Archive for March, 2018

Easter Opening Hours & Deliveries

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by morethan

Happy Easter from all of us at More Than Mobility.  We hope you have a nice time with friends and family.

Please note our office and customer service/telephone lines will be shut on Good Friday 30th March, Easter Sunday 1st April and Easter Monday 2nd April.   We will be open as usual on Easter Saturday 31st March from 9am – 5pm.  Customers can continue to order online as normal or call us on 0800 046 3949 on Easter Saturday 31st March .  Orders received after Thursday 29th March will be processed and dispatched on Tuesday 3rd April.

Our Northampton, Plymouth and Sidmouth mobility stores will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday but will be open as usual on Easter Saturday.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

SAVE £££s in our Northampton Mobility Store Sale

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 by morethan

If you are in the Northampton area this weekend do pop in and see our Northampton Store Sale that we are running until end of March.

We have many mobility products on special offer from adjustable beds, mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs plus daily living aids.  Do pop in and take a look.

Below are a few photos from our SALE displays:

Our More Than Mobility Northampton store is located in the Weston Favell Shopping Centre on the downstairs floor opposite the disabled toilets. With free parking and disabled parking just a few feet from our front door it is the most convenient retail outlet for customers coming from Northampton, Wellingborough and Kettering.

Our full Northampton address is More Than Mobility, 25 Weston Favell Shopping Centre, Northampton NN3 8JZ.  Alternatively you can call us on 01604 407702 or 0800 046 3949.  We are open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

National Bed Month: 7 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 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.

Sleep. We all do it, but many of us don’t do it well. A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy existence, protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep, have bad dreams, can’t wake up in the morning and then feel constantly tired!

Fortunately, there are many practical ways to improve your sleeping habits. Find out our advice on sleep with the following seven steps.

1)     Your Bedroom – in order to get a restful night’s sleep you need the right setting, which means a clean, peaceful and welcoming room.

  • When it’s time for bed, make your room completely dark.
  • Maintain an ambient temperature in your room. If you’re too hot or too cold, you won’t sleep soundly.
  • A tidy room makes for a tidy mind… and a restful night’s sleep!
  • Say no to technology in the bedroom! That means avoiding televisions and computers.
  • LED displays are particularly troublesome when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. When it’s time to snooze, switch off your mobile phone, tablet, and any alarm clocks with a digital display.
  • Avoid treating your bedroom like an extension of the rest of your house. That means you shouldn’t use it for work, watching TV, eating, and even talking on the phone.
  • Add special touches to the space, which will help you feel more connected and peaceful. Family photographs, plants, flowers and ornaments will help to create a room that’s pleasant and relaxing.
  • Avoid using certain colours when decorating. Remember that bright reds, yellows and oranges are jarring, while browns and whites are boring and drab. Instead, choose soft, muted tones that will make you feel calm.
  • Certain smells can affect your mood, helping you to feel more calm and relaxed. Lavender and germanium are naturally calming, so invest in some essential oils to help you drift off.

2)     Your Bed – The foundation of a great night’s sleep is a comfortable bed. The right bed and mattress can make a huge difference between a restful and restless night.  If you regularly wake up with aches and pains, it’s probably time to change your bed or mattress.

3)     Your Lifestyle – there are simple ways to adjust your lifestyle to promote a better night’s sleep.

  • Reduce the intensity of artificial light in your home by using dimmer switches or low wattage bulbs.
  • Maintain a regular bedtime routine and sleep pattern.
  • Use a hot water bottle if you get cold.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine before bed.
  • Switch off your tech a couple of hours before bedtime – that includes your phone!
  • Empty your bladder before bed, and try not to consume too many liquids before you sleep.
  • Don’t nap during the day.

4)     Diet - what you eat, and when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep, food and drink you consume has a drastic effect. The best foods for sleep include milk, cherries, chicken and rice, while fatty meat, curry and alcohol are some of the worst. Some people choose not to eat after 6pm, as late meals can make it difficult to sleep.

5)     Sports and exercise can help you to enjoy a better quality of sleep. Working out effectively can tire your body out gently, promoting a better night’s sleep. Releasing pent up tension through exercise is also highly beneficial, helping to banish stress before bedtime. Exercising also lowers your body’s temperature, which induces better sleep. However, there are several things to keep in mind when exercising to improve your sleeping habits.

6)     Stress and Worry: Scientists have found a direct correlation between anxiety and rhythm of sleep. When a person is anxious, their heart rate increases, which causes the brain to ‘race’, too. An alert mind produces beta waves, making you far too stimulated to sleep. To make matters worse, an active brain triggers other worries, so it’s even harder to achieve sleep.

7) Relaxation & Other Therapies – many of us lead stressful lives. Demanding jobs, long hours and active families all contribute to a hectic lifestyle, and that’s not helped by the intense media that surrounds us. These elements make it very difficult to wind down, but fortunately there are a few relaxation techniques that can help promote a deep, restful sleep including learning how to Relax your body, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) just before you go to sleep.

To ensure you get a good night’s rest; here at More Than Mobility we have a 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
  • Bed & Chair Raisers: raises the height of your bed.   £20.99
  • Bamboo Bed Tray: bed tray suitable for reading, writing or eating.  £24.99
  • Mattress Protector: dust mites & allergy mattress protector and repels liquids and protects your mattress:  £24.99
  • High Vision Reading Lamps: designed to help reading and reduce headaches and eye strain.  Table or floor versions.  From £32.99
  • Deluxe Overbed Table: twin top table and anti slip lipped edge to stop papers, jigsaws slipping off the edge.  £48.99
  • Harley Leg Raiser: supports back of knee and heel and removes pressure from lower back.   £50.99
  • Bed Cane: assists with sitting up and getting in and out of bed.  £99.00

Do take a look at our website for the full range of adjustable beds or bed accessories or alternatively 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

Mother’s Day Mobility Gifts: Sunday 11th March

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 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 this weekend on Sunday 11th March!

