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Movember & Men’s Health Awareness Month

Friday, November 10th, 2017 by morethan

If you are a man are you getting involved with Movember this month?  A lot of men grow aMovember moustache for the month of November and help raise funds for men’s health as well as being a bit of fun to see how far and long you can grow your moustache!   Go on and give it a go and do share your pictures with us.

Movember_Foundation_LogoThe Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising £402 million and funding over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

Alternatively both men and women you can take part in the “Move Challenge”:

MOVE is a 30-day physical fitness challenge. Set a distance goal that challenges you, and then walk, run, cycle, swim or row towards it. Move a little or a lot, solo or in a team. It’s not about being the fittest or the fastest, it’s about having fun, doing good and raising funds along the way.

Do something good for you, while doing something great for men’s health. The funds you raise will stop our sons, partners, brothers, fathers and friends from dying too young.

At More Than Mobility we have products available that will help if you are or you know somebody that have some health issues. We stock everything from mobility scooters, wheelchairs, bathing aids, adapted clothing & disability living aids – please visit our website to view our full range of products we have available.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Remembrance Sunday

Friday, November 10th, 2017 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we like to get involved with Remembrance Sunday by helping toRememberance Sunday sell poppies in our mobility stores and wearing our poppies with pride.   It is the time of year when as a nation we remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedoms.   Please do get involved as it is a matter close to our hearts as well as our customers.

As the custodians of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph Service and Parade in Whitehall on Sunday 12 November.

The Cenotaph Service is organised annually by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), with The Royal British Legion coordinating the poignant March Past.  Each year, veterans participate in the Cenotaph March Past.

Remembrance Sunday services are also held throughout the UK in local communities. Please check with your local authorities for details.

Also don’t forget the two minute silence which is held each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, marks the end of the First World War.

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Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Is it time for a NEW Rise and Recline Chair?

Friday, October 27th, 2017 by morethan

As the cold weather sets in and as Strictly Come Dancing continues and Dancing on Ice begins it may be time for a comfy new Rise and Recline Chair!  Perfect to keep you comfortable whilst watching the TV this autumn!

At More Than Mobility we stock a wide range of electric rise and recliner chairs which 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. As one of the leading suppliers of mobility products; More Than Mobility have an incredible selection of single motor and dual motor rise and recline chairs in choice of fabric or leather styles.

Some of our best-selling rise and recline chairs include:

Single Motor Rise & Recline Chairs

A single motor rise and recline chair controls the backrest and the foot plate at the same time.

Hamble Rise & Recline Chair hamble rise and recline chair
This Hamble Cosi Rise & Recline Chair is a very easy to use single motor chair with a modern over padding wing arm construction which offers additional comfort and support. Comfortable waterfall back.  Choice of fabric colours. Price £525


wallhugger rise and recline chairWallhugger Rise & Recline Chair
This Pride Wallhugger LL-805 Rise & Recline Chair is perfect for when space is limited in your home as it only requires 5” from the wall when reclined.   Comfortable pillow back style.  Choice of fabric colours. Price £595

Dual Motor Rise & Recline Chairs

A dual motor rise and recline chair controls the backrest and the foot plate individually and therefore offers more positions so that you can find your ideal seating position.

medina rise and recline chair

Medina Rise & Recline Chair

The Medina Rise & Recline Chair is a luxurious UK made dual motor chair in a beautiful waterfall back with choice of sizes (small, medium and large) and colours.  Price:  £895

lars leather rise and recline chairLars Leather Rise & Recline Chair

This Lars Rise & Recline Chair offers a high quality leather and bring a new contemporary style to the range.  Available in both single and dual motor in choice of 4 leather colours. Price £675 for single motor and £775 for dual motor.

If you are looking to purchase a new rise and recline chair or fireside chair then do take a look at our website to see our full range – we have a wide range of both single and dual action chairs in a variety of fabrics or leather.   Prices start from £450 in a choice of colours.   

