Wheelchair & Mobility Scooter Ramps

May 23rd, 2017 by morethan

For those individuals and families dealing with the day to day issues of having a disability; disabled wheelchair and mobility scooter ramps are incredibly beneficial as they allow ease of access through doors with a raised step or help putting a mobility scooter or wheelchair in the back of a car.

Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Ramps can help to increase your quality of life and allow you to get out and about and continue to live an active lifestyle.   There are various types available from portable roll-up ramps to more solid, heavy installations. Ramps assist in providing the elderly or disabled with greater mobility and independence. A disabled ramp is one of the most common provisions made by homebuilders for owners.

Here at More Than Mobility we stock a range of high quality ramps at very affordable prices:

Single Fold Aluminium Suitcase Ramps

These single fold aluminium ramps will always make life that little bit easier. They are high quality, corrosion resistant ramps which can be easily folded and carried like a suitcase.  Sold in various lengths from 2” to 6”.  Price from £85.00

Door Wedge Ramp

An ultra-lightweight wedge shaped ramp, designed to allow wheelchair and mobility scooters to overcome thresholds, patio and french doors.  Available in 3 standard heights. Price £175


6ft Smart Ramps

Designed for use with wheelchairs, powerchairs and mobility scooters. The ramps can be used to obtain safe access to motor vehicles, buildings and other inaccessible locations.   Folds in half for ease of storage and carry’s like a suitable when not in use.  Price £295


Flat Panel Scooter and Wheelchair Ramps

A one piece single panel ramp.  Lightweight, ultra-strong ramp, the ideal solution to provide access to buildings, for either residential or commercial applications. The Flat Panel Ramp is easy to position, handle and transport, it has a unique slip-resistant surface and a quality paint finish. Price £180


7” Telescopic Channel Ramp
These telescopic two-piece ramps extend to 7” and allows a wheelchair to travel up steps, over door thresholds or up into the back of vehicles. Price £195

Please see our website for our other mobility products including wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Make May Purple for Stroke Month

May 21st, 2017 by morethan

Make May Purple for stroke is the annual Stroke Awareness Month, taking place every May.

Across the UK more than a million people are re-building their lives after stroke, and the number of people affected by a stroke is set to rise. Get involved with Make May Purple and help to change the story for stroke survivors.

Muscle weakness after a stroke may lead to compromised grip strength:

Complete or partial loss of motor function is a very common side effect of stroke-related brain damage. Many patients lose strength or control of the body parts they depend on for everyday tasks because certain nerves and neurological connections may have been damaged during stroke.  Do take a look at some of our useful day to day mobility products suitable for stroke patients to help with muscle weakness:

Plug Tugs

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


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


Handybar

Get in and out of your car easily with this strong, simple device. The HandyBar, with its soft grip, non-slip handle for extra comfort and super strong forged steel shaft, creates a safe, solid support handle where it is needed. Price £27.50

Please visit our website for our other products related to stroke we stock everything from wheelchairs to mobility scooters and everything for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Rise and Recline Chairs

May 20th, 2017 by morethan

Electric rise and recliner chairs 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. Also for people who spend a lot of time in an armchair the additional seating positions can reduce the risk of pressure sores and allow time for a comfortable afternoon snooze!

As one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mobility products including rise and reclining chairs; More Than Mobility have an incredible selection of fabric and leather chairs including five NEW rise and recline chairs that we have recently added to our range:

NEW 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
This NEW 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

Southwold Hudson Rise & Recline Chair
This NEW Southwold Hudson chair is a luxury single motor rise and recline chair with a single tilt in space mechanism that enables higher leg elevation for improved circulation and comfort.   Choice of back supports – lumbar, waterfall and lateral for individual needs.  Choice of fabric colours.  Price £875

NEW 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.

Heddon Rise & Recline Chair
This NEW Heddon Cosi Rise & Recline Chair is a very easy to use dual motor chair with a modern over padding wing arm construction which offers additional comfort and support. Comfortable waterfall back.  Choice of fabric colours. Price £625

Essex Hudson Rise & Recline Chair
This NEW Essex Hudson chair is a luxury dual motor rise and recline chair that operates the backrest and footrest separately allowing for a more comfortable position. Choice of back supports – lumbar, waterfall and lateral for individual needs.  Choice of fabric colours.  Price £895

Sussex Hudson Rise & Recline Chair
This NEW Sussex Hudson chair is a luxury dual motor rise and recline chair with a tilt in space mechanism – the dual motor operates the backrest and footrest separately allowing for a more comfortable position while the tilt in space enables higher leg elevation (ankles above hips) for improved circulation. Choice of back supports – lumbar, waterfall and lateral for individual needs.  Price £995

If you are looking to purchase a new rise and recline chair or fireside chair then do take a look at our website – 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.

