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Bath Safety Essentials Category: Home Safety

Bathing can sometimes be difficult, uncomfortable, and hazardous, especially for those with limited mobility. To avoid this affecting quality of life, there is a range of bathroom safety accessories and furniture that can be installed so that you have peace of mind, and ensures that using and navigating the bathroom is accessible and easy for people of all ages and needs.

Cooking Tips When You Have Limited Mobility Category: Home Safety

woman in wheelchair cooking in kitchen

Cooking is a valuable activity, not just in terms of what it provides with regards to nutrition, but the ancillary benefits it can bring as an enjoyable and expressive hobby. As a key part of your routine, you’ll want it to be as accessible and enjoyable as possible. 

For those with limited mobility this can be a challenging proposition, however it’s not something to be intimidated by. It’s also not something that you necessarily will need to make major renovations or changes to accommodate, as with the right approach and minor changes, you can mitigate challenges and ensure that cooking is an enjoyable and relaxing experience. 

Stair Lift vs. Home Lift: Which One is Right for You? Category: Home Safety

Stair Lift

For those with mobility issues and impairments, one of the biggest daily challenges can be having to navigate getting up and down stairs. Luckily there are options available that can make any home a more accessible place and alleviate this issue — usually these options will come down to either a stair lift or an elevator. 

There are of course differences in cost, installation, and the features available, so if you’re weighing up your options and trying to choose between a stair lift or an elevator for your home, then this is the blog for you. We’ll break down some of the key differences so that you can make an informed decision and choose the option that best suits your needs. 

Tips on Efficiently Downsizing and Decluttering Category: Home Safety

Couple packing boxes.

Whether you’re moving to an assisted living residence, retirement community or just to a smaller condo, downsizing can be a daunting and overwhelming process. One of the most difficult aspects is deciding what to bring with you to your new home, but with proper planning and organization, it can be a manageable process. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to organizing your belongings.

Stay Safe This Winter Category: Home Safety

Senior woman with hot drink

The winter can be a magical time, but it’s also one that poses significant risk to older adults. The drop in temperature can lead to a higher risk of health problems and complications, such as hypothermia, frostbite, and falls caused by ice and snow.

However, these risks can be mitigated by taking precautionary steps and being prepared for how the changes will affect your body and routine. With that in mind, here’s our mini guide to how everyone, but especially older adults, can stay safe and secure this winter.

Why You Need a Lift Chair Category: Home Safety

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. 

Common Scams Targeting Seniors To Beware Of Category: Home Safety

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 Category: Home Safety

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.

Tips For a More Comfortable Kitchen Category: Home Safety

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. 

Tips for Seniors to Cope with the Cold This Winter Category: Home Safety

Winter suburbs

As the colder winter draws in, and we move into January, it’s important to know how to care for yourself and your loved ones. These colder temperatures, and the unpredictable inclement and severe weather, can be especially difficult for seniors, who often have trouble regulating their body temperatures and are more susceptible to colds and other illnesses. 

Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to help make things easier for seniors throughout the winter, which we’ve detailed in this post.