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Innovative dementia friendly sanitaryware
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Wallgate prides itself on meeting market demands and driving forward innovative solutions. We have been working with care specialists to develop a new care and dementia-friendly product range that could transform washroom solutions and water management within dementia and aged care facilities.

This range, the e-Suite, comprises of taps, WC flushing and shower controls. It has been developed specifically to aid independence and maintain dignity for someone living with dementia and will not only create a safer environment for patients, but also create a managed care system for care providers.

The e-Suite is completely normal in operation, has recognisable traditional fittings and can be used in a familiar managed environment. The traditional cross head tapware and lever flush handles are a conventional design ensuring they are in line with the HBN08-02 standard.

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Independence

Independence

Reduces the risk of accidents
and aids independence

Dignity

Dignity

Reduces stress and
improves wellbeing

Innovate

Innovate

Behaves and feels like traditional
tapware with electronic management

User Management

User Management

Collects data, monitors behaviour and
automates hygiene purge cycles

Resource Efficient

Resource Efficient

Efficient use of water, reducing
waste and saving money

Adaptability

Adaptability

Adaptable, flexible and adjustable to
suit individual patient needs

e-Suite tap

Operating like traditional taps with proportional flow control, the taps also include an added ready-state function, shutting off taps that have been left running, but leaving them ready to use again from any position.

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e-Suite shower

Provides familiar operation to assist those with reduced dexterity and with its ready-state function reduces the risk of flooding, slips and falls.

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e-Suite flush

Provides WCs with an automatic hygiene and maintenance purge cycle, preventing confusion should users leave WC unattended.

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WDC Controller

Electronically manages the e-Suite range while also providing carers analysis of the patient’s behaviour.

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Case Study

St Andrew's Healthcare

Lowther Building

WORKING WITH THE
DEMENTIA SECTOR

The new e-Suite range was selected by St Andrew's Healthcare for their Lowther Dementia Redevelopment project, designed by P+HS Architects as a new dementia unit, opening to patients Autumn 2020.

P+HS Architects’ director Cath Lake said: “Our client St Andrew’s Healthcare is keen to implement emerging and innovative technologies in order to improve the care it provides to people with challenging dementia. Specification of the e-Suite brings opportunities of a recognisable sanitaryware specification, with the added value of automated controls and potential understanding of a person’s declining cognitive capacity.”

The Lowther Dementia Redevelopment uses the full e-Suite product range across the project and has over 80 sets of e-Suite taps installed throughout the 40 bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas. The e-Suite is designed to aid independence and dignity for patients and people living with dementia, allowing them to feel confident to use the sanitaryware unaided.

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“A huge step forward in terms of usability of these bathroom items by people with dementia and older people generally.”

Dementia Choices

Dementia Choices

“All four products have achieved a rating of 1A, the highest graded rating available under the DSDC Product Accreditation scheme.”

DSDC University of Stirling

Dementia Design Accredited Product

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