Bid to protect elderly from abuse

Archive for June, 2011

Bid to protect elderly from abuse

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

The emergency services have been meeting up with adult safeguarding officers to help prevent abuse of the elderly.

The Berkshire Safeguarding Adults Partnership board has been working with the police, ambulance and fire services to create a new safeguarding adults policy.

Wokingham Borough Council has given its support to the policy and said protection of vulnerable adults is a key priority.

 Hopefully these guide lines will help to ensure that local charities and organizations are working together to share information and prevent abuse from happening.

If you need any further information a leaflet has been produced following World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 15, which gives key contact information for anyone suffering abuse.

Can a stairlift improve your life?

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

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Below is only one of hundreds of examples where a stairlift can be beneficial.

My father recently celebrated his 79th birthday. My father lives alone, doesn’t really depend on anyone to do household tasks or other things for him. He makes his own mind up about how to spend his days and he has made it to this age without suffering from any major disabilities. Although I want him to carry on with all the activities of life, I can’t help but be concerned. A few of his friends and neighbours are about the same age tell horror stories about falling and suffering injuries like broken bones after falling up or down the stairs.

After considerable thought we brought him a stair lift we thought it could be helpful. We hoped it would keep him from getting tired out and could help with her joint pain, since he wouldn’t be climbing stairs. We really wanted to reduce the risk of him having a serious fall.

I think we got as much benefit from the stair lift as my father did, since we worry less about him this has enabled my Father to continue to live in his own home and be self-reliant for as long as possible. The Stair lift helped to facilitate these goals.

Our Buying a Stairlift Guide

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Here at One Stop Mobility we understand that buying a stairlift is not something most people do very often so it can be difficult to know you are making the right decision. At One Stop Mobility we’re dedicated to ensuring that every customer gets the stairlift that’s right for them and their home – so we’ve prepared this list to help you make the right choice.

1) Don’t buy one without a comprehensive warranty.

All our new stairlifts come with a 2 year warranty and our reconditioned stairlifts come with a 1 year warranty.

2) Don’t buy one unless the stairlift company has been  to measure your stairs

Staircases come in all shapes and sizes, so that’s why we always take the exact measurements of your staircase to ensure your stairlift fits perfectly.

3) Make sure it comes with a 24 hour call out service.

We are local company and we employ local engineers in the unlikely event of  something ever going wrong with your stairlift, we can reach you as fast as possible to get your stairlift up and running again.

4) Try before you buy.

It’s hard to tell how comfortable a stairlift is from a brochure. We think it’s much better to try one out in person, so we’ve placed a stairlift in our Mobility Shop. This means you can take one for a test run before deciding to have one fitted in your home.

5) Make sure you’re measured as well as your home.

Before fitting a stairlift, it’s important to take more than the measurement of your hallway. To ensure you get a stairlift that’s right for you, One Stop Mobility conduct a full risk and user assessment at each home. This means we take your measurements, as well as your staircase, to ensure that our product is right for both you and your home.

Superglide Perch Stairlift

Thursday, June 9th, 2011