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.
When you have limited mobility, simple tasks can be a challenge.
Whether it’s from old age, disability or chronic pain, your body can become less agile and muscles become stiff or joints begin to ache. This can make it more difficult to go about your normal daily activities.
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.