It can be difficult to go about your daily life with confidence and ease, if you have limited mobility. Mobility scooters provide a safe and easy mode of transport for people of all ages to get to work, the shops, other community locations and even social events. They’re a great option for those wanting to get more independence and can be a cheaper alternative to buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle. When combined with accessible public transport they should be able to get you to most of the places you need to go!
Getting enough sleep is vital for our general health and wellbeing. Sleep not only allows our bodies to repair at night but also lets our brain consolidate memories and retain information. But if you have limited mobility or you’re recovering from an injury, getting good quality sleeping can be a challenge!
For wheelchair users, anyone with limited mobility or recovering from an injury – performing everyday tasks like washing and dressing can become challenging. Fortunately, there are a wide range of living aids available that provide convenience, independence and support when performing everyday activities.
The longer, warmer days are embraced by most of us after the cold winter months. For wheelchair and mobility scooter users, however, the increase in temperature can make staying cool and comfortable a real challenge.
Who doesn’t enjoy spending a relaxing afternoon on the couch with a good book or watching a movie? What isn’t enjoyable, is that stiff or sore feeling you can experience when you get up after sitting for a long period of time.
If you have back issues, reduced mobility or recently had surgery, getting in and out of a chair or off the couch can be even more difficult, painful and even cause further damage or injury.
Pressure injuries, otherwise known as pressure sores or ulcers, are areas of damaged skin and underlying tissue. They are caused by constant pressure or friction combined with low blood flow from lack of movement.
Having a hoist in your home can be life changing!
A hoist is a mechanical device with a sling attached to help transfer people with limited mobility from one place to another. Each hoist is designed to help the carer to pick up and transfer a person safely without putting any strain on their back or neck.
Spring is finally on the way and with it can come unpredictable weather. While you’re busy spring cleaning, it might also be time to consider some mobility scooter accessories to help you with everyday conveniences.
Choosing the right mobility scooter or power wheelchair is no easy task. There are hundreds of options and many things to consider, such as size, power and how far you’d like to travel.
Winter is well and truly here, and it’s a chilly one! For people with limited mobility, winter can be a worrying time due to reduced circulation, stiff joints, slippery surfaces and the dreaded flu. The good news is there are many ways to keep warm this winter, and we have some quick tips to help you stay healthy during the cold and flu season.