- Thursday, 14 November 2013
Mobility aids play a vital role in the lives of millions of elderly and disabled people. Whether enabling users to go on their daily shopping trips, travel to their workplace, or simply to continue living independently in their own homes, these appliances quickly become a necessity which people cannot live without.
Naturally, many users of mobility aids may have limited ability to shop around for the right product and best deals. It is important therefore that they should be given access to all relevant information, treated justly by sellers, and that there is effective price competition in the marketplace, with the internet being an increasingly vital source of information.
- Monday, 26 August 2013
Oak Tree Mobility is a company that specialise in high quality riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds. Their motto is ‘your comfort is our strength’ and this is the approach they take to each and every customer.
Their staff are specially trained to advise on the right product for you.
Getting the right chair and bed is really important – which is why they offer made to measure options that include a lifetime warranty on all actions, frames and motors. They are renowned across the UK for having unbeatable prices, unparalleled quality and unrivalled customer service.
- Friday, 23 August 2013
As this year’s beautiful summer sun continues to shine, now is the time to be outdoors enjoying freedom and fresh air on a quality, comfortable and reliable scooter from TGA Mobility.
Being independent outside of your home is so important for well-being and this is where a quality, safe mobility scooter can really help. It will give you carefree freedom so you are no longer confined to your home, reliant on others or unable to control your life.
Family-run TGA has supplied the finest and most comprehensive range of mobility scooters in the UK for over 25 years. It’s dedicated to resolving specific mobility needs with exactly the right solution every time. They are holders of the British Healthcare Trades Association Team of the Year Award and are renowned nationwide for exceptional after-sales service, training and support.
- Friday, 16 August 2013
Wheelchair users can now benefit from greater safety when in transport due to BS 8603 Code of practice for wheelchair passport schemes.
The standard was first developed by BSI, the business standards company, in the form of PAS 900 to meet the concerns for the safety of wheelchair seated passengers during vehicular transportation.
The passport is in the form of a document pouch that is intended to be attached to a wheelchair, is clearly visible to the vehicle driver or passenger assistant and is designed to give valuable information relating to the transport of the individual wheelchair user.
- Wednesday, 19 June 2013
With age comes different challenges to life – and as Mature Times readers know these can be anything from slight changes in our ability to do everyday things, to major changes caused by a severe change in our health or wellbeing.
As such, more and more people revert to the help of assistive technology as they get older – assistive technology is a generic term that includes assistive, adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with health problems or disabilities.
- Friday, 26 April 2013
David Moss, 70 from Cirencester, is a retired, international sales and marketing specialist who despite having five separate hip replacements and living with restricted mobility, has been able to continue his passion for growing fruit and vegetables thanks to a remarkable TGA mobility scooter.
Following the completion of an engineering apprenticeship at The Austin Motor Company, David’s career began in the road haulage industry and concluded in airport sales and marketing. These roles resulted in him travelling around the world and working in Malaysia for eight years, which he thoroughly enjoyed and has resulted in the country’s flag flying proudly over his allotment. During this time David was diagnosed with requiring a hip replacement and subsequently has undergone five operations which have resulted in him having some walking mobility, but limited to less than half a mile.
- Thursday, 18 April 2013
Television’s much-loved GP Dr Hilary Jones offers advice and guidance on the value of installing a stairlift in later life and to help manage illness.
Dr Hilary Jones offers his advice and acknowledges the “wonderful feeling of independence” that comes from being able to stay at home.
In an information booklet produced by Acorn Stairlifts called, ‘Health and Mobility and how a stairlift can help’ Dr Hilary said: “Age is just a number and there are no limits to the life you wish to lead and the activities you wish to enjoy, just because of a chronology.
“Perhaps the greatest challenge to your quality of life can be the threat to your mobility and independence.”
- Thursday, 11 April 2013
Growing old can be a challenging time, as the body is often not able to live up to the will of the mind. What were once simple, mundane tasks in life can become painful, and in some cases, impossible. However, these 10 mobility aids not only allow people to live an independent life, they give people back their dignity and self-respect.
- Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Television’s much-loved GP Dr Hilary Jones has offered advice and guidance on the value of installing a stairlift in later life and to help manage illness.
In an information booklet produced by Acorn Stairlifts called, ‘Health and Mobility and how a stairlift can help’, Dr Hilary Jones offers his advice and acknowledges the “wonderful feeling of independence” that comes from being able to stay at home.
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