Posts Tagged ‘mobility’

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.

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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

Valentine’s Day & National Heart Month

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 by morethan

This Month is National Heart Month and for this year’s Heart Month the British Heart Foundation is encouraging everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.

There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).  Every single one of us has a heart which means every one of us is at potential risk.

Managing your diet, keeping fit, and watching your blood pressure are just a few important factors.   The British Heart Foundation’s webpage has information about heart diseases and how you can beat them.   And, don’t forget to get your free fundraising kit!

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Its Valentine’s Day today and from all of us at More Than Mobility we wish you a happy one. If you are looking for a movie to watch we have listed below some Valentine’s favourites:

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by morethan

Happy new year from More Than Mobility! We hope you had a good time over the holidays. Now the holiday period has come to an end and the sales have begun we have some special offers available.

Deluxe Perching Stool

Height adjustable perching stool that has a padded seat and back rest for comfort, and angled, height adjustable legs that give a wide base for maximum stability and improved user safety.  Suitable for use in the kitchen or shower.   Was £55.99 Now £44.99

Handy Height Adjustable Trolley

Height adjustable trolley to help transport items from one room to another.   It can be used as a temporary table or sitting downHandy Height Adjustable Trolley for a meal. 2 easy to clean trays and angled handles to improve grip and stability. Was £45.00, Now £40.00

Bellavita Bath Lift

This bath lift helps with getting in and out of the bath.  Light and easy to install and operate.   Perfect for those who wish for ease of access to their bath without having to install a new bath or shower.  These motor driven bath lifts, which you control using a waterproof handset, will lower you into the bath and out again.  Comes with a supportive backrest and with angle back, allowing you to easily recline when immersed in the bath.  Was £275.00, Now £255.00Bellavita Bath Lift

Visit our website for the full range of special offers on mobility products that we have available.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Merry Christmas from More Than Mobility

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by morethan

Another year has passed so quickly and here at More Than Mobility we wantchristmas to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to thank you for your custom this last year.

Christmas Customer Service Opening Hours

Please note our office and customer service/telephone lines will be open from 9am – 1pm on Wednesday 27th December, Thursday 28th December, Friday 29th December and Saturday 30th December.   However they will be shut on the following days:  Sunday 24th December, Monday 25th December, Tuesday 26th December, Sunday 31st December and Monday 1st January.

Customers can continue to order online as normal. Please note that any orders received after noon Friday 22nd December will be dispatched on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Hurry, Christmas Gifts Still Available at More Than Mobility!

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 by morethan

Keep Mum, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma happy this Christmas with our fantastic range of Mobility Christmas Gifts. This is where you’ll find wonderful Christmas Gifts for all the special people in your life. Unique gifts for him, for her to help with daily activities and for your home.

Say hello to big gifts at small prices!  Order now to delivery before Christmas – last order date is next Wednesday 20th December 2017.

Christmas Gifts Under £10

Long Handle Bath SpongeLong Handle Bath Sponge

This long handle sponge can be used in the shower or bath to help reach places such as the toes more easily. It features a built-up hand-grip that is easy to hold, even for those with a weaker grip. Price: £6.99

Key TurnerKey Turner
This key turner provides extra leverage for easy turning of keys.  Curved handle fits comfortably in the hand allows for easy turning. Heavy duty plastic handle. Price £6.99

Christmas Gifts Under £25

This folding walking stick comes with a glow grip handle which makes it easier to see in the dark. Height adjustable by simply pushing a button and comes with a wrist strap to prevent the stick from being dropped when not in use. Price: £12.99

Fleecy Wrap

This fleecy wrap is perfect for keeping the chills off your shoulders and arms.  Available in 4 colours and comes with two handy pockets. Price: £18.00

Christmas Gifts Under £50

Uccello Power Pour Kettle

This lightweight kettle comes with its own tipper and is ideal for those with arthritis or are

getting frail as it has an effortless power-steering pour action which directs hot water to the fixed position of the cup – all without removing the kettle from its cradle. Price: £42.99

Deluxe Overbed Table

This deluxe overbed table has one large tilt surface, one smaller static surface and is ideal for use in the bedroom or lounge.  Easy to assemble and has a melamine coated top and all round lipped edging which is ideal for preventing your magazine, papers or jigsaw from slipping off the edge.  Price: £48.99

Christmas Gifts Over £50

PhoneEasy Display Telephone
The PhoneEasy Display Telephone has big button keys and an easy to read display with large characters, making it ideal for use by the visually impaired. Price: £54.99

Digital Day Clock

This digital day clock is ideal for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss as it has a large, clear 8″ screen to show the day, date and time.  Price:  69.00

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Top Mobility Christmas Gifts Ideas!

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 by morethan

christmas Make a list and check our More Than Mobility website to spoil everyone you love with mobility gifts this Christmas. Find something you know they’ll love from our range of brilliant mobility gifts.

With something for every budget, as well as perfect stocking fillers, we can help everyone have a very merry Christmas from as little as £3.99!

Top Gifts under £10

Bath Back Scrub

This long bath back scrub can help to wash and ex-foliate your back and those difficult areas to reach.  Price:  £6.99

Adjustable Shoe Horn

These adjustable long shoe horns are designed to assist those who have difficulty bending or following hip or knee surgery. Adjustable Shoe HornPerfect to help put on and off your shoes! Choice of two colours.  Price:  £9.99

Fun Plates

These fun mobility scooter plates enable the personalisation of wheelchairs and mobility scooters. They have Velcro strips on the reverse so that they can be attached easily. The plates can display whatever the user chooses, such as their name or funny messages. Price £7.99

Top Gifts Under £25

Reading RestVibrating Pill Reminder Box

Vibrates to remind you to take your pills.  A complete medication planner with five pill compartments, each with vibration and/or sound reminder alarm. Ideal for those with limited sight or hearing. Can be set for five alarm reminders per day. Price £13.99

Reading Rest

This stylish wooden reading rest is great for displaying cookery books and allows you to assume a more relaxed posture whenreading.  Choice of colours. Use at a table, kitchen or desk.  Price:  £16.99

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

Top Gifts Under £50

High Vision Reading LightsHigh Vision Reading Lights

These specifically designed high vision reading lights that use near daylight bulbs allow you to read and concentrate for longer, helping to relieve eyestrain and headaches.  Choice of table or floor lamp.   Price from £32.99

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. Price from £29.99

Pedal ExerciserHurryCane All Terrain Cane Folding Walking Stick

The type of exercise that this type of machine offers is low impact and ideal for general exercise and rehabilitation treatment.  It can be used for the upper or lower body.  The pedal exerciser assists in restoring muscle strength, circulation, co-ordination and fitness.  It can be used on the floor to improve the lower body or on a table top as an arm exerciser. Price £34.99

Top Gifts Over £50

Digital Day ClockDigital Day Clock

The easy to read, Digital Day Clock features a large 8 inch screen and is designed to help people living with dementia or memory loss. The automatic nocturnal mode, dims the display between 7pm -7am making it perfect for bedroom use. Price £69.00

Friends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plus

Auto Dial Plus gives you your freedom whilst offering friends and family the reassurance of knowing you can contact them noFriends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plusmatter what.

When pressed, the SOS button will automatically call three landline or mobile numbers set by you, one after another until answered. The person receiving the call will be played your customized “help”; message and you can then talk to them through the pendant. Price £99.99

Please visit our website to see our full range of Christmas Gift Ideas.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

P.S.  Please note that the last order date for guaranteeing goods to be with you before Christmas is Noon Wednesday 20th December 2017.

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

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

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