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Using a Four Wheeled Rollator Category: Medical Furniture

Navigating daily life with mobility challenges can be daunting, but with the right support, it can become more manageable and even empowering. Four-wheeled rollators are a popular mobility aid that offers increased stability and convenience, helping individuals maintain their independence and freedom of movement.

However it’s important to use it properly to avoid any further issues and to ensure safety. Users should the time to become familiar with the features and practice proper techniques, as this will greatly enhance the benefits and improve wellbeing. Here are a few things to know about using a rollator.

Bath Safety Essentials Category: Medical Furniture

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.

Aids for Arthritis Relief and Enhanced Mobility Category: Medical Furniture

Arthritis isn’t a single disease, the term refers to joint pain or joint disease, and there are over 100 types and related conditions, which can affect individuals at any age. Its symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and limited joint movement, which can affect individuals of all ages. Symptoms can vary in intensity and duration, with some remaining stable over time while others progress and worsen rapidly. Severe arthritis can lead to chronic pain and significant challenges in walking and other daily activities. However, there are aids available that can greatly alleviate these difficulties, and in this blog we will explore some of these tools and devices.

Why You Need a Lift Chair Category: Medical Furniture

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. 

Benefits of Using a Lift Chair Category: Medical Furniture

A lift chair is an electric powered armchair allowing the user to adjust it to safely lower themselves into a seated position, or lift them into standing. This mechanism alleviates the strain and pressure that can come from getting in and out of a chair, and makes users less dependent on others for assistance.

We carry a variety of lift chairs, also known as recliner chairs, and so here is a look at some benefits and specific chair highlights.

A Buying Guide For Finding The Right Mobility Chair Category: Medical Furniture

Living room with brown lift chair

Whether you’re settling down with a good book, curling up with your pet, or simply relaxing after a long day - a comfortable chair can go a long way to making your home a better place to be. 

This is something many of us take for granted, but for people who struggle with mobility issues, getting in and out of a chair can make life difficult. That’s why mobility lift chairs (and getting the right one for you) is so important. 

To help you find the perfect mobility lift chair, we have put together this handy guide.

How Home Care Beds Can Improve Your Quality Of Life Category: Medical Furniture

White bedroom

When it comes to caregiving and improving quality of life—the presence of a home care bed is a vital step. These beds are essential to providing accessibility and comfort for patients with a wide variety of needs. Here we detail how a home care bed can improve quality of life, and what to consider before purchasing. 

Aids To Daily Living Category: Medical Furniture

There are aids designed to ensure your daily life is safer and easier for you, all while allowing you to maintain your independence. Concern over whether or not they will be able to carry on living in their own home is usually one of the first things we hear from our customers. This is often complicated by the change in mobility and needs that comes with aging.

Thankfully, there are a wide variety of products that are made specifically for these circumstances, and we can help you find exactly what you need in order to make your daily routine easier.

Working With Occupational Therapists Category: Medical Furniture

Occupational Therapists review the Activities of Daily Living Simulation Suite at the University of Salford. Photo credit @salforduniversity on Flickr.

One of the most common things we hear from our customers is, "I just don’t even know where to start!"

Disability can be very overwhelming for yourself and loved ones. You want to live in your own home for as long as possible, but you also want to be safe and secure. Occupational therapists are there to make that happen for you.

An occupational therapist is trained to assess your abilities, disabilities, home and environment, and your personal specific needs. And don't worry, this can all be done free of charge!

The Different Kinds of Posture Pillows Category: Medical Furniture

Body Positioning Wedges

Did you know that Island Mediquip carries a variety of posture pillows? We want to make sure that you're as comfortable as you can be — whether you're looking for a good night's rest, have problems with snoring or sleep apnea, or have lower back problems, we have something that can help!