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, walking sticks, fireside chairs to mobility scooters we have you covered.

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

Daily Living Aids

  • Bath Back Scrub: long bath back scrub can help to wash and ex-foliate your back and those difficult areas to reach. £6.99
  • Reading Rest: use at a table, kitchen or desk. £16.99
  • HurryCane All Terrain Cane Folding Walking Stick: unique all terrain cane folding walking stick stands up by itself and never falls over – its patented pivotal base provides superior balance and stability. £29.99

  • High Vision Reading Lamps: designed to help reading and reduce headaches and eye strain.  Table or floor versions.  From £32.99
  • Uccello Power Pour Kettle:  delivers hot water safely and steadily – suitable for people with weaken hand grip – £42.99

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 2 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!

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 Thursday 8th March to have Mum’s present in time for Mother’s Day!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Hearing Difficulties & British Sign Language

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by morethan

Congratulations to The Silent Child film which one the short film at The Oscars last weekend.  Hopefully this will helped raise the profile of people of all ages with hearing difficulties and the use of sign language.   Below are a few facts on sign languages and how if you are struggling with your hearing; how you can get a free hearing test.

Within Britain the most common form of Sign Language is called British Sign Language (BSL). BSL has its own grammatical structure and syntax, as a language it is not dependant nor is it strongly related to spoken English. BSL is the preferred language of around 145,000 people within the UK.

Another form of sign language used in Britain is known as Sign Supported English (SSE). SSE is not a language in itself. SSE uses the same signs as BSL but they are used in the same order as spoken English. SSE is used to support spoken English, especially within schools where children with hearing impairments are learning English grammar alongside their signing, or by people who mix mainly with hearing people.

A Worldwide Language?

Many hearing people have the false impression that Sign Language is a worldwide universal language, but this however is far from the truth. Because of the isolated nature of Sign Language there is even significant variation from city to city within Britain, this is known as regional variation and can be thought of as being similar to regional accents and colloquialisms found in spoken languages. Other countries have their own sign language.

Visit the British Sign website for online course, BSL Books, Online and CD – Rom dictionaries and lesson plans.

More Than Mobility works in partnership with a hearing aid company that offers a FREE hearing test in your home, at your convenience and with no obligation to buy.

OUR HEARING OFFER INCLUDES

  • Free No Obligation Hearing Test in the comfort and privacy of your own home
  • Your own client advisor to ensure your total satisfaction
  • Hearing aids at realistic prices
  • Full peace of mind 60 days money back guarantee
  • Free unlimited aftercare for the life of the aids – free testing, fitting & ongoing fine tuning
  • Fully qualified hearing aid audiologists
  • Helpful and friendly local service
  • Transparent pricing
  • 2 years standard manufacturer’s warranty
  • Full range of the very latest technology from all the major manufacturers

When you purchase your hearing aids from More Than Mobility there is a full 60-day money back guarantee, and all the aftercare is free – you pay only for aids themselves and batteries. So why not give us a call on FREEPHONE 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Renovating Your Home For Old Age

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by morethan

Nearly 90% of older people say they want to live at home for as long as possible, so making your home accessible now is in your best interest. Here are some ideas to consider implementing in your home—just remember to consult with a professional before attempting any major construction.

Easy changes you can implement now

1) Install grab bars in the shower or toilet. All bathrooms can benefit from the addedsecurity a grab bar provides.   Grab bars start from as little as £5.99.

2) Install a shower seat. Standing in the shower for a long period of time can be tiring for older adults. A foldable shower seat can give them a needed rest, and can be stowed away when not in use.

3) Replace doorknobs with lever handles. Lever handles are much easier to operate than traditional doorknobs for those with arthritis and other hand ailments.

4) Install recessed lighting that illuminates cabinets and counter tops. Installing task lighting to brighten work spaces in kitchens, laundry rooms and closets is a great way to improve living spaces for elders. You could install recessed lighting directly into your rooms.

5) Install sensor lighting at each entry. This is a good safety feature for any house, but can especially help older occupants with impaired night time vision feel secure at home.

More intensive renovation options

6) Have a light switch at every entrance to a room. And make sure the switch can be reached from a wheelchair.

7) Have visual contrast at every level change, including steps. This will help the vision-impaired avoid trips and falls.

8 ) Replace old hardwood or tiles with slip resistant flooring. Pay special attention to high-use areas like entryways and high-risk areas like bathrooms and kitchens.

9) Install a walk-in shower or wet room. Even minor changes in elevation can be hazardous for those with mobility problems so consider a walk in shower or wet room.   Call today for a free no obligation quote.

10) Install a stair lift – this can greatly improve your independence, and allow you to continue living in, and indeed enjoying, all the areas of your home.  Call today for a free no obligation quote.

Here at More Than Mobility we have a huge range of mobility products available on our website; do visit www.morethanmobility.com to see the full range.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Hurry: £50 Off Offer Ending Today!

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by morethan

Last orders for our New Year Special Offer of £50 off when you spend over £500 on mobility products at More Than Mobility. This offer is coming to an end today so hurry to not miss out!

Please quote NY2018 when ordering online or via telephone to claim your £10 off.

We are your one stop shop for all your mobility needs and we have everything from products to help in the home to mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

Please visit our website to see our great range.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com