Commonly called a bed sore, pressure ulcer or decubitus ulcers, pressure injuries occur when sitting or lying for long periods of time without changing position. They refer to areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by constant pressure or friction. This reduces blood, oxygen and nutrient supply and causes excessive pressure that can result in skin discolouration, loss or damage.
Walking aids are a great way to maintain your independence if you deal with limited mobility or have issues with stability. They provide a sturdy support to allow you to get out and about without worrying about needing help, getting too tired, tripping, falling or losing your balance.
The bedroom is one of the most inhabited rooms in any home – and for many people, it’s their safe haven. Because you spend so much time in there, it is important that it’s made a safe and comfortable place, particularly when you have mobility issues.
Whilst it’s imperative that there is mutual respect between road users, pedestrians and mobility scooter users, here are some important safety tips that may help to keep you safe out on Victoria’s footpaths and roads.
Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle can sometimes be difficult for anyone, but it can be especially tough for those who have a disability or mobility issues.
Can you believe it’s December already?! We’re all busy putting up our decorations and finishing our Christmas shopping. But, amongst all the Christmas madness, we need to make sure that everyone feels included. After all, Christmas is a time for togetherness and celebration!
News outlets are predicting major Australian cities could experience up to 50 degree heat this summer! We’ve created a cool guide to help you keep your temperature down during the hotter months of the year, with a specific focus on accessability
2.2 million Australians of working age are living with a disability. Their varied experiences, challenges and skills, can contribute additional value to any workplace, making it important to consider accessibility and the ability to accommodate employees with different mobility needs in the workplace. Employees with a disability represent a substantial opportunity for businesses.
Having access to transport, or being able to transport yourself is a key part of independence for most people. As our lifestyles and mobility change, getting in and out of the car can become more of a challenge. In order to keep you (or your loved ones) enjoying the life you want, we have covered some of the best ways to help you stay mobile.
Parents and grandparents are increasingly moving in with children and grandchildren to stay in the midst of family life, and receive care and assistance while remaining independent. Some seniors will have high care needs, while others will only need a few adjustments to make the home comfortable.