Finally if you would like a copy of our Rise & Recline Chair Buyers Guide you can download this online or you can call us on 0800 046 3949 and we can pop a copy in the post to you.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products for Dementia Awareness Week

May 19th, 2017 by morethan

“Set to be the 21st Century’s biggest killer, dementia will affect us all. But we can beat it. Together”

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Dementia Awareness Week is here (14th – 20th May) and The Alzheimer’s Society are asking everybody this year to “Unite against Dementia”.

See the below video for Meera Syals video on standing united against dementia.


NEW Dementia Care Mobility Product:

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.

  • Two display choices allows you to show the day, date and time or simply the day and whether it is morning or afternoon.
  • Automatic evening dimmer mode between 7am and 7pm – suitable for bedroom use.
  • Shows 12 hour and 24 hour clock times
  • 8″ LED backlight
  • Easy time and date setting – once set can be unplugged and moved without having to re-set the time

Please visit our mobility products website as we have a whole range of daily living aids available for people with dementia.

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Strength Training and Exercises For The Elderly

May 13th, 2017 by morethan

Exercising your muscles will increase not only your muscular strength but also your muscular endurance which is the ability to repeat a movement over and over again. Check with your doctor and ask if there are any precautions you should take.

Numerous studies have shown that strength training for the elderly and other exercises for seniors done regularly not only builds up bone and muscle but counteracts the weakness and fraility that usually comes with aging.

Elderly strength training for seniors and exercises for seniors can help with:

Before you start we recommend some general safety guidelines:

  • Make sure you warm up at least 10 minutes before exercise and cool down for at least 10 minutes after exercise.
  • Some soreness in the muscle belly can be expected but stop the exercise if you feel pain in your joints.
  • Maintain a good upright posture during all exercises.
  • Don’t hold your breath while exercising. Make sure you breathe on the exertion part of the exercise
  • Don’t grip your weights tightly
  • All movements should be done in a slow to moderate and deliberate manner.

Please visit our More Than Mobility website for mobility products that help with the building up your strength including the:

Pedal Exerciser with digital display

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. With this foldable and portable piece of equipment you can enjoy exercising whilst reading or watching the television. Price: £34.99

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Arthritis Care Week & Mobility Products To Help

May 11th, 2017 by morethan

This week we are supporting Arthritis Care Week. Arthritis Care is asking people to Wake up to Arthritis, to:

  • Raise awareness of the seriousness of arthritis
  • Remove the barriers that get in the way of people’s lives
  • Ensure that people living with arthritis know we’re here to help

Please visit the Arthritis Care Week website for information and support.

Medications can ease arthritis pain, but you may be wondering if there are other options. Still, here at More Than Mobility we stock a range of mobility products designed for arthritis patients. They can complement arthritis pain medication that your doctor has prescribed:

Beat pain with heat

Heat is helpful when placed on any area of the body that is sore. Heat increases blood flow to the area of discomfort, which can decrease muscle pain.   Take a look at our Hot Wheater Bottle for only £12.99!

Workout equipment

Ironically, one of the best things you can do to help joint issues is to exercise. While it’s never a good idea to push yourselfthrough joint pain, a regular workout routine can help relieve long-term arthritis symptoms.  Take a look at our Pedal Exerciser for only £34.99!

Walking aids

There’s no questioning the fact that exercise helps alleviate and prevent arthritis pain. If you’re at the point where basic mobility is painful on your own, then it might be worth considering a walking aid.

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
  • Ucello Power Pour Kettle – delivers hot water safely and steadily
  • 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 otherwise 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

Please visit our website for the full range of mobility products we stock we have everything from Mobility Scooters to Wheelchairs, Adjustable Beds to Stair Lifts and Rise and Recline Chairs to Daily Living Aids.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

ACTION FOR BRAIN INJURY WEEK

May 9th, 2017 by morethan

ACTION FOR BRAIN INJURY Week takes place this week (8th – 14th May) and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the devastating effects of brain injury, organised by leading charity Headway.

Around 1 million people visit A&E each year following a head injury.  While the majority of these people will experience no lasting effects, many others will be left with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that can have devastating and lifelong effects.   There are many possible causes of a traumatic brain injury including road traffic accidents, assaults, falls and accidents at home.

Research undertaken by Headway shows that some people struggle to come to terms with the new person they have become, whilst others positively embrace the change.  There is no escaping the fact that brain injury can affect personality as well as cognitive and physical abilities, which can impact dramatically on relationships and support networks.

