The most critical requirements for bathing any individual with disabilities are SAFETY, bathing effectiveness and ease. The QUALITY and SAFETY features of the FAWSsit™ make this the best solution for bathing individuals who cannot remodel for accessibility.
Only the FAWSsit™ Fold Away Wheelchair Showers are patented and hold Underwriter Laboratories (UL) certification for safety of their custom pump.
What does this mean to the person who is using the FAWSsit™? It means that the risks of electrocution from pumps that are left on the floor or left free standing from the unit, or not tested and approved for safety are not a problem for the FAWSsit™.
Only the FAWSsit™ showers have custom-designed, frame-mounted pumps designed specifically to remove water from the waste pan as fast as it runs into the shower. Residual water is not an issue with the FAWSsit™. The pump runs while the shower is going on, then as soon as the shower is completed, the person can be rolled right out of the unit so they can get dried off and dressed without having to wait for a drain pan to empty.
Because UL requires both a Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) plug and a full 11 feet of cord, there is no concern for the cord or the plug being exposed to water, as there is with “off the shelf” pump systems.
And, the pump comes with a standard full one year warranty, which can be extended for an additional year for a small fee.
The frame system for the FAWSsit™ showers is the top quality in the industry and represents another significant safety feature.
FAWSsit™ showers come completely assembled, so no tools are required. And, because the frames are constructed of anodized aluminum with marine-grade stainless steel connectors which are riveted and reinforced with strong corner gussets, these frames come with a full 10-year warranty. There are no screws to come loose or to work out of frames as occurs with PVC. And even though the FAWSsit frame is not intended to support lifting, in the event of a person leaning or pulling on the frame, it will not shatter or break like PVC.
With the unique, patented, folding frame design, only the FAWSsit™ requires NO CONSTRUCTION or assembly and can be folded flat to only 8 inches for the Standard model for easy storage after each use.
SHOWER HEAD and HOSES
The shower head attachment and wastewater return hoses come standard with a minimum of 15 feet of length to accommodate full body access, and plenty of hose length between the sink and the FAWSsit™ shower unit. No splicing or hose extensions are needed. If a client has a special requirement for longer hoses, there is an additional charge for a custom length up to 30 feet.
And only the FAWSsit™ showers provide for both hands-free and hand-held shower heads. For the individual capable of doing independent showering, a custom clip-on shower head arm holds the shower head in place on the frame, so that both hands can be free for shampooing or other showering activities. But if access to other body parts is difficult with a mounted shower head, the shower arm or just the shower head and hose can be easily removed from the frame so full body access can be accomplished without requiring any lifting or transferring or moving from the wheelchair.
Water temperature and flow can also be easily and safely controlled from the sink faucet. And only FAWSsit™ showers come standard with the most adaptable faucet connector which usually requires no adaptor for a faucet. In most cases where oversized faucets are in use, the adaptor which is shipped with all FAWSsit™ showers will enable easy attachment.
Most often, no plumber is required to set up or use a FAWSsit™ shower!
Numerous other quality features are built into the patented FAWSsit™ design to ensure client safety. The water collection pan is made of a strong, durable vinyl and fiberglass mesh with an embedded foam wedge to ensure that there are no leaks, and no water escapes the pan when the shower is completed. The pan is also germicide-imbedded to prevent mildew, and it comes with simple-to-use Velcro straps to hold the pan in place with the frame to ensure that no water leaks occur from the pan. Along with the custom-designed, self-priming pump which can run wet or dry during the showering procedure, there is virtually no water build-up in the pan.
The shower curtains, too, are a heavyweight, germicide-imbedded vinyl which will last for years. These curtains are grommet-reinforced and can be easily removed and washed in a washing machine for continued long-term use. Replacement curtains are available.
Only the FAWSsit™ is designed with the quality to be a true alternative to bathroom remodeling, often at 1/10th or less of the cost!!
And most importantly, the FAWSsit™ is the ONLY portable shower which allows the client in a wheelchair the ability to stay safely seated in the wheelchair with no lifting or transferring required, and allows the client to simply roll in, shower, and roll back out without having to wait for frame set-up or waste water draining. Comfort, dignity, and safety are all provided by the FAWSsit™ Fold Away Wheelchair Showers!!