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Get Out In Your Garden Now That British Summertime And Spring Are Here!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by morethan

British summertime begins

We have seen some surprisingly sunny weather lately and the daffodils are starting to come out which hopefully means that Spring has finally arrived.  Plus next weekend (29th March) the clocks will be going forward to mark the beginning of British Summer Time (BST) and there this means there will be more daylight in the evenings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time).

Mobility scooter in summer

With the weather improving and more light in the evenings it is therefore time to get out and about and in the garden or visit the park.  The many health benefits of gardening and getting some fresh air are well recognised. Gardening can have a positive impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being and is useful in helping people with special needs, the elderly and infirm or people recovering from physical illness.

But beyond the physical benefits gardening also provides a work out for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and can improve strength, endurance and flexibility. A garden can provide an oasis of calm and somewhere peaceful to escape to, helping restore a sense of balance and wellbeing. Just going outside is a great thing to get some fresh air which the benefits include:

  • Fresh air is good for digestion
  • Improves your blood pressure and heart rate
  • It makes you happier
  • Strengthens your immune system
  • Fresh air cleans your lung
  • You will have more energy and sharper mind
  • Keep you mobile and active

More Than Mobility could not agree more, and we have some perfect mobility products and gardening tools to help you make the most of your garden or the park this Spring.

Easi_Grip_Garden toolsThe Easi Grip Garden Tools (fork, trowel and cultivator) are perfect for arthritis sufferers and minimises stress on the wrist. While the Garden Kneeler helps getting up and down to tend those plants especially in the wet weather.   Extremely sturdy and super comfortable when kneeling.

Our Mobility Scooters start from only £495! Great for getting out and about.  A mobility scooter can give you more energy because you won’t be using all your energy in trying to walk or push a traditional wheelchair.   You can choose from portable mobility scooters, pavement mobility scooter or the bigger 8mph road legal mobility scooters.

Best wishes
More Than Mobility
www.morethanmobility.com

Take a rest. It’s National Bed Month!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 by morethan

Now that is it March (where has the year gone?); we at  More Than Mobility understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.   March is National Bed Month which is organised by the Sleep Council and highlights time for a rest and to learn about the importance of a good night’s sleep.

The saying “you snooze you lose” really is not good as a good night’s sleep can add years to your life and make you happier and healthier.

Visit the Sleep Council website where you can find the essentials you need to have the perfect night’s sleep, and of course, the right bed should be at the forefront of this. A study in 1988 showed that changing from your old bed to a new one created 42 minutes of extra sleep!

There is also a bed MOT test and lots of hints and tips on how you can improve your night time regime and get more shut eye. So lie back, relax, and have much more than forty winks this National Bed Month!

Electric Adjustable Beds From £398A new bed is key for you to sleep well and here at  More Than Mobility we stock a wide range of electric adjustable beds which are specifically designed for anybody who struggles to get in and out of bed, or who finds it difficult to get comfortable once they are in bed. Our electric adjustable beds are ideal for those who like to sit up and read in bed or to recline in bed and watch TV.

As March is National Bed Month we have some great BIG SAVINGS on our electrical adjustable beds.   Prices start from as little as £398 so visit our adjustable beds online area to view our wide range of beds including singledoubleking and super king sized beds.  A range of designs and styles are available so you can choose a model that fits seamlessly into the décor of your bedroom.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Sunday 15th March

Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by morethan

Are you struggling to decide what to get your Mum or Gran for Mother’s Day this year?   Struggle no more as we have many mobility products that we are sure your loved one will like.

