Information & Advice

A Focus On Longer-Term Health Conditions

A Focus On Longer-Term Health Conditions

Most people think of the elderly as having age-related health problems. This is true – an older body is weaker and more prone to illness and injury – but not every condition can be attributed to old age.

26 days ago
Adapting your Home for a Wheelchair User

Adapting your Home for a Wheelchair User

Years ago, there was a time when homes were built with few differences that set them apart from the house next door?

Unfortunately, back in those days, wheelchair access was barely a concern. Homes were built with narrow, steep staircases, equally narrow doorways and lots of irregularly shaped rooms.

2 months ago
Can Electric mobility scooters make us more active?

Can Electric mobility scooters make us more active?

Could a mobility scooter really make you more active? Aren’t they going to stop you from moving around, leaving you sitting for the rest of your life?

If you’re getting older and finding that staying fit and active is becoming harder, then you might be pleased to know that buying a mobility scooter could actually improve your fitness.

3 months ago
A Focus on Affordable Mobility Equipment For Carers

A Focus on Affordable Mobility Equipment For Carers

Carers UK recently published figures stating that there were 6.5 million carers across the UK. This included 20% of all people aged 50-64, and 1.3 million people aged 65 or over. These carers are people that shouldn’t be struggling financially, but will be due to their age.

Carers aged 50 and above might be unable to work. They will be providing care on a very limited budget. Financial support may be available, but won’t always be enough.

Even the younger generations of carers have their difficulties. 178,000 are under the age of 18, so won’t have their own good source of income, and a further 2.4 million people are ‘sandwich carers’, balancing their care of an elderly relative with raising their own families. Clearly, that doesn’t leave a lot of spare money.

3 months ago
Useful information when buying your first Mobility Scooter

Useful information when buying your first Mobility Scooter

People buying their first mobility scooters will find a wealth of information to sift through. All of this information could potentially be useful when you’re narrowing down your choice, whittling your options down to just one mobility scooter that you’d eventually like to buy.

3 months ago
Why Are Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters Becoming More Popular with Younger People?

Why Are Heavy Duty Mobility Scooters Becoming More Popular with Younger People?

It once might have been that mobility scooters were considered to be the reserve of the elderly. In recent years, that’s all changing.

Now, mobility scooters are often picked as the transport option of choice for younger people with mobility difficulties, many of which are in their 50s, 40s, 30s and even 20s.

3 months ago
Continuing Importance Of PPE For  Safety and Hygiene

Continuing Importance Of PPE For Safety and Hygiene

From the beginning of the global Coronavirus Epidemic, many countries became aware early, of the need for adequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), particularly for health professionals and key workers - much more likely to be exposed to harmful contamination in the carrying out of their daily duties.

4 months ago
Easier ways to open cans and jars in the kitchen

Easier ways to open cans and jars in the kitchen

The seemingly innocuous task of opening cans, bottles and jars, can create great difficulty for many people, as they struggle to use traditional can openers, like the one in the image above, due to the strength, coordination and grip needed - tight lids on jars or bottles can be equally as challenging.
6 months ago
Coronavirus and my elderly relatives - What should I do?

Coronavirus and my elderly relatives - What should I do?

The current Coronavirus outbreak, now classified by the WHO as having Pandemic characteristics, is leaving people with elderly friends and relatives with many areas of concern and confusion.

With the general advice from the Government being that we should all be limiting the amount of close proximity contact with others generally, how do we manage the necessity to manage to visit and being in contact with our elderly friends and relatives, without unknowingly putting them at increased risk of infection?

6 months ago