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Accessibility Tips For Hosting Guests

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If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the last 12 months, it’s how much we can come to miss the small joys of hosting guests. But regardless of whether you’re hosting someone from your core bubble, or planning a visit for when restrictions are lifted, if you have a family member or friend with accessibility needs, there are certain steps you can take to make their experience that much easier. This is especially important if they’re going to be regular visitors to your home. 

While you might not be able to fix or accommodate every need for accessibility, at least informing visitors of the situation can help alleviate unexpected stress. 

Tips On Renovating Your Bathroom To Be Accessible

A stylish modern bathroom is a great fit for many homes, and something that can add a real touch of pampering and luxury to your daily routine. But, these designs often fall well short when it comes to accessibility.

Don’t worry, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to have the stylish bathroom of your dreams, especially with these tips for renovating your bathroom in an accessible way. 

Accessible New Year’s Resolutions

There are a lot of things that are imperfect with your typical New Year’s resolution, with them often becoming either a stressful burden or a forgotten cliche.

However, there are ways of making this time-honoured tradition one you can approach with confidence and enthusiasm this year.

You can start by following this guide to implementing accessible New Year’s resolutions that will be suitable for everyone in 2021. 

Tips on Maintaining an Active Mind

Getting older doesn’t mean slowing down — especially mentally — as it becomes ever more important to keep a sharp and active mind.

As we age, the volume of our brain shrinks and those synaptic connections diminish or disconnect. Or to put it simply, things like memory and concentration become harder to manage.

Thankfully, there’s a wealth of research out there when it comes to the best ways to keep your mind sharp as you age, and we’ve compiled some of our favourite strategies — a few of which have the added bonus of being fun as well!

Easy and Effective Exercises For Seniors

As we get older, our lifestyle changes. Not just in terms of what we can and can’t do, but in terms of what we want to do. And as we round out 2020, that is even more true.

We know many seniors will be unable to get out and utilize their regular exercise clubs or activities, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice what you enjoy!

It just means it’s time to find some new exercise routines to build into your daily routine. Here are a few ways to keep healthy in-home. 

The Best Accessible Hiking Trails On Vancouver Island

When it comes to the first thing people want to get out and do once they have their new mobility scooter — the answers are usually the same! People want to be able to explore the diversity and wonder of Vancouver Island’s many hikes and trails.

But it can be difficult to know beforehand which trails are easily accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Here’s a list of some of our favourite accessible hiking paths and trails on Vancouver Island.

A Buying Guide For Finding The Right Mobility Chair

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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. 

The Essentials of Looking After A Wheelchair or Electric Scooter

We are proud to offer a variety of mobility helpers to make life easier and more accessible. Whether you’re looking for a wheelchair or an electric scooter, we offer something for everyone. 

This a guide into basic care and maintenance of these particular vehicles, so that you can extend its life and usability. 

Choosing the Right Aids for Daily Living

Living independently and being able to rely on yourself is something that can sometimes be a challenge. Particularly now during the Coronavirus pandemic, when many of us are finding ourselves isolated, away from our usual support system of friends and family.

Adjusting to life in isolation can be a stressful experience and having the right equipment will certainly help make the change easier to deal with.

Having access to the right aids also helps relieve a lot of stress and makes it easier to gain independence in the best of times. 

We offer a lot of items that can help with performing household tasks that might otherwise be a struggle. Read more about some daily items that might be useful to have around the house. 

How To Look After Your Wellbeing During A Period Of Self-Isolation

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For the most vulnerable in society the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just presented a health risk - the self-isolation it’s required has also taken its toll on their emotional wellbeing and mental health.

That’s why we’ve created this post, with a guide to some of the activities, practices, and general advice you can follow to help lift your spirits if you’re in a period of extended isolation.