is helping people with things they can’t do by themselves. Most times it may mean to go shopping or take them to a medical appointment. It can also mean bathing them and getting them ready for the day.
A conventional bath system makes the job of getting someone into a tub or shower much harder than it needs to be. It would beso much easier if they could get into the bath or shower without any obstruction, without having to be physically lifted inside. Well, you can.
Premier Care in Bathing provides a number of Walk-In Baths and Easy Access Showers which are made in keeping with the company’s mission. To provide fully accessible and affordable baths and showers while letting you keep your dignity.
Walk-In Baths feature an easy, low-level entry door and a slip resistant floor and seat that allow entry into the bath virtually unaided. Levered taps allow almost anyone to adjust the temperature and flow of the water. These baths and their fixtures are so easy to use The Arthritis Society has commended Premier Care with its Arthritis Friendly seal of approval. You can even add the Hydrovescent Therapy option to ease those aches and pains that daily life brings. Premier Care realizes that a Walk-In Bath is not for everyone so they also offer Powered Baths with motorized seats so your caregiver need only help you onto the seat and press a button. Then the seat lifts you up, over the edge and into your awaiting luxurious bath.
If a shower is more who you are then Premier Care has a line of barrier free, Easy Access Showers that all offer ultra-low entry with a safe, sturdy, non-slip chair that doesn’t get in the way of getting clean. They also have grab bars to help you with your balance and dual shower heads so you can either use a fixed head or a shower wand.
Regardless of whether you opt for a Walk-In Bath or Easy Access Shower, Premier Care products are designed for an ease of use unparalleled in the marketplace. It’s very possible that you will now give your caregiver more important duties because Premier Care has helped you keep your dignity
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To request a FREE Premier Care Brochure visit us at www.walk-inbathtubs.ca or, for a free consultation and recommendation on your bathroom call 888.473.9644 (PROMO CODE:6721)
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Premier Care In Bathing is proud to have earned the Arthritis Friendly commendation from Canada’s largest organization for arthritis awareness, The Arthritis Society as well as from The Royal Canadian Legion.