Fewer people receiving living adaptation from the state, according to Age UK research

The number of people receiving aids and adaptations to their home from the state has fallen, according to the latest findings from Age UK in their ‘Agenda for Later Life 2013: Improving life in touch times’ report. When paired with the fact that there will also be an estimated reduction in care should the government not take into account the rapid rate of our aging population, we could be entering a dangerous era for our elderly communities, and Manage at Home estimates it will be up to private sector companies to provide guidance and advice on remaining independent through later…

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Mobility Aids Help: How To Fix Grab Rails Around The House

Sometimes we all need a little help when moving around the home, which is why grab rails are a great mobility aid investment to make for yourself or a loved one. What is a Grab Rail Mobility Aid? A grab rail is durable plastic or metal bar that helps to increase your accessibility and safety in and outside of your home. You may have also seen them in other public places such as disabled toilets, hospitals or care homes. Where to Install Your Grab Rail? A grab rail mobility aid can be installed in any room of your house and…

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6 Things to Consider When Selecting the Right Home Care

Everyone wants to be part of the continued medical treatment of their loved ones. This is especially true of the elderly. Helping to make those choices is not just a responsibility, it is a privilege. A home care (not to be confused with a personal care home) is something that can come as a choice in two ways. Either the patient was at a hospital and is being moved home or the patient is already at home and needs more care. Either way, there are some things that need to be considered when selecting a care home for you loved…

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Manage At Home to exhibit at Occupational Therapist Conference

Manage At Home are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 37th Annual Conference and Exhibition from the College of Occupational Therapists. The event, which is expected to attract up to 1,000 participants, will include occupational therapy practitioners, managers, students, and specialists in areas such as mental health and working with the elderly. With a large range of both participants and visitors expected to be at the show, Manage At Home were eager to get involved and are looking forward to welcoming this audience alongside the organisers of the event, the British Association and College of Occupational…

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Review of our Drive Deluxe Folding Walker

Drive is a company that prides itself as being members of the British Healthcare Trade association. Drive  is one of the leading manufacturers of durable medical products. The products are world class and focus on innovation, functioning and to add value to improve the quality of life for individuals. Using this frame promotes a sense of independence. The Drive deluxe folding walker is constructed with 1” thick anodised aluminium tubing. This material is well known for its light weight qualities and strength. Plus with the aluminium being anodised, which means the metal has gone through a process to make it…

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Review of our Basic Self Propel Steel Wheelchair

The Basic Self Propel Steel Wheelchair offers you value for money. This particular wheelchair is one of the chairs that will lead you into the drive medical wheelchair range. Drive wheelchairs are design with functionality and to provide opportunities to create the chance for individuals to gain independence. This wheelchair is like the beginners in the wheelchair market yet it doesn’t compromise on quality. The model is simple, and it is simple to use. This model is a self propelling wheelchair, using your hand you push the 24”wheels along or it comes with the 12 ½” transit wheels. There will…

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Review of our Basic Transit Aluminium Wheelchair

This Lightweight aluminium wheelchair is one of the first chairs that can be used with thoughts of moving into the Enigma range. Its fantastic value for money and there is no lapsing on quality. Being able to stop safely whilst using the chair is paramount. It is also fitted with cable brakes. Cable brakes are particularly useful for those carers who may have difficulty and issues with strength in their hands. Simply pull on the handle for a quick smooth reaction to stop the chair. The wheelchair comes with some useful features such as: comfortable nylon upholstered padded armrests and…

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Guide to the Enigma Super Deluxe Transit Wheelchair

The Enigma Super Deluxe Transit Wheelchair is definitely one of the best in its league. Deriving from The Drive range it promises to be highly practical and durable, the two most desired features needed for a reliable mobility aid.This design incorporates style and comfort. The wheelchair is made of black canvas with a deep built-in comfort tension and with the padded seat being height and angle adjustable this adds to the comfort. As we can appreciate getting in and out of the wheelchair can cause problems at times. So to make this action easier the chair has been design with…

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Enigma Spirit Wheelchair Review

From the Drive range was born the Enigma Spirit Wheelchair with Mag Wheels. The Mag wheel is a new moulded wheel composite which provides more durability and enables the chair to respond quicker. The new Mag composite has one quality that all wheels should have, they are puncture free. The rest of the frame is made of light weight aluminium making the whole wheelchair weigh only 15kg (33lbs), so is very easy for the carer to use. This wheelchair is good value for money and lends itself to many features that are usually found on a more expensive model. Included…

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Injury prevention, bursting pyjamas and Action for Ageing

Every day we read headlines in the newspaper about how the health system is falling to bits and the care services for older people are bursting at the pyjama seams. So what is it we can do? Age UK delivered a report titled Care in Crisis. That’s not very positive whether it is read frontwards, backwards or hanging upside down. The budgets are being slashed across the board and people are rightly concerned about what the future holds for older people, given the number of over-65’s is set to swell from 10.5m to 16.5m in the next 20 years. So…

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