Archive for March, 2017

Spring has begun! Time for a Mobility Scooter Health Check

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by morethan

Spring time has officially begun and as the weather gets warmer you will probably be out and about more, so we recommend you have a mobility scooter health check so you don’t have any issues when you are out and about this spring/summer.

Your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair manual outlines the basic maintenance that your mobility scooter or powerchair requires. Like a car, your mobility equipment requires an annual service. The service will check the mechanical operation of the scooter as well as your batteries, and will ensure that everything is functioning as it should. Here are More Than Mobility our service engineers are fully manufacturer qualified so we can organise a service for you at a time of your convenience.

Some general tips on checking your mobility scooter or electric wheelchair:

Cleaning

  • Wash off any dirt and dust
  • Keep your mobility scooter as dry as possible – this will help prevent rust.

Weather Protection

  • In wet weather it’s a good idea to have protective covers for yourself and your mobility scooter to stay dry.  Especially important for those April showers!
  • Storage covers are handy for keeping the dust and rain off your mobility scooter whilst not in use. Mobility scooter stores have a more rigid frame and will stand up to being left out in strong conditions and have additional security features.

Batteries

  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently. Always adhere to the battery manufacturer’s guidelines; they typically recommend charging for between 8 and 10 hours at a time and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least twice per week.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible battery charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.  If you need a new charger then let us know and we can get one sent out to you.
  • During cold weather and when the mobility scooter is not in use, the batteries will gradually lose their charge and could decay if they are left in a discharged state.
  • New mobility scooter and powerchair batteries start from as little as £55 per pair.

Tyres

  • All tyres will wear and tear, inspect them regularly to check they are still safe.

Service

  • It is recommended that you have your mobility scooter serviced by a qualified engineer every year, especially if it is used on the road.
  • Many of the key working parts of a mobility scooter are hidden beneath the body shell and require specialist knowledge and tools to access.
  • It is important to remember that a mobility scooter still has critical safety elements such as brakes which need to be checked. This is even more important on class 3 scooters that are used on the road at higher speeds.

Here at More Than Mobility; we repair and service all makes of mobility products both purchased or not purchased from us.  Our nationwide chains of local engineers is on hand and are available to help with any repairs, services or new batteries that you require on your mobility products.

If you have any problems please give us a call on 0800 046 3949 and we can arrange for a local engineer to come to your home to repair it or give your product a service.

Best wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

10 New Mobility Products!

Monday, March 27th, 2017 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we are always on the look-out for the latest mobility products to help our customers live as normal as an everyday life as possible.   We have recently added these 10 new mobility products to our website so please take a look to see if they can help you or a loved one.


Diamond Deluxe Rollator & Wheelchair

This Diamond Deluxe Rollator is a transit wheelchair chair and rollator/walking aid all in one!  Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Price £175


Plug Tugs

These Plug-Tugs make removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and make using electrical sockets much easier. Price £3.99 for pack of 10


Handy Handle

The Handy Handle provides an easier grip and better leverage while helping someone stand from a couch, car, bed, or toilet. Its ergonomic design provides a comfortable grip and eliminates awkward grabbing or arm pulling. Price £19.99


Outdoor Step
Heavy duty non slip resistant step for your front or back door. Enable users to lift their feet and remain steady while stepping up.  Lightweight and easy to move throughout the house. Price £24.99


Key Turner
This key turner provides extra leverage for easy turning of keys.   Curved handle fits comfortably in the hand allows for easy turning. Holds three keys and folds the keys when handle not in us. Price £6.99


Quad Cane
This Quad Cane has four feet which provides a wider base and therefore more stability for users with limited balance. Lightweight and aluminium but strong. Price £14.99


Footswitch

The easy to use Foot Switch makes getting hard to reach sockets a thing of the past and no need to scramble on the floor.  Simply plug the main unit into the socket and place the robust foot control in a convenient position to operate any appliance.  Price: £16.99


Friends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plus

When pressed this SOS button will automatically call 3 landline or mobile numbers set by you, one after another until answered.   The person receiving the call will be played your customised help message and you can then talk back to them through the pendant. Provides peace of mind, dignity and independence in your own home.  Price: £99.99


Uccello Power Pour Kettle

This Uccello Power Pour Kettle is designed to making a cup of tea a whole lot easier and is especially for individuals who suffer from arthritis or poor grip strength. The weighted base of the kettle arcs on a rotating axis to deliver hot water safely and steadily. Price: £42.99