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.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by morethan

The 11th International Brain Tumour Awareness Week will be held International Brain Tumour Alliancefrom Saturday, 21st October to Saturday, 28th October. The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) is a unique global network for brain tumour patient and carer groups around the world. They work alongside, and represent, members of our community – including researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals – to engage in advocacy, to raise awareness and to share information. Please visit their website for more information on Brain Tumours.

brain tumour weekThe 11th Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours will be held between 1 January and 31 December 2017. People are encouraged to undertake sponsored or unsponsored walks to raise awareness about brain tumours and to symbolically “donate” the mileage covered to the World Walk target of circling the Earth at the Equator (24,901 miles or 40,075 kms).

The IBTA does not wish to receive any funds raised by these walks or by other brain tumour awareness-raising activities. Funds raised should be donated to a local or national brain tumour support or research activity.

Organisations and individuals taking part in Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours can download a logo (shown right) to promote their walk here.

Mobility Products for Brain Tumour Sufferers

If you or somebody you know sufferers from a brain tumour please visit our website for a range of mobility products we stock everything from transit wheelchairs, electric power chairs, walking aids, daily living aids, bathing aids to walk in showers.

Wheelchairs from £99!wheelchair

Transit wheelchairs, or push wheelchairs, are designed for the mobility sufferer to be pushed by a companion; with four small, caster type wheels for easy motion and manoeuvring.  Light and compact. Prices from £99.

go chairGo Chair

This recently updated Pride Go Chair has been designed to be highly portable, lightweight and will quickly and conveniently disassemble into five manageable pieces to fit into most vehicles.  Improved agility and stability.  10 miles range and user weight up to 21 stone. Price £1,295

J600ES Power chairjazzy powerchair

The Jazzy J600ES power chair offers outstanding performance, excellent control and stability.  Its compact design and Active-Trac ATX Full Suspension allow this power chair to excel both indoors and outdoors making it a perfect all round power chair choice. 18 miles range.  Price £1,995

disability aids

Daily Living Aids from £2.99!

Finally we have a selection of disability aids and mobility products that are designed to help those with mobility issues to regain their independence and make the simple things in life that had previously become difficult, that little bit easier.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Accessible Bathing for the Elderly and Disabled

Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by morethan

bathroomFor many with mobility issues, it can be difficult to have a bath or shower efficiently. A lot of people find it awkward getting in and out of their bath or shower safely, particularly when they have no one around to help them.

Here at More Than Mobility we offer a vast array of bath aids for the elderly and disability bathing aids including accessible baths, accessible showers and wet rooms that will help you enjoy bathing independently again, with both comfort and ease.

Bathing Aids - 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 and shower mats, shower seats and stools, perching stools and suction grab bars, to name just a few.

All products available to buy online or via the telephone for quick delivery.

Bath Lifts - for those who wish for ease of access to their bath without having to install a new bath or shower, our selection of self-install bath lifts is the ideal solution.  These motor driven bath lifts, which you control using a waterproof handset, will lower you into the bath and out again.  Most have a supportive backrest, some which angle back, allowing you to easily recline when immersed in the bath.

Again all products available to buy online or via telephone for quick delivery.  Alternatively pop into one of our mobility stores to see a demo.

Accessible Baths – range of walk in baths available for all types of bathrooms – small tub style walk in baths for areas that are not large enough for full size baths, such as a cloakroom, or even the corner of a bedroom as well as full length walk in baths which can replace your existing bath.   We can also do walk in shower baths which are great for a busy family.

All our walk in baths are leak-proof, and easily accessible, with thermostatic temperature control, and two wastes so the bath empties twice as fast!    Optional power baths available to lift you in and out of the bath without the need for assistance.

Accessible Showers & Wet Roomswalk in showers make showers accessible to those with mobility issues. Whether you need a walk in shower that is wheelchair accessible, or a complete wet room we can supply, build and install your shower to meet your exact requirements. From step-in walk in showers, to low-level or level access walk in showers, cubicle or sit in showers.

For accessible baths and accessible showers it is important to visit your home to recommend the right product for your bathroom.  Sit back confident in the knowledge that you have made the right choice end enjoy the ideal bathing experience.  Prices start from £4,500 including full installation, a comprehensive guarantee and aftercare customer support.   Call Today on 0800 046 3949 for a FREE NO OBLIGATION quote!

