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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

Prolonging Your Mobility Scooter Battery Life

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 by morethan

When you first get your new mobility scooter or mobility scooter batteries, it’s a good idea to charge them fully and then run them down a few times. This can increase the likelihood of your batteries working to their full capacity in future.

Looking after and regularly changing your batteries will increase the maximum performance of your mobility product.   Batteries are likely to need replacing every 2-3 years although you may be able to use them for longer if you take care and check them regularly.

Below are some tips on prolonging your battery life:

  • Wheelchairs and scooters typically require two batteries with a 24 volt series connection and the size of batteries you need will depend on the type of mobility product you have bought.    Take a look at our battery finder to see which type of batteries you require.
  • Never mix and match different battery manufacturers or technologies or use batteries that do not have similar date codes.
  • Batteries need to be charged regularly to keep them working efficiently.  Typically you will need between 8 – 10 hours to do a full charge and even if you are not using your mobility product on a daily basis we recommend that you charge the batteries at least once or twice a week.
  • Never allow batteries to run completely flat.
  • Only use the charger that you have been supplied with your mobility scooter or powerchair.  Using an incompatible charger is likely to be detrimental to battery life.   If you need a new charger then do let us know and we can get one ordered for 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.  Therefore where possible try to run the scooter at least once a month.

Finally always make sure you have enough battery power for your trip before you set off and remember how far you go one way you need enough charge to get back home!  Also don’t forget that travelling up hills and using your lights will use up more battery power.

If you need a new mobility battery please visit our website where we have a variety of batteries available.  New batteries start from as little as £55 per pair!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility Enhanced Sidmouth Mobility Store!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by morethan

Last summer More Than Mobility expanded our business and opened a new mobility store in Sidmouth, Devon to complement our existing mobility stores in Plymouth and Northampton.

For new customers our Sidmouth store is located centrally in town on the high street and with parking near the store it is very convenient for customers coming from Sidmouth, Devon and Dorset and the surrounding areas.

For existing customers we have over the last six months refreshed the store layout and branding and have added the latest and NEW mobility products for you to try i.e. new mobility scooters, rise and recline chairs, adjustable beds, toileting & bathing aids, walking aids, wheelchairs, extra wide Cosyfeet footwear and a large range of daily living aids.  Do pop in and take a look at our new range and see what special offers we have on display!

You can contact the More Than Mobility Sidmouth store on 01395 519850 or visit at 75 High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LD.  Our opening hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 4pm on Saturday. www.morethanmobilitysidmouth.co.uk

The Sidmouth store was previously branded Hearing Health & Mobility; who have retained a hearing aid concession and continue to dispense hearing aids and associated products and services.  If you would like to book a hearing test appointment to take place in store on in the convenience of your own home do pop into the store or call us to book a slot.

Our More Than Mobility Stores offer:-

  • Personal service with experienced staff
  • Comprehensive range of mobility products and services at competitive prices
  • Free delivery on large items direct to your home in Sidmouth area
  • Specialist engineer delivery and set up available
  • Full 12 month warranty included on all products
  • Optional scooter insurance and extended warranty packages available
  • Home Demonstration available on request
  • Discreet Incontinence support available for purchases in store or online
  • FREE No Obligation Stairlift Survey & Quote from our local engineer
  • Range of payment and finance options available
  • Local engineer available for ongoing support

Also as More Than Mobility is a member of the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) you can be assured of excellent customer service and we abide by their Code Of Practice and Customer Promise:

  • We never pressure sell you anything
  • Offer professional assessments to individual requirements
  • Provide the best advice and product knowledge
  • Ensure the best customer and 100% after sales service
  • Comply with all UK legislation

We also our offering our regular Sidmouth customers a free cup of tea or coffee when they pop into our store this month. So if you are looking for a new mobility product or to upgrade your existing mobility product do pop in and check out our wide range of products and grab yourself a cuppa!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Cervical Cancer Week! #SmearForSmear 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 by morethan

Join jostrust.org.uk this Cervical Cancer Prevention week (22th – 28th January) and share #SmearForSmear to raise awareness of the importance of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer.

Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.

The facts

  • Every day in the UK 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer
  • 3 women lose their lives from the disease every day
  • Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35
  • 75% of cervical cancers are prevented by cervical screening (smear tests)
  • However 1 in 4 women do not attend this potentially life-saving test

Read personal stories from women affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer, their loved ones, volunteers and fundraisers.

Please visit the Jo’s Trust for more information on Cervical Cancer Week.

If you have recently been diagnosed with Cervical Cancer or undergoing treatment and are suffering with mobility, walking or lifting issues (common whilst having treatment for cervical cancer) then do take a look at our More Than Mobility website for the latest mobility, walking and daily living aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

6 Ways to Get Healthy After Christmas and New Year

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by morethan

We have all probably had a bit too much to drink or eat over the last few weeks but now it is time to get back to healthy living! Drinking and eating with family and friends is fun but it does have its cons if you always going over the limit.

Lose weight

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to lose weight but we all know how difficult it is to commit to especially if want immediate success.   Beware of the quickie cures as it is far better to lose weight in a controlled and healthy way which is therefore more likely to stay off.

Take up an exercise class

If you have taken a break from your usual fitness routine over the holidays or you fancy trying something new, ease yourself back into an exercise schedule by enrolling in a flexible class that will cater to your needs. Click here to find an over 60’s exercise class near you!

Quit alcohol for a month

If you’ve indulged in a Christmas and New Year tipple, or two, consider giving up drink for a month (e.g. Dry January or Dry February) to allow your body to regain a healthy balance. Studies have shown that abstinence for just one month can have a positive effect.

Cut down on the sugar

Stocked up on sugar-filled Christmas treats for your home? Consider cutting down on your sugar intake after New Year to allow your body to recover! As a rule, if a food packet contains a long list of ingredients, sugar is likely to be a dominant component of the product – check the packet before purchase.

Take it easy

Christmas and New Year can be a source of stress as well as cheer. Expectations are high and family tensions can be too. One of the best ways to get back into a healthy routine is to familiarise yourself with a good night’s sleep and your usual methods of relaxation at home. If you’ve noticed that stress has become an issue, use this quieter time of the year to identify possible stress causes and triggers which you can get help for in the year.

Reassess your diet

Wholegrain foods, lean meat, and low-fat dairy products can be eaten alongside fruit and vegetables to put a stop those feelings of hunger. Watch this video on Smart Snacking for top tips on the benefits of wisely planned snacks throughout the day.

Good luck and stay healthy.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 by morethan

Wishing you all a happy new year from More than Mobility.

Merry Christmas from More Than Mobility

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 by morethan

Another year has passed so quickly and here at More Than Mobility we want 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 as normal throughout the holiday period but will be shut on the following days:  From noon Saturday 24th December, all day Sunday 25th December, Monday 26th December, Tuesday 27th December, Saturday 31st December, Sunday 1st January and Monday 2nd January.

Customers can continue to order online as normal. Please note that any orders received after Friday 23rd December will be dispatched on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

Best Wishes

More than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

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

www.morethanmobility.com