Take a look at some of our popular gift ideas below:

Bamboo Bed Tray

    Multi-functional bed tray suitable for eating, reading or writing. Buy Now

High Vision Reading Lights

    Specifically designed to help reading and reduce headaches and eye strain – choice of table or floor options. Buy Now

Let’s Go Indoor Rollator

    Light and easy to use walking aid. Ideal for transporting drinks, plates from room to room.  Height adjustable. Buy Now

Easi Grip Garden Tools

    Gardening tools designed to minimise stress on the wrist so that the user can continue to work in the garden with less pain. Buy Now

Fleecy Wrap

    Comfy fleecy wrap with two handy pockets ideal for wearing any time. Choice of 3 colours – pink, turquoise or beige. Buy Now

Assist-A-Tray

    Provides assistance getting in and out of your own chair. Easy stand safety handle and swivel tray. Height adjustable. Buy Now

To see our full range of mobility products suitable for your Mum or Gran do take a look at our website.

Kind regards
More Than Mobility Team
www.morethanmobility.com

Spring/March Offer: £5 OFF when spend over £100*

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 by morethan

To celebrate the beginning of Spring, we are offering More Than Mobility customers £5 off when you spend over £100 on any mobility product.   Not only that, if you spend over £100 you also qualify for FREE Postage and Packaging and we will deliver your order for FREE!

We have great mobility products from wheelchairs, mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs to adjustable beds as well as a range of daily living aids.  So you are sure to find a suitable product for your mobility needs.

To get £5 OFF simply enter code SPRING15 online or when you call 0800 046 3949 to place an order.

*Offer ends 31st March 2015 and on orders over £100.

Struggle To Get Around No More With Our Walking Aids & Rollators

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by morethan

Naturally as you get older you’re not as stable or quick on your feet as you used to be. That’s where Rollators and Walking Aids come in useful. They’re very useful for the elderly, or any other person who has difficulty getting around as easily as they used to. Our lightweight and easily foldable three and four wheel walkers and rollators are a perfect aid to help you with walking and will help you regain your independence again.

Not sure what to buy?

We stock a great selection of mobility walking aids that includes walking frames, rollators, zimmer frames, travel walkers, tri-walkers, and a whole lot more. We offer mobility walking aids in a wide range of models and sizes, so you are sure to find the right walking aids for your needs as well as your budget!

EZ Fold-N-Go WalkerWhat to buy for indoor use:

For getting around indoors, our basic walking frames are an ideal purchase as they help you to retain your independence at home.

What to buy for outdoor use:

For longer distances and getting around outdoors, why not invest in one of our top quality rollators. We have three-wheel and four-wheel rollators of varying sizes, and some can be folded away for ultimate convenience.

Here at More Than Mobility we’re a market leader in top quality walking aids and zimmer frames, and our entire selection of mobility walking aids. So shop online today! Or if you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 0800 046 3949 and we will be happy to assist you further.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Wheelchair Users Overcharged By Some Taxis

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we are surprised to hear that a BBC investigation has found some taxi drivers in Stoke-on-Trent have been charging wheelchair users more than able-bodied passengers! The city council has said no extra charge is permitted for wheelchair accessibility. However the BBC conducted undercover filming, which revealed a woman was told by one cab driver she had to pay more than “normal” people because her wheelchair “was heavy”. On average, the cost was around two-thirds more for wheelchair users.

A team from Inside Out West Midlands took black-cab journeys across Stoke-on-Trent city centre with Baljeevan Deol, a 22-year-old student, who has generalised dystonia. Her condition means that she cannot control her muscles. She secretly filmed drivers after suspecting she was regularly charged more than her able-bodied friends. Ms Deol and Inside Out programme production staff made 12 identical trips. Programme producer Qasa Alom said: “Obviously we are not saying every taxi in Stoke will overcharge, but our investigation found of the 12 journeys we took, Bal was charged more every single time.”

Ms Deol said: “I feel sad and angry. I’m so annoyed this happens and how much money over the last few years I’ve spent extra that I shouldn’t have. “They can’t get away with this. I feel like I’m being discriminated against and it’s just not fair.”  Abdul Rauf from the Hackney Carriage Association said drivers who overcharged “damage the trade” Abdul Rauf, from the Hackney Carriage Association in Stoke, said drivers breaking the rules should be “brought to book”.