Our team can guide you through the process of selecting the right disability bathing aids for your needs; simply browse through our different types of bathing aids by clicking on the product links above. 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.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For World Osteoporosis Day: October 20th 2017

Friday, October 20th, 2017 by morethan

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture.  Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as a result of a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability.  Therefore wherever possible it is best to avoid bumps and falls in and around your home.

Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) takes place every year on October 20th; dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) every year, World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries. #LoveYourBones

If you are in need of products to help with osteoporosis and in particular products to help avoid falls; More Than Mobility are leading suppliers of mobility equipment and useful daily living aids in the UK!  We have a huge range of products to choose from including wheelchairs, mobility scooters, bathing aids, walking aids and daily living aids.

Escape Lite Transit Wheelchairwheelchair

The Escape Lite aluminium wheelchair has been designed to be lightweight practical and easy to transport.  Available in choice of seat width and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

leg lifterLeg Lifter

The broad webbing cradles the foot, whilst the stiffened shaft allows full control over the movement of the leg and foot.  Ideal for use after hip replacements.

HurryCane All Terrain Cane Folding Walking Stick

This unique all terrain cane folding walking stick stands up by itself and never falls over – its patented pivotal base provides superior balance and stability.

suction cup barsSuction Grab Bars

12” suction cup grab bars to provide stability and support and are commonly fitted in bathrooms and toilets where support while standing sitting or walking is often required.

Toilet Seat & Frametoilet frame

Sturdy, height adjustable toilet seat and frame designed to raise height of existing toilet to ease sitting down and standing up.  Non-slip.

stairliftFinally if you are struggling with the stairs in your own home and you are becoming vulnerable to slips and falls; then you might want to consider installing a stair lift.  A stair lift would all you to take back access to all of your home and never struggle with stairs again!  Installing a stair lift can greatly improve your independence, and allow you to continue living in, and indeed enjoying, all the areas of your home. More often than not, a new stair lift means there is no need to move home, which can be a very stressful and expensive alternative.

Call us today on 0800 046 3949 for a FREE in home no obligation quote.   New stair lifts start from as little as £1,250 and can be installed within days.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW PRODUCT: HurryCane All Terrain Cane Folding Walking Stick

Monday, October 16th, 2017 by morethan

Most walking sticks and canes are fine for standing. But what about when you’re getting up from a chair, gettinghurricane 1 out of a car and climbing up stairs? Traditional canes just weren’t designed for it. But the very first time you use a HurryCane®, you realize how delightfully different it is.

This unique all terrain cane folding walking stick stands up by itself and never falls over – its patented pivotal base provides superior balance and stability.

Stabilises Like a Foot
Just like the human foot, the HurryCane® gives you 3 points of contact for superior balance and stability. It naturally simulates your instinctive walking motion. Whether you’re sitting or standing, the SteadiGrip™ base gives you more traction at almost any angle.

hurrycanePivots Like an Ankle
The ankle is the most complex joint in the body because it has the trickiest job: support your full weight while giving you the flexibility to walk, run and turn on a dime. It automatically pivots to help you maintain balance on inclines, uneven ground and shifting terrain. We designed the HurryCane’s proprietary pivot head to meet the same demanding standards − and it does it all, automatically.

Height Adjustable
People come in all different heights. That’s why we engineered the HurryCane® to lengthen and shorten in seconds. With just the push of a button, it instantly adjusts to the right height. The Freedom Edition™ has 8 height settings, ranging from 30.5″ to 37.5″.

Bends Like a Knee
Your knees bend to help you get in and out of restrictive places like cars. But the HurryCane® Freedom Edition™ is even better: instead of one joint, you get 3! When you need to store it in a purse, glove box or under a chair, the HurryCane® folds up in seconds to one-third its normal size; and when you need it, it can be assembled almost instantly. While our cane has three joints, it’s still strong and sturdy enough to support up to 25 stone.

Available in choice of 4 colours:  black, blue, red and purple.

Take a look at the US TV commercial (UK TV commercial starting early 2018) by clicking here.

Price:  £29.99 ex VAT

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we are big supporters of the Breast Cancer Care charitybreast cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness Month which takes place every October.

Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this month and up to 60,000 this year.  However more people than ever are surviving (especially if it is caught early), but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK.  Therefore we recommend all women to check their breast regularly for any signs or symptoms.

