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.
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.