More Than Mobility supports Dementia Awareness Week

May 18th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility and The Alzehimer’s Society would like to promote Dementia Awareness Week which is taking place this week (17th – 23rd May) and is highlighting the huge numbers of people with this illness who are living in care homes. Celebrity supporters are on board like Dame Judi Dench, Fiona Phillips and Robbie Savage.

According to figures provided by The Alzheimer’s Society, over 80 per cent of people in care homes have dementia. There are 800,000 adults – some aged as young as 40 – living with dementia. However becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia as many of us notice that our memory becomes less reliable as we get older. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist such as a consultant. Do visit the Alzheimer’s website for information regarding symptoms.

Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. At The Alzheimer’s Society, they believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we should do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.   We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.

Do Something For Dementia Awareness Week!

There are many ways to get involved, get out and about and do something for Dementia Awareness Week:

  • Take Part In an Event either trekking, running or walking
  • Campaign or Donate – The Alzheimer’s Society are asking people to make a £3 donation if they can. Just text NEW to 70660 to donate £3 to help people living with dementia.
  • Volunteer – Activity Groups, Support Services

More Than Mobility would like to make the journey through dementia as easy as possible. Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.

We have a wide range of mobility products including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids, moving and handling products and useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full.

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Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility supporting Stroke Awareness Month!

May 11th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility have been long supporters of The Stroke Association and this week marks the beginning of Stroke Awareness Month.

Organisers, The Stroke Association and More Than Mobility are keen to raise awareness for this campaign and there are a whole range of services and documents available for you if you know somebody who has had a stroke or if you yourself are recovering from having a stroke.

Visit the Talk Stroke page for support via a forum.  It’s a place where you can meet other people affected by strokes, share stories and experiences and find out what has worked for others, providing each other with support and information.  You can discuss the latest research, share fundraising ideas or how to get involved with campaigning.  Alternatively if you require specific information you can call the stroke helpline on 0303 3033 100 or email info@stroke.org.uk.

More Than Mobility would like to make your recovery from stroke as easy as possible, we stock a wide range of mobility products catered to recovering stroke patients. Visit the More Than Mobility website for Stairlifts and those crucial Daily Living Aids supporting you on the road to recovery.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Today Marks World Asthma Day!

May 5th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility and G.I.N.A are proud to announce World Asthma Day on Tuesday 5th May 2015. More Than Mobility have been long supporters of this event as many of our customers struggle with Asthma or some kind of breathing difficulty.

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. World Asthma Day 2015 will again have the theme ”You Can Control Your Asthma”.

Asthma is a condition that affects the airways – the small tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. When a person with asthma comes into contact with something that irritates their airways (an asthma trigger), the muscles around the walls of the airways tighten. If you think you have asthma it is very important to make an appointment with your GP or an asthma nurse as soon as possible so they can discuss your symptoms, run through your medical history and do some tests.

Asthma can be complex and can take time to diagnose. There is no definitive test. First, your GP or asthma nurse will ask you lots of questions about your personal and family history, your environment, your symptoms and your lifestyle to build up a good picture. Then they can assess how likely it is whether or not you have asthma.

If you’ve just been diagnosed with asthma, you may have many questions. Asthma UK is here to help take you through your asthma journey, what asthma is, how it is treated and how to manage your asthma.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

Going On Holiday This Summer? Get Prepared!

April 27th, 2015 by morethan

Going on holiday in the coming months? Feeling excited? Then why not start preparing and make your holiday as comfortable as possible! Wherever your holiday destination may be, taking the time to prepare before you travel is important if you have a mobility issue and it can help to avoid problems during your trip.

More Than Mobility has many products in stock in order for making travelling easier. These travel mobility products are perfect for either helping when either in the car or when out and about site seeing!

Some of our top mobility travel products include:

TraveLite Travel Transit Wheelchair in a Bag - The TraveLite transit wheelchair is totally portable, lightweight and comes with a strong carry holdall

Folding Adjustable Walking SticksThese adjustable folding walking sticks are quick and simple to use. By simply releasing the stick, it snaps open into a rigid aluminium support walking stick.

Ezee Turn Pad – Mobility Turn PadsThese low friction discs slide against each other to allow the patient to get in and out of your chair or car seat.

Adjustable Cane SeatA walking stick and a seat all in one!

Seat Belt ReacherConvenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.

Mobie Folding Portable Mobility Scooter

This clever lightweight folding Mobie Portable Mobility Scooter is perfect for travelling. Easily portable while folded and can be taken on planes, trains and buses.  So you don’t have to let your mobility issues stop you from enjoying your travels to the full!

Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

The Big FifTEA for Contact the elderly

April 22nd, 2015 by morethan

Last Sunday, 19th April was the 50th Anniversary of one of our charities we support, Contact the elderly.    Contact the elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. Supported by a network of volunteers, the charity organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people, aged 75 and over, who live alone. Offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

As part of their Golden Jubilee celebration; every tea party in the country took place on Sunday called The Big FifTEA.  One of our team members attended one of these teas in South London and here are a few photos showing the fun that was had by all.  Especially when some of the older ladies saw for the first time Aidan Turner in Poldark and had their first selfie!

