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Aids for Arthritis Relief and Enhanced Mobility Tag: support

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.

Stair Lift vs. Home Lift: Which One is Right for You? Tag: support

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 Tag: support

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.

Six Signs Your Elderly Loved One Needs Extra Support Tag: 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.

Getting and Using a Walker: What You Need to Know Tag: support

For many people with mobility needs, especially as they get older, getting around from place to place can be a challenge. There are problems stemming from overbalancing, as well as the inconvenience of needing regular rest periods.

A walker is a great way of providing additional support, which not only helps people to maintain and improve their independence and confidence, it also helps them to remain safe and secure when getting out and about. 

A walker — or as it’s sometimes referred to as, a rollator — is similar in construction to a walking frame, but with the addition of wheels and brakes, with both 3 and 4 wheeled options available.

Do You Need A Home Elevator? Getting One is Easier Than You Think! Tag: support

Getting around your own multi-story home is relatively simple if you’re able to climb stairs. But if you aren’t, whether due to age or disability, heart or lung issues, vertigo, or whatever the reason is, if you find climbing stairs difficult or impossible it makes going around your own home very frustrating. 

Not being able to manage stairs in your home can potentially lead to being forced out of your home into a bungalow or building with an elevator to avoid the issue. 

However, there is a better option! 

A home elevator is a safe and effective option for getting around stairs. You might have considered this option in the past and thought it was not available to you or that it was out of reach due to the cost. 

But, a home elevator might be a lot easier to have installed than you thought. You don’t need a custom home or to completely alter your existing structure to get a lift installed that will help. 

Small Supports That Can Help You Stay Comfortable & Independent In Your Home Tag: support

It is incredibly frustrating not to be able to move around and be comfortable in your own home. To need help just getting out of bed, positioning yourself to read, work, or eat, and even reaching for a snack in the pantry can make a person feel like aging or their disability will always stand in the way of their independence.

Thankfully, there are some support items that can help you stay comfortable and increase your independence safely. Here are some of the products we carry that while little can make a big difference in your life. 

A Buying Guide For Finding The Right Mobility Chair Tag: support

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.

Choosing the Right Aids for Daily Living Tag: support

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.