Archive for November, 2016

Check Out Our Electric Adjustable Beds!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by morethan

It’s getting colder which means we like to snuggle up in bed at night for longer so is it time to treat yourself to a new comfortable bed?

Here at More Than Mobility we have been selling electric adjustable beds for many years and we have a huge range in stock.   Electric adjustable beds are specifically designed for anybody who struggles to get in and out of their bed or finds it difficult to get comfortable once they are in their bed.

It is becoming more and more popular to sit up in bed to read or to recline in bed whilst watch television or a film. Sometimes it is just great to recline in bed with your feet up. The More Than Mobility collection of Adjustable Beds can be adjusted to your desired position thus providing you with the ability to maximise your comfort.

Our range includes:

All our beds are ideal for people suffering from the following medical conditions: Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchitis, Arthritis,Rheumatism, MS, Back Pain, Circulation problems and many other conditions affecting mobility.

Please visit our website for the full range of adjustable beds. Prices start from as little as £398 and you can choose from a range of mattress options (memory foam or pocket sprung).

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

TFL Trial: Please Offer Me A Seat

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 by morethan

From September this year TFL (Transport for London) have been trialling a new badge and card on all London transport services to help customers who are less able to stand to get a seat.

TFL have developed a badge and card that they hope will help and have recruited 1,000 people who have all received the card and badge, similar to the Baby on Board badge. The trial is to help TFL understand if the badge or card can help people access a seat, and understand the reactions of other customers.

Unfortunately the badge and card are not yet available to the wider public.  The result of the trial are not yet available but here at More Than Mobility we do hope it has been a success as we think it is a great idea and hopefully will be rolled out across the country.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

Are you sitting comfortably and safely?

Friday, November 4th, 2016 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we take posture seriously and we have been studying the subject for many years. It’s likely that you or your friend/relative is going to be sitting down for increasingly long periods of time, so it might be good to check on the comfort of his or her furniture.

Many sofas and armchairs are often the wrong shape for a good sitting position, and people can be uncomfortable for a number of reasons – more often than not because the length and depth of the seat is not correct for them.  A ‘wrong’ sitting position can become uncomfortable quite quickly, potentially making it harder to get out of the chair again.

Time for a new chair?

There are many different styles of armchair and sofa available and finding the right one will depend upon a number of factors; their height and body shape, for example, along with any specific issues affecting their flexibility or posture.

Important factors to consider include:

  • seat height: a higher seat will make it easier to get in and out of the chair, but if too high, it will put too much pressure on the back of the thighs.
  • seat depth: this needs to be sufficient to support the full length of the thighs, but not be so deep that the person has to lean back. If the chair it too deep, a comfortable way to shorten the seat is to add a cushion behind your relative’s back.
  • the height of the armrests: these should allow the arms to be rested without raising or dropping of the shoulders.

Riser Recliner Chairs

These help people stand up and sit down, to recline (even to a lying position), or both:

  • Rise and recline chairs can be manually – or power-operated, and have a seat base or structure that rises or falls; they are not suitable for people with poor balance, however.
  • Recliner chairs feature a reclining backrest and a rising leg rest, and can also be manually- or power-operated; some will recline to a fully flat position.
  • Riser recliner chairs combine the features of both.

Getting in and out of a chair

For the safest ways to get in and out of a chair, remember the following tips:

  • When sitting down, always feel the chair or seat on the back of your knees before lowering into the seat.
  • Reach for the arms and lower yourself down gently and evenly; don’t be tempted to use a walking aid for support.
  • To get back up again, wriggle forward so that your feet are directly under or behind your knees.
  • Make a wide base with your feet.
  • Sometimes, rocking forwards and backwards will help you find the momentum to get up.
  • Ensure that you look up, and lead with your head.
  • Use the chair arms, and push up evenly with both your arms.
  • Give yourself a moment to find your balance before walking away from the chair.
  • Do not pull on walking frames or furniture when standing as these can move, causing you to potentially lose your balance.

If you are looking to purchase a new rise and recline chair then do take a look at our website – we have a wide range of both single and dual action chairs in a variety of fabrics or leather.   Prices start from £375 in a choice of colours.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team