For more information on this wonderful charity and how to get involved do visit www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk.

Mobility Products to Celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Week

April 21st, 2015 by morethan

It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week (20th – 26th April) and More Than Mobility have been long supporters of this campaign and we have many mobility products suited to those suffering with Parkinson’s disease.

The organisers Parkinson’s UK has been working to find a cure and improve life for Parkinson’s sufferers for the past 40 years. They have a UK-wide network of information and 1000s of support workers working for them as they state that “Every hour somebody in the UK is told that they have Parkinson’s”. They bring people with Parkinson’s, their carers and families together via a network of local groups, website and a free, confidential helpline.

Information and support workers are trained to provide:

  • up-to-date information on Parkinson’s
  • emotional support to you and your family
  • information about and links to your local services

You can arrange a home, hospital, or residential nursing care visit from an information and support worker or phone them for support and information. If you have Parkinson’s, or you know someone who has, you can contact them on 0808 800 0303.

Here at More Than Mobility we don’t want any disability to stop you from living independently and we would like to make getting out and about easier and less painful for you.  We have a wide range of useful products to get you around the house or when you are out and about so do take a look at www.morethanmobility.com today!

See below for some useful daily living aids to add to your Parkinson’s Everyday Kit:

  • Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt
  • Suction Cup Grab Bars – provide strong hold grab bars for bathrooms or toilets.
  • Assist A Tray – provides assistance in and out of your own chair.  Height adjustable with easy stand safety handle and swivel tray.
  • X Fold Rollator – stylish lightweight rollator that fold easily into compact size.
  • Bellavita Bath Lift – helps with getting in and out of the bath.  Light and easy to install and operate.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Come and Visit Us at the Peterborough National Motorhome Show This Weekend for some great Show Offers!

April 14th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility will be having a stand at the National Motorhome Show this weekend Friday 17th – Sunday 19th April at the Peterborough Showground.   The National Motorhome Show is the largest outdoor motorhome show and is very popular, now in its 25th year! Come to visit either for the day or camp overnight there is plenty to see and do.

We will have lots of NEW mobility scooters, wheelchairs & useful daily living aids – come and see us at stand 44. We would be delighted to see you at the show – do drop by and say hello and we will be delighted to demo any of the products on show for you.

For more information and directions to get to the show please visit:  http://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/Shows/The-National-Motorhome-Show/_sh3

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

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It’s Spring and Now Time To Check Your Mobility Scooter or Electric Wheelchair Batteries!

April 9th, 2015 by morethan

The sun is shining but before you go out for your leisurely ride through the fields or park; make sure to remember to double check your mobility scooter battery and your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair. Looking after and regularly charging your batteries will increase the maximum performance of your mobility product. Batteries are likely to need replacing every 2- 3 years, although you may be able to use them for longer if you take care and check them regularly.

Some general advice for checking and maintain your batteries are:
  • Regularly charge your battery (ideally every day after use) and even if you are not using your mobility product we recommend that you charge the battery at least twice per week.
  • Do not interrupt charging. In other words, be sure that the batteries are fully charged before you take them off charge.  This can take up to 8 hours.
  • Only use the charger that has been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair. Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.
  • Dampness can be harmful to all batteries – If your mobility product gets sodden with rainwater, it is a good idea to remove the batteries and wipe them down with a dry cloth before replacing.
  • Extreme temperatures can have a very detrimental effect on the life of your batteries – so it is important that you store them in a suitable place if you are not going to use the vehicle for a prolonged period.

If you need help with servicing your mobility scooter or checking & replacing batteries do give us a

call on 0800 046 3949 and we can arrange for a local engineer to come to your home to repair, replace it or give your product an annual service. Not sure which battery you need for your Mobility Scooter or Electric Wheelchair? When replacing your battery we have made life easier for you by creating a simple table which shows you the battery size you need, next to your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair make and model. Mobility Offer Extended! Finally we have extended our Spring £5 OFF when you spend over £100 on any mobility products until 30th April 2015. Please quote SPRING15 when ordering online or by phone to receive this offer.

Best wishes More Than Mobility Team www.morethanmobility.com

Happy Easter

March 30th, 2015 by morethan

Are you looking forward to the lovely Easter holidays, where you will get to spend some quality time with your loved ones?

Don’t let your disability stop you from enjoying the festivities. Get out and about with our wide range of mobility products.

Please see below for our opening hours and deliveries:

Easter Opening Hours & Deliveries

Our customer service telephone lines will be open throughout the Easter period but will be shut on Easter Sunday only.  Customers can continue to order online as normal.

Any orders received after 2pm Thursday 2nd April will be dispatched on Tuesday 7th April.

Here at More Than Mobility we hope you have a lovely Easter with your friends and family.

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

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