A Compact WashPod temporary disabled wetroom has been swiftly installed in Colin’s parents’ conservatory to restore some dignity and freedom for his ageing Mother who has Motor Neurone Disease and wants to spend her last months at home with her husband of 50 years.
Colin, one of four children, says ‘this WashPod has helped restore some quality and dignity to my Mother’s life which has given us such peace of mind that she will be able to remain in the family home. A huge burden has been removed’.
It has been a bit of a turbulent journey for Colin’s family since November last year as their mother’s condition rapidly deteriorated and options for accessible washing facilities were reviewed. In August when their mother had to be admitted into hospital, she was unable to return home until the appropriate facilities were organised and, in coordination with Bristol City Council, the Washpod option was chosen over an accessible wetroom that would have taken weeks to complete, even if a contractor was found who was available to do the work.
The WashPod has been a triumph as not only did it take only a week from first contact via a Face Time site visit to installation, but it’s also been funded via Bristol City Council by the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).
“The speed with which the WashPod team responded and the professionalism shown has been seriously impressive” says Colin. “There was no disruption at all to my parents who were struck by the team’s sensitivity, good humour, commitment to doing a great job and tidiness” he continues. “The WashPod is awesome”.