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WARM TOUCH: Innovative sanitary solutions for care facilities

Care facilities face the challenge of creating hygienic and functional sanitary facilities that also ensure the comfort of residents, who are often sensitive to cold and therefore need targeted measures and innovative products in order to feel comfortable and safe. In this article, we present what these are.

Rheumatism and high humidity: Consider the special features of the care facility architecture

When planning care facilities, it is crucial to understand the influence of indoor air humidity on the well-being of residents  Many senior citizens suffer from rheumatism. They often have difficulty regulating their body temperature as part of this condition. High humidity can affect heat dissipation. This, in turn, can lead to feelings of heaviness and discomfort.

Architects can regulate humidity levels in bathrooms through effective ventilation systems and the integration of timers. A well thought-through floor plan and the consideration of natural ventilation options such as windows also contribute to optimum regulation. In addition, the selection of moisture-resistant materials for floor coverings, wall coverings, and other building materials is crucial.

Aids for senior citizens in the bathroom: Innovative material for protection against cold

In addition to the materials used, the products also play a major role in daily use. This is because rheumatism patients suffer not only from the high humidity but also from contact with cold objects. Sensitivity to cold poses a considerable challenge because it can cause not only discomfort but also additional pain. Because the people affected are often unsteady on their feet and have to rely on aids such as folding support rails, grab rails, or shower handrails, products with warm haptic properties are essential in order to ensure not only the physical but also the emotional comfort of these people.

WARM TOUCH: Cold protection in bathroom planning

The innovative sanitary products in the WARM TOUCH range from HEWI offer a solution in this respect. The combine high-gloss chrome surfaces with the warm tactile properties of polyamide. Chrome has a temperature-absorbing effect, and polyamide has a heat-insulating effect. This combination creates a surface that feels pleasantly warm, especially in contact with the skin. The pleasant haptics therefore also provide effective protection against cold.

The products from the design classic, Range 801 are now available in WARM TOUCH. The high-quality coating in chrome look from WARM TOUCH not only gives the polyamide products in the 801 range an elegant appearance but also makes them particularly hard-wearing, insensitive, and easy to clean.

The combination of chrome and polyamide ensures that the surface does not become cold and unpleasant – as can be the case with pure chrome surfaces. Instead, WARM TOUCH provides a kind of insulation that helps to maintain natural body heat and gives a warm feeling to the touch. This is particularly beneficial for people who are sensitive to cold (e.g. the elderly and rheumatism patients) and helps to maximize the comfort and convenience and user-friendliness of sanitary products in bathrooms.

The integration of WARM TOUCH support rails and shower handrails in the bathrooms of care facilities helps to sustainably improve the well-being of residents. You can find the entire product range here.

New: Supporting support systems in round tube design for washbasin, toilet, and shower in the 801 range now also with WARM TOUCH.

The future of care facility architecture: Convenient and accessible solutions

The further development of care facility architecture requires an integrative approach that focuses on comfort and convenience, safety, and accessibility for all residents. There is a particular focus on the needs of people with rheumatism, who are sensitive to cold. 

The integration of advanced cold protection solutions in accessible care facilities is therefore becoming a crucial element. A clever combination of innovative design and suitable materials not only creates warm and accessible spaces but also sustainably improves the quality of life for residents.



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