Manage At Home are proud to support the AT Home campaign

The AT Home campaign is a collaboration amongst the 14 Local Authorities covering the West Midlands, supported by companies who operate in this market. The campaign aims to encourage people to think about how independent living and mobility equipment, also known as Assistive Technology, can help you, or someone you care for, to continue to live independently in a healthy and safe environment at home.

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A Guide to Walking Stick Handles

Our range of walking sticks includes wooden, DerbyHandlealuminium and foldable options, designed for every need and lifestyle. The style best suited to you will depend on whether you plan to use your walking stick often or occasionally, and whether you’re looking for light support or something that can help significantly with balance, like a tripod cane. To help you choose, we’ve put together a quick guide to the various walking stick handle shapes that we offer, and outlined their advantages.

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Protecting from Bathroom Falls

For those less confident in their mobility and sense of balance, moving around the bathroom can sometimes be difficult. At Manage at Home we have a range of products specifically designed to help reduce the risk of slips and falls in the bathroom, and have put together a quick guide to help you decide which ones are right for your home. Grab Rails Grab rails can be installed anywhere in the house, but they’re most commonly used in the bathroom or around entranceways. For anyone with limited arm strength they offer something to hold onto when standing up or sitting…

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Get to Know: Contact the Elderly

While we pride ourselves on offering practical support for Manage at Home customers, emotional support is just as essential. So this week we’re bringing Contact the Elderly – a charity dedicated to tackling loneliness in later life – into the spotlight. The idea is simple. Every month, groups around the country hold Sunday afternoon tea parties for over 75s who live alone. The groups are small and every guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver. For those with little social interaction in their day to day lives, these afternoon tea parties offer companionship and friendship. Age UK,…

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Is your home ready for a bath lift?

Installing a bath lift in your home for the first time can seem like a daunting prospect at first, but they are surprisingly easy to install. As long as you have a bath tub, your home can accommodate a lift to help make bathroom safety easier. At Manage at Home we offer a range of different types and all of them require minimal assembly at home. But to help you choose a model compatible with your bathroom, we’ve pulled together a guide that outlines everything you need to know before buying a bath lift. Reclining or Fixed Backrests Many of…

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Five Ways to Support Painful Wrists

Painful, stiff or sensitive wrists can render everyday tasks far more difficult than they used to be, whether the pain is the result of a long-term issue (such as arthritis, repetitive stress, or carpal tunnel syndrome) or a recent injury. Gripping handles or carrying heavy objects, in particular, should be avoided in order to prevent any additional strain on the joint. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together five helpful tips for those adapting to sensitive wrists, to help make life a little easier around the home. Ergonomic Handles Look for ergonomic grips on everyday tools, which will make them…

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Manage At Home Featured in the Latest Issue of THIIS

Manage at Home is proud to announce that we have been featured in the latest issue of THIIS (The Homecare Industry Information Service) in recognition of our innovative digital brochure, The Essential Guide to Domestic Mobility and Disability Aids. It is a privilege for us to be featured in what is a leading resource for suppliers, manufacturers and retailers working in the disability and homecare sector, and we feel it is wonderful recognition of the hard work we have put into developing the guide. The article Going Interactive can be found on pages 52-54 of Issue 180 of THIIS. It…

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Quick guide to the Easi-Grip Long Handle Garden Fork

Manage At Home is helping those who struggle to get out into the garden with their Easi-Grip Long Handle Garden Fork. The long handled fork is a great way to help people who find it difficult to bend whilst gardening. The fork features an ergonomic angled handle which relieves any strain on the hand or wrist due to the fact that it keeps them in the most natural position whilst out in the garden. Designed to be able to be used from a seated position the Easi-Grip Long handled Garden Fork allows you to extend your reach thanks to it…

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Review of the Etac Swift Commode Daily Living Aid

This fabulous daily living aid is stylish in design and a 4-in-1 multi-functional commode chair. The Etac Swift Commode is so versatile it can be used as a shower chair, the back and armrest can be removed to make a stool design and it can be used as a freestanding toilet seat raiser with the padding the commode is comfortable to use when dressing and undressing. This being a multi-functional piece of equipment resolves issues of clutter hence providing more space. When in use as a commode it has the benefit of having a pan lid lock system when handle in an…

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Guest Post Published on The Care Company

We have just had an article published on Cindy Laverty’s website, The Care Company. This is a great site for helping caregivers to not only survive caregiving, but to find balance and thrive in this position. Our article Can Mobility Aids Really Help Caregivers? takes a look at how mobility aids are not only able to help elderly and disabled people – but how they can also aid caregivers to overcome struggles and find a balance. The article can be found below and we hope you find it useful: http://thecareco.com/can-mobility-aids-really-help-caregivers/

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