The study found that 74% of brain injured survivors feel like a ‘new person’ following their injury.  77% feel that friends and family don’t understand the effects of injury, and 81% felt that their lives would be improved if people had a better understanding of brain injury.

A New Me provides a platform for people to creatively share their experiences in order to challenge misperceptions of braininjury while demonstrating the value of having access to the right help, at the right time, such as the support provided by Headway groups and branches and the other frontline services.

If you or somebody you know suffers for any brain injury at More Than Mobility we stock products that will make you or your loved one life easier.

Wheelchairs from £99!

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 so can be easily folded up for transportation and storage.

Daily Living Aids from £2.99!

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

Friends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plus 2 Way Speech Panic Button Phone

May 6th, 2017 by morethan

Providing peace of mind, dignity and independence in your own home

At More Than Mobility we understand the value of either your or a loved one’s independence so we wanted to let you know about the NEW Friends & Family Emergency Auto Dial Plus – a 2 way speech panic button phone. This new and innovative device gives you your freedom whilst offering friends and family the reassurance of knowing you can contact them “no matter what”.

When pressed the 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.

Like a normal telephone call, you can alert your friend or family member to your situation. They can take immediate action whether it is to call the emergency services or a neighbour or to arrange help with daily chores.

It also comes with a pendant with a generous 50 metre range so you can be either inside or in the garden. The pendant can also go up to 3 months between charges and warns when the battery is low or if the pendant is out of range.

Price:  £99.99 ex VAT

Please see our website for other great products offering peace of mind in your home. We stock a huge selection of daily living aids many of which will help in an emergency situation.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Dancing for Exercise!

April 24th, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we are big fans of music and dancing and we believe it can be a great stress reliever! From hip-hop to the foxtrot, dance fever is sweeping the nation, fuelled by popular TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing and BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels.

Regular dancing is great for losing weight, maintaining strong bones, improving posture and muscle strength, increasing balance and co-ordination, and beating stress.

One of the best things about dancing is that while you’re having fun moving to music and meeting new people, you’re getting all the health benefits of a good workout.

Before you start

Most accredited dance schools hold beginners’ courses and welcome people with disabilities. Dance schools are friendly and a great way to socialise.

Classes can cost as little as £5 – £10 for a 90-minute session. If the first class you try falls short of your expectations, don’t be put off. It’s worth trying a few different classes until you find the right one for you.

Find a dance class

BBC3’s Dancing on Wheels has done wonders for the sport of wheelchair dancing and raised its profile as a recreational activity. Wheelchair dancing is open to people of all abilities, including mixed ability dance partners. For more information and to find a class near you, visit the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association.

If you are looking for a new wheelchair then do take a look at our range of transit wheelchairs and self-propelling wheelchairs that start from as little as £99!

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Mobility Products For Parkinson’s Awareness Week: 10th – 16th April

April 13th, 2017 by morethan

Here at More Than Mobility we have been long-time supporters of Parkinson’s UK and this year we are supporting again Parkinson’s Awareness Week to help raise awareness about this disease and also promote some suitable mobility products for Parkinson’s sufferers to help everyday tasks.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. This means that it causes problems in the brain and gets worse over time.  There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s but there are lots of different treatments, therapies and support available to help you manage the condition.

The last significant drug discovery for Parkinson’s was over 50 years old so this year Parkinson’s UK are asking the public to support our research which in turn will help develop better treatments faster.

Visit Parkinson’s UK for information and support and information on how to get involved in the campaign.  Also there are local events taking place across the UK including coffee mornings, sponsored walks, etc. so take a look at the 2017 event map.

Mobility Products Suitable For Parkinson’s Sufferers

Here at More Than Mobility we stock a wide range of useful mobility products to help you with everyday tasks and will be a great additional to your Parkinson’s Everyday Kit.  Take a look at our top 10 best-sellers below or visit www.morethanmobility.com:

  1. Large Pill Box – 7 day pill dispenser
  2. Suction Cup Grab Bars – provide strong hold grab bars for bathrooms and toilets.
  3. Raised Toilet Seats – fits most toilets – choice of 2” or 4” available.
  4. Adjustable Backrest – adjustable and foldable to provide comfort.
  5. Assist A Tray – provides assistance getting in and out of your own chair.  Height adjustable with easy stand safety handle and swivel tray.
  6. X Fold Rollator – lightweight rollator to assist walking but folds easily into compact size.
  7. Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.
  8. Handybar – to help getting in and out of the car.
  9. One Touch Can Opener – opens round cans with one push of the button.

10. Power Pour Kettle – delivers hot water safely and steadily.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com