Archives 2022

Why You Need a Lift Chair

Reclining lift chair

When it comes to people who are dealing with mobility issues, it isn’t just a matter of how they get around when they’re outside their home, but also being able to navigate their own home with safety and comfort. 

For this, there are a number of different mobility aids that will be able to significantly improve their quality of life. In this post we’re going to look at one of those aids: the Lift Chair. We’ll cover what a lift chair is, and why you or your elderly relatives should have one in their home. 

Tips to Have an Accessible Halloween

elderly woman and young child with witches hat

Halloween is one of the more exciting times of the year. A great excuse for people of all ages to immerse themselves in the spooky, the odd, and to bring out the inner child in all of us. It’s also a great time for families to get together, and if you’re thinking about hosting a party for friends and relatives this October, you’ll also want to make sure that everyone has a good time! 

Not all Halloween activities are completely accessible or suitable for elderly or disabled relatives, but with a little thought and planning, as well as this guide on how to make an accessible Halloween for people of all ages, you'll be sure to put on a memorable party. With that in mind, here are our tips for hosting an accessible Halloween party. 

Common Scams Targeting Seniors To Beware Of

Old woman in front of computer

Scams have always been around, but in the present day, with the proliferation of internet scams and their increasing complexity, it’s important to ensure that any elderly relatives are being cautious. Scammers will often target elderly people specifically, hoping to prey on their lack of technological savvy or take advantage of any confusion. 

Scams can come in a wide range of forms, from claiming to sell a product or service, offering an investment opportunity, or even catfishing and relationship scams. 

No matter what the scam is, the preventative measures are the same: it’s a matter of knowledge, education, and exercising caution. 

If concerned about a loved one, make sure you keep an eye out for any signs of large cash withdrawals or suspicious communications. And make sure you’re knowledgeable when it comes to scams by reading the rest of this article on some of the primary scams that can target the elderly.

5 Exercises for Wheelchair Users

Woman in wheelchair

Everyone should be able to stay active. It isn’t just important to our physical health, but also to our emotional and mental wellbeing. However, for wheelchair users, this can seem like a far from straightforward proposition, especially when it comes to key areas such as aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise. 

However, using a wheelchair doesn't have to be an obstacle when it comes to getting regular and enjoyable exercise activities into your daily routine. And to demonstrate just that, here’s our list of some useful and invigorating exercises for wheelchair users.

Six Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Extra Support

Aging is a reality that we all have to face eventually, and one of the things that must be considered is what help our elderly relatives will need. As they get older, there is a strong chance that they will require some assistance with some parts of their lives. 

The help needed is very individual from person to person, but often it starts as a gradual change. Therefore, it’s important to look out for signs that might mean more support is needed, as being aware can help prevent potential accidents or downward health spirals. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to actively seek help, so here are six signs that could suggest someone is needing extra support in their life.

7 Tips For Staying Safe in the Sun for Seniors

Seniors in the sun

With the summer, comes glorious sunshine, but with that also comes the need for everyone to ensure they stay safe — and especially that they protect their skin so that they can make the most of the weather in comfort. 

This is even more important as we get older, as the risk of developing skin cancer increases, as well as other risks such as skin aging and eye damage. 

To ensure you’re well protected, read this list of the best tips and techniques for staying safe in the sun this summer. 

Gardening With Limited Mobility

If you have mobility issues one of the most important things is to be able to get out and enjoy fresh air and stimulation without having to venture too far from home. This is why having gardening as a hobby can be a great activity, as it gives a place to relax, keep active, and enjoy the benefits of a mobile and independent lifestyle. 

With that in mind, this post is going to look at some of the best tips and advice to help anyone who has trouble with mobility to garden at home in a comfortable and enjoyable way. 

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

Senior Woman exercising

Being able to enjoy all of the freedoms is one of the most important things for anyone with mobility issues—and this includes the ability to exercise. Whether you’re a fitness buff or just someone who wants to add a little boost to their day, you don’t have to let mobility concerns stand in your way. 

Whether it’s due to health conditions or again, in this post we’re going to take a look at some tips and ideas for exercising for those with limited mobility.  

How to Help Combat Loneliness

The last two years have thrown a lot of issues into the spotlight—including a number of things that people are often reluctant to talk about, and loneliness is one of the most important ones.

We know that many of our customers are older, and more at risk, and for these people, the last two years have often been difficult when it comes to isolation and being separated from friends and family. What’s more, as we get older, and mobility and independence become greater concerns, it can be hard to see people as often as we’d like, contributing to a feeling of loneliness. 

Not only does loneliness greatly affect our mental health and well-being, but these effects can also take a toll on our physical health. Luckily there are a number of steps you can take to help counteract this problem, some of which we’re going to explore in this post.

Advantages of Having a Hospital Bed At Home

One of the best investments that a person can make is to buy an amazing bed. Sleeping well is important for all of us, but it is particularly important if you are suffering from an injury or mobility issue, as sleep plays a huge part in recovery and general wellbeing. 

Something that can help improve sleep is having the right bed and mattress, and if you have extra mobility needs, then a hospital bed may be the best option. Here we take a look at the particulars and benefits of hospital beds in your own home. 

Tips For a More Comfortable Kitchen

Kitchen with fridge and oven

When you have limited mobility, cooking can be a difficult and frustrating task. And if cooking and preparing food is seen as a cumbersome or even painful activity, then that really limits the availability of not only healthy foods, but causes dependency on others. 

Luckily, with the right accommodations anyone can still have fun in the kitchen regardless of any challenges that may be due to age, illness, or injury. You don’t have to spend a fortune structurally renovating in order to create an accessible kitchen. There are much smaller modifications that can be easily made to improve how your food is prepared.