Here at More Than Mobility we find it saddening that this is happening and do not condone disabled persons being charged a higher taxi fare than able bodied people.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. Wheelchairs restore a sense of freedom for those who have trouble getting around like they used to, and help to restore a sense of independence. If you are looking to purchase a quality, affordable wheelchair either transit or self propelled manual wheelchairs or alternatively an electric wheelchair for you or a loved one, then More Than Mobility can help.  Prices start from as little as £99!

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

World Cancer Day 4th Feb 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 by morethan

World Cancer Day LogoTomorrow marks World Cancer Day (Wednesday 4th February), which takes a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer. The organisers of World Cancer Day strive to highlight that solutions to cancer do exist and that they are within our reach. Thus the theme of World Cancer Day being “Not beyond us”.

The campaign will explore how we can implement what we already know in the areas of prevention, early detection, treatment and care, and in turn, open up to the exciting prospect that we can impact the global cancer burden – for the better.

World Cancer Day is a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level in order to make positive change.

The 2015 World Cancer Day campaign will be centred around the below four key areas:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximising quality of life

They have even produced factsheets focused on these key areas that you can download. More Than Mobility highly recommends you take the time to do this when possible, as they’re very informative.

There are many ways to get involved in the celebration of World Cancer Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can. More information on activities can be found here.

Here at More Than Mobility we do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We therefore provide a wide range of disability and mobility products to suit your specific needs from mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, wheelchairs to a range of daily living aids all suitable for people suffering with cancer.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

How To Maintain your Mobility Scooter This Winter

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by morethan

It does not seem like the extremely cold weather we have been having will be easing up any time soon. We would therefore like to highlight the importance of the maintenance and storage of your mobility scooter. The correct storage of your mobility scooter during the winter months will help ensure that it is ready to go whenever you would like to use it and save you money from unnecessary bills.

Here at More Than Mobility We have Created Some Useful Tips On How To Keep Your Mobility Scooter In Tip Top Condition:

Cleaning

We recommend that you regularly clean your mobility scooter after you use it in order to get rid of any mud, oil or salt that may have been picked up during your travels. This will help to delay any erosion that might occur like rust on metal. Cleaning your mobility scooter can also uncover any hidden faults or cracks.

Tyres

Due to the bad and wet weather we have during winter, we recommended that you check your tyres for signs of wear and tear and replace if necessary. If your mobility scooter has pneumatic tyres you should ensure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure, which will help to give you added grip in slippery conditions.

Servicing

It’s important that your get your mobility scooter serviced each year. We recommend that you do this before the winter to prevent any problems and ensuring that it is safe and reliable to use whatever the weather.  If you would like us to organise a service please call us on 0800 046 3949.

Storage

If you can only store your mobility scooter outside we recommend that you get a cover for it to protect it from the unpredictable weather. Here at More Than Mobility, we stock a wide range of scooter storage covers which are designed to be easy to use and are fully waterproof and are ideal for outside storage.  You can check out our Scooter & Wheelchair Accessories page.

Batteries

If your mobility scooter’s battery can be removed it is a good idea to bring it inside during the winter. Cold and frosty conditions can degrade the life of the battery, those batteries which cannot be removed are usually tested in extreme conditions so should be fine to be left outside.

We recommend that you regularly check your mobility scooter batteries (especially if you have been a little lax with your battery charging protocol over the winter) – the number of calls relating to batteries that won’t start goes through the roof as soon as the weather improves.  Our mobility scooter batteries start from as little as £45 for a pair.

When you are going out and about do try and leave your battery charging until the last moment if you can. The cold conditions can reduce the range of your battery considerably, but leaving them on to charge will ensure a warm battery, which can help.

Out and about

Here at More Than Mobility we want you to travel comfortably in your mobility scooter, especially during the colder months. Wearing thermal and waterproof clothes will ensure that you are comfortable during your journey, and seat covers will ensure that your seat stays in good condition for years to come. High visibility clothing is also advised so that you are easily seen by other people during the darker days / nights.  For more information on our range of scooter accessories and clothing http://www.morethanmobility.com/Scooter-Accessories.html

Finally, please check the weather forecast before taking a journey and don’t take any unnecessary risks when it comes bad weather conditions.