Graphic History Blood Pressure Monitor – Upper Arm

This clinically tested upper arm blood pressure monitor will display your seven day weekly readings in a simple graph format both on the screen as well as on the large digital display.  The easy check colour classification guide tells you where you stand between normal, pre-hypertension and stage 1 or stage 2 hypertension. Price: £42.95

Our More Than Mobility website also stocks mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs and electric adjustable beds as well as a range of daily living aids so do visit our website for more on our mobility products and services.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Bed Products for National Bed Month

Sunday, March 19th, 2017 by morethan

March is National Bed Month a campaign organised by The Sleep Council.   Here at More Than Mobility we are promoting getting a good night’s sleep for National Bed Month by offering promotions on our new electric adjustable beds and bed accessories to help make your existing bed more comfortable.

It’s thought that a good sleep has amazing properties that make you healthier and happier, and can even add years to your life!  However the latest research is showing that in the UK we are getting less sleep each night!

  • One in five people admit to drinking alcohol to help them nod off.
  • More people are dependent on medication, meditation and music – but less dependent on their spouse. The number of Brits who don’t share a bed with their partner has increased from 8% to 12%.
  • Only 26% of people say the last thing they do at night is read – traditionally regarded as a ‘sleep inducing’ activity.

To ensure you get a good night’s rest we have a vast array of mobility bed products for you to choose from including our range of single, double, king and super king sized adjustable beds.  Our electric adjustable beds are specifically designed for anyone who struggles to get in and out of bed or who finds it difficult to get comfortable once they are in bed.

Prices start from as little as £398 with a choice of designs and styles to suit your bedroom.

Bed Accessories:  help make your existing bed more comfortable!

  • Wave Pillow: supports neck and shoulders and provides restful sleep.  £9.99
  • Lambswool Fleece: offers pressure relief and comfort to prevent pressure sores.  From £10.83
  • Kylie Washable Bedsheets:  soft quilted washable bed protection from leakage or spillage.  From £20.99
  • Bamboo Bed Tray: bed tray suitable for reading, writing or eating.  £24.99
  • High Vision Reading Lamps: designed to help reading and reduce headaches and eye strain.  Table or floor versions.  From £32.99
  • Harley Leg Raiser: supports back of knee and heel and removes pressure from lower back.   £50.99
  • Adjustable Bed Rail:  assists with getting in and out of the bed.  £64.99

Do take a look at our website for the full range of adjustable beds or bed accessories oralternatively feel free to call us on 0800 046 3949 for help and advice on getting a good night’s sleep.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Gifts for Mother’s Day: Sunday 26th March 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 by morethan

It’s that time of year where we all take the time and effort to make our Mum or Gran’s feel that bit extra special for Mother’s Day taking place next weekend on Sunday 26th March!

Is it time for her to get a new mobility scooter, fireside chair or a new walking stick? At More Than Mobility we are dedicated to making both your and your Mother’s life easier so we have a huge range of mobility gift ideas available in stock. From daily living aids, clothing, chairs to mobility scooters we have you covered.

Some of our best-selling Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

Daily Living Aids

Clothing & Footwear

How about a new nightie or bed jacket to keep your Mum nice and warm in bed.   From front button fastening nighties to open back nighties and a choice of bed jacket styles (button or tie-neck) and colours.

Alternatively take a look at the best-selling Fleecy Wrap – a comfy wrap with two handy pockets ideal for wearing any time.  Choice of 3 colours.   Buy Now for only £18.00!

Alternatively wouldn’t a new pair of comfy slippers or shoes be a nice treat! We have the well-known Cosyfeet shoes available in stock in our mobility stores or you can buy directly online through our partner Cosyfeet’s website.  These slippers and shoes are extra wide and roomy – perfect for swollen or extra wide feet!

Mobility Scooters & Walking Aids

Is your Mum or Gran struggling with walking or getting around as easily as they used to do? Then have you considered a walking aid such as a walker, rollator or even a new mobility scooter.  Lightweight tri-wheel walkers start from as little as £60 while new mobility scooters start from as little as £495!


Furniture & Chairs

Want to spend that little bit extra this year? We have the very best in some stylish and comfortable Fireside Chairs and Rise & Recline Chairs – with a choice of styles and colours to suit any living room.  Buy Now from £260!

To see our full range of mobility products suitable for your Mum or Gran do take a look at our website.  Also make sure you order before Wednesday 22nd March to have Mum’s present in time for Mother’s Day!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com