Riser Recliners

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Riser Recliners

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Riser Recliners

At One Stop Mobility we are proud to sell the British built, NHC Mobility furniture range. The range  offers quality craftmenship and uses the finest materials and components. The NHC Mobility recliner chair collection comes in two styles; the Stirling and the Conwy. Recliner Chairs are available in a range of 16 wonderful fabrics and colours to suit all tastes and decors.

All electric recliner chairs fully recline at the touch of a button and each of the three parts of the chair, the back, the seat and the leg section, adjust independently. Adjustable chairs can help to ease pressure and discomfort from muscular pain, stiff joints and back pain as well as respiratory problems.

Come in to our shop have a look at our wonderful selection of riser reclining chairs or if this proves difficult give us a call and we will arrange a free home demonstration.

Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Our Tips For A Safer Bathroom

Did you know One Stop Mobility not only installs stairlifts but also adapts bathrooms. We supply and install walk in baths as well as low or level access showers. We can take away your old bath and replace it with a new easy accessible shower. The list is endless. We understand how dangerous a bathroom can be for someone who has mobility problems or just a little bit unstable on their feet. There is always a risk of falling on the wet floor or trip getting in and out of the shower or bath. Here are some tips of our tips on staying safe in the bathroom.

In The Bath
It is true that most accidents occur when a person is getting in or out of the bath. It is very common that once the user is in the bath they don’t have the upper body strength to lift themselves out. Grab rails can help here or even bath boards or bath lifts. However the safest option would be to install a walk in bath or even remove the bath all together and have a low or level access shower fitted in its place.  One Stop Mobility can provide any of these options.

In The Shower

Sometimes getting in and out the shower can be difficult. A very low or level threshold may help with this problem. Grab rails and shower seats will also help the user to stay steady in the shower. Half height shower doors can help if the user needs assistance from a carer whilst showering. It was also be easier for the carer to pick up the user should they do fall if the shower has half height doors.

Bathroom Safety Rails

Grab rails or safety rails fitted around the bathroom are a great idea. You can have them around the bath area, shower area and/ or toilet area. However when installing these rails make sure they are fitted securely.

 
Bathroom Mat

Bathroom mats in the bathroom can be dangerous as they can move as a person step on them. Rubber bath mats are a good idea in the bath itself but they should be of good quality with good suction cups to prevent the mat from moving.

 
Toilets

People with knee or leg problems often face difficulties raising from the toilet. Raised toilet seats can be a solution or a plinth can be fitted to the toilet which actually raises the height of the whole toilet making getting on and off much less of a problem.

Lighting

Good lighting maybe obvious but it is very important in a safe bathroom.

Our Summer Time Tips for the Elderly

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

 

After a long cold winter and the rain in  spring it is easy to forget how dangersous the heat in summer can be especially for the elderly. Research suggests that nearly 700 people die each year due to heat relation illnesses such as heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion after spending too much time in the sun.

Our tips for enjoying the sun with your family are –

Stay hydrated by drinking at least eight  glasses of water per day. Avoid tea or coffee or any caffeinated, sugary, and alcoholic beverages.
Dress sensibly for the heat. Loose fitting clothes made of light-weight natural fabrics will help you stay cool. Light colours also help.
Exercise or run your errands when its cooler ie in the morning or evening
Wear an VVB protection everyday< wide brim hats, wrap around sunglasses with UV protection and lip balm also help.
When its extremely hot stay in doors, but if indoors excess eightyfive degrees, head to somewhere with air con.S
To keep inside your home cool keep blinds and curtains closed but windows open. Turn electric lights off or down.
Take a cool bath or shower to lower body temperature.
Eat healthy foods like sandwiches, salads, fresh fruits, and vegetables.Avoid heavy meals.

Please remember that these tips should not be used in place of medical advice from a doctor or other trusted health

Our Summer Time Tips for the Elderly

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

After a long cold winter and the rain in  spring it is easy to forget how dangersous the heat in summer can be especially for the elderly. Research suggests that nearly 700 people die each year due to heat relation illnesses such as heat stroke, dehydration and heat exhaustion after spending too much time in the sun.

Our tips for enjoying the sun with your family are –

  •  Stay hydrated by drinking at least eight  glasses of water per day. Avoid tea or coffee or any caffeinated, sugary, and alcoholic beverages.
  • Dress sensibly for the heat. Loose fitting clothes made of light-weight natural fabrics will help you stay cool. Light colours also help.
  • Exercise or run your errands when its cooler ie in the morning or evening
  • Wear an VVB protection everyday< wide brim hats, wrap around sunglasses with UV protection and lip balm also help
  • When its extremely hot stay in doors, but if indoors excess eightyfive degrees, head to somewhere with air con.
  • To keep inside your home cool keep blinds and curtains closed but windows open. Turn electric lights off or down.
  • Take a cool bath or shower to lower body temperature.
  • Eat healthy foods like sandwiches, salads, fresh fruits, and vegetables.Avoid heavy meals.
  • Arrange for your friends, family, loved ones or your carer to keep an eye on you

Please remember that these tips should not be used in place of medical advice from a doctor or other trusted healthcare provider. If you seek medical advice on how to combat summer heat, please speak to your healthcare provider.

Check your Stairway is Safe

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Check your Stairway is Safe

 In Stairways

For all stairways, check lighting, handrails, and the condition of the steps and coverings.

Lighting

  • Each step, especially the edge steps should be lighted so they can be clearly seen while going up and down the stairs. Ensure there is no glare or shadows along the stairway.
  • Use the highest allowed wattage bulb for your light fitting
  • If glare is a problem use a frosted bulb or indirect lighting or lamp shades.
  • Make sure a qualified person fits the light
  • Have electric switches fitted at the top and bottom of the stairs

 

Steps

 

  • Ensure each step allows secure footing
  • Loose carpeting and worn treads can lead to insecure footing
  • Avoid wearing slippers, socks or smooth soled shoes whilst in the stairs
  • Consider painting the outside step with a paint with a rough texture or use abrasive strips
  • Steps should all be the same size and height
  • Ensure the edges of each step can be clearly seen
  • Avoid carpets with a thick pile or dark in colour
  • Make sure the stairway is always free of objects lying around
  • Consider having a stairlift fitted

 

*** REMEMBER PERIODICALLY TO RE-CHECK YOUR HOME!

Our Tips when choosing a stairlift provider

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Our Tips when choosing a stairlift provider

Here at One Stop Mobiity we understand that you don’t buy a stairlift everyday and the buying process can be quite daunting especially as there are so many different products on the market today. We have put together some tips to help you make the right decision when choosing your stairlift supplier.

  • Write down all your questions before they visit and done be afraid to ask them.
  • Don’t allow cold caller sellers into your home
  • Make sure the representative carefully assesses your staircase, hall and you
  • Get an official written quotation for the entire cost of the stairlift, including installation, on company headed paper. Do not accept an estimate
  • Only ever pay the full price of the stairlift once it is fully fitted and tested and you are happy
  • Make sure you have an installation date on your quote
  • You may be exempt from paying VAT so make sure you ask the representative about whether or not you are eligible.
  • Check your stairlift comes with a comprehensive warranty
  • Check there is a 24 hour call service
  • Check what other after sales service they provide, ie do the offer warranty contracts after the initial warranty has expired or do the offer service contracts?
  • Make sure a company representative leaves a card with personal details in case you want to ask anything else.