Regards

The More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

All You Need To Know About Caring For Your Rise & Recline Chair

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 by morethan

We are sure you want your Rise & Recline Chair to stay in great working order for many, many years. But do you know how to take good care of it?

We do recommend that a qualified engineer services your riser recliner chair on a annual basis. However we have also created a useful guide for you to follow in order to check and prevent any damage to your chair yourself.

Mechanical Care For Your Chair

Did you know failure to use your rise and recline chair for its intended purpose can damage the mechanism and be expensive to fix? Below are some points to follow to prevent mechanical damage to your chair:

  • Do not lean on or use excessive downward pressure to the chairs back when it is fully reclined and do not use the footrest as an alternative seat.
  • Ensure that the remote control is out of the way before sitting on the chair.
  • Regularly check the power cables and remote control for any signs of damage before use.

Safety Precautions You Should Follow

Did you know that correct/safe operation of your rise and recline chair not only prevents injury but can also add to the longevity of the chair? Below are some of the safety precautions:

  • Ensure the power lead is plugged directly into the main electricity socket and not into an extension lead.
  • Ensure the electronics are away from any moisture or liquids.
  • Before getting into the riser recliner chair make sure it is level and that no objects are under the chair before use.
  • Leave the chair in an upright position when it is not in use and if not using for a while remove the key so that the device cannot be accidently operated.

Caring For Your Chairs

Did you know that keeping your rise and recline chairs clean could actually add to the comfort of your chair? Below are some tips on keeping your lovely chair clean:

  • Clean the fabric regularly to keep the chair looking better for longer and inspect for any rips or tears.
  • If your rise and recline chair is equipped with a battery back-up system (for when power is not available) we recommend you check and change the batteries.

Pride LC101 Rise & Recline Chair - Pride Recliner ChairsHere at More Than Mobility we have a wide range of. Our electric rise and recliner chairs are ideal purchases for people who suffer from mobility issues, as they allow the user to get in and out of their chairs with ease. We have a wide range of types (single or dual motor) and styles from fabric recliner chairs to contemporary recliner chairs made from stylish leather. Like our Pride LC101 Rise & Recline Chair that comes in a range of fabric options and our popular Lars LEATHER Restwell Rise & Recline Chair.

All of the recliner chairs that we supply here at More Than Mobility are available with free delivery via courier to across the UK. When you have found an electric recliner chair that you would like, simply place your order online, or give us a call on 0800 046 3949.

Struggle In The Bath/Shower No More With Our Bathlifts & Bathing Aids

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by morethan

We know that for many people with mobility issues, it can be somewhat difficult to have a nice bath or shower. A lot of people find it difficult to get in and out of the bath or shower safely, particularly when they have no one around to help them. Here at More Than Mobility we offer a wide range of Bathlifts and Bathing Aids that will help you enjoy bathing independently again, with both comfort and ease.

Disability Bathing Aids:

More Than Mobility has a range of bathing aids that are designed to make the process of bathing easier and more accessible. Our selection of bath aids includes bath boards, bath seats, bath steps, bath rails, shower seats and stools, perching stools and suction grab bars, to name just a few. So you’re sure to find a suitable product for yourself or a loved one!

Bathlifts:

Bathmaster Deltis Complete Bath Lift - Bathlifts

Bathlifts are a great way of getting in and out of the bath without having to install a new bath or shower. Our bathlifts are very easy to install, and we have a choice of self-install bathlifts, or bathlifts that come with fully engineered installation. Whether you want a modern chair design that provides full support, or a seating belt bathlift for full safety, you’ll find the right bathlift for your needs right here at More Than Mobility.

More Than Mobility can guide you through the process of selecting the right bathing aids or bathlifts for your needs; simply browse through our different types of bathing aids and bathlifts. If you cannot find what you are looking for please call us on 0800 046 3949 and we will be more than happy to assist you further.