Know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer can include:

  • a change in size or shape
  • a lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of the breast
  • a change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an orange)
  • redness or rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
  • your nipple has become pulled in or looks different, for example changed its position or shape
  • liquid that comes from the nipple without squeezing
  • pain in your breast or your armpit that’s there all or almost all of the time
  • a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone

It’s not just a lump – there are other signs and symptoms of breast cancer to look out for too. Get to know what’s normal for you, so you can spot any unusual changes quickly.

You can show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by buying and wearing a pink ribbon pin today.  Click here to get your pink ribbon.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

World Arthritis Day – 12th October

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by morethan

Thursday 12th October is World Arthritis Day #WAD2017 and this year the message is Early arthritisDiagnosis:  ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today.

The ‘Don’t Delay, Connect Today’ campaign aims to highlight the importance of early diagnosis of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage people with RMDs, their carer’s, families and friends to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMDs.

With your support, we can work together towards earlier diagnosis and timely access to evidence-based treatment!  Help raise awareness by learning about the symptoms of RMDs:

  • Inflammation indicated by joint swelling, stiffness, redness, and/or warmth
  • Persistent muscle and joint pain
  • Tenderness
  • Extreme fatigue, lack of energy, weakness, or a feeling of malaise
  • Stiffness and restricted range in movement or flexibility
  • Joint deformity
  • Symptoms affecting the internal organs
  • Invisible symptoms e.g. depression and anxiety

Why is early diagnosis important?
Early diagnosis is key to preventing further damage, but RMDs often receive delayed or no diagnosis. This is often due to a lack of awareness – it’s important to know the symptoms of RMDs, and to contact a healthcare professional if you have concerns. If not treated appropriately, daily activities are affected – reducing peoples’ quality of life and affecting physical abilities.

Kettle

Mobility Products for Arthritis Sufferers

If you or somebody you know suffers from arthritis please visit our More Than Mobility website. We have a range of mobility products available to help with customers suffering with arthritis on a day to day basis.

This includes the Uccello Power Pour Kettle designed to making a cup of tea a whole lot easier and is especially for individuals who suffer from arthritis or poor grip strength.   Price only £42.99 ex VAT.

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Other mobility products suitable for arthritis sufferers include:

  • Good Grips Cutlery – soft comfortable non-slip handles
  • Easi-Grip Gardening Tools – designed to minimise stress on wrist and non-slip offering greater comfort and control
  • HandSteady – drinking cup that stays upright but tilts easily
  • One Touch Can Opener – opens cans of all types with just one push of a button
  • Aluminium Reacher – allows the user to pick up or move items that would
  • can openerotherwise be out of reach
  • Plug Tugs- makes removing fiddly plugs less of a hassle and makes using electrical sockets much easier
  • Seat Belt Reacher convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their seat belt.
  • HandyBar – helps with getting in and out of the car
  • Magnetic Shirt – men’s magnetic shirt with hidden magnets instead of buttons.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Specialist Housing Care Schemes: Assisted Living and Extra-Care Housing

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by morethan

We often get asked about the levels of care available and what is assisted living. Assisted living and extra care schemes provide a more intensive level of support than traditional sheltered housing for older people who need some personal care or other types of help, but who are otherwise able to live safely and independently on their own. There will usually be at least one member of staff on hand 24 hours a day.

The type of care and housing offered will vary from scheme to scheme. Care staff will usually be on call 24 hours a day, to provide personal care as and when you need it. Personal care includes things like washing and dressing, cleaning and shopping but not medical care that would need to be provided by a qualified nurse.

Additional facilities are often available to cater for people who are not able to get out regularly, perhaps including a restaurant, shop, gym, hobby room, and so on. Activities may be arranged regularly, as in sheltered housing, commonly with an emphasis on improving or maintaining residents’ health and wellbeing. Some schemes are able to continue caring for people who develop dementia.

Similar schemes may also be called very sheltered, close care or continuing care communities.

If you would like to find out more or find assisted living in your area visit Housing Care.org.

More Than Mobility is a leading supplier of mobility products. If you or somebody you know is in need of products to aid mobility around the home visit our website we have a huge range of adjustable beds, stair lifts, rise and recline chairs and daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com