Older people and those with mobility problems deserve better than “institutional” bathroom products that help them lead independent lives, says British manufacturer Inta.
According to Public Health England, life expectancy for the over 65s is the highest it’s ever been and as a result, many more older people are choosing to adapt their homes to live independently for longer.
To demonstrate that living aids can still look good, Inta, which has been developing and producing high-quality bathroom products for more than 15 years, has designed its contemporary Ever range of grab rails and shower seats.
Stuart Gizzi, Director at Inta, said: “Older people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, which means they will need products that help them to maintain their independence for longer – but that doesn’t mean they should have to compromise on style and settle for an institutional-looking bathroom.
“We’ve created a range of products that not only provide an exceptional level of support for the user, but they also still look great in the bathroom; complementing existing chrome or copper fittings.”
Inta has carefully developed a series of independent living products that put safety first but do not compromise on style, including on-trend polished copper and chrome grab rails and a slip-resistant shower seat in black and chrome.
The copper grab rail has been designed for intensive use and is suitable for domestic settings, as well as care homes and hospitals. Thanks to copper’s antimicrobial properties, the rail eliminates bacteria quickly, preventing the spread of germs. The polished finish will keep its lustre, while concealed fixings with resin fixing plates mean that it looks neat. Meanwhile, the strong and sturdy shower seat with contemporary styled slip-resistant black seat and chrome fittings has a maximum load of 125kg, as do the slip-resistant polished chrome grab rails, manufactured from full brass construction with concealed fixings.
Inta also manufactures a safe touch thermostatic basin mixer tap with easy-to-grip lever option that enables it to be operated by hand or elbow. This stylish design, with anti-scald technology, a safe touch body and self-draining spout, is suitable for domestic bathrooms as well as sheltered accommodation and care homes.
Stuart added: “As a trusted brand, we’re keen to ensure that our products meet the highest of standards for both functionality and style. It’s important to offer a solution for people who want to maintain their independence and fit aesthetically-pleasing bathroom aids.”