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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Review of the Rollator with Comfort Seat and Bag

Manage at Home’s convenient Rollator with comfort seat and bag is ideal for users who require a seat frequently. The four wheeled rollator is a very useful mobility aid due to its comfort and convenience thanks to its extra padded seat for when a seat is required. The rollator is ideal for use indoor and out and has arthritic hand grips and a friendly loop brake system. With optimum stability due to its four solid tyres the rollator is produced from lightweight aluminium and is easily fold able for convenience and storage. It also comes with an extra padded seat…

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What products qualify for VAT relief for the disabled?

If you have a long-term illness or are disabled, the government permits tax relief on selected products and services in order to help this demographic achieve the independence that others do in their daily lives. So what exactly does this include? VAT Relief products are available exclusively to those who are deemed chronically sick or disabled and are of use for personal and domestic use only. It’s important to remember that this does not include those who may be elderly but are otherwise able. According to the HM Revenue and Customs, goods and services that can be bought without paying…

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Three Useful Outdoor Mobility Aids

Taking a walk to your local supermarket or enjoying a leisurely stroll is something that most people take for granted. However, for some people the idea of getting out and about can prove to be a challenging concept, especially if they’re suffering from mobility issues. Here at Manage at Home, we have a range of outdoor mobility aid products to help elderly or disabled people retrieve their independence and mobility in the outdoors. We have collected three useful products that can help with mobility outdoors. Quad Cane Walking Stick The Quad Cane Walking stick is a great option for elderly people…

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The Importance of a Daily Routine in Caregiving

We learn young that routines can be very important. Just think back to your days of infancy and recall those dependable moments, when you just knew mom was going to feed you or bathe you. Too far back? Truth is, few of us can remember life before five years of age and the older we get, the harder it is to think back even to that. Life seems to form in layers, almost like the rings of a great tree when counting back becomes ponderous the longer we live. That the memory is clear or not isn’t exactly the point;…

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Mobility Aid Help: How to Fit a Seat Cushion

As we become older and our bodies get a little slower, getting up and out of our chairs can prove to be a challenging experience. For those people facing this issue, there is a simple solution and it’s called a seat cushion. What is a Seat Cushion? Seat cushions can help to boost your sitting position to a higher level so there’s less pressure when moving up and out of a chair. Some of the seat cushions are also designed with a slight rise to further assist when standing up from your chair. How to Fit a Seat Cushion The…

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How to adapt your home to prevent falls

This week is Falls Awareness Week (17th – 21st June 2013) and according to Age UK, a third of over 65s will fall every year. With this in mind, we’ve taken a look at what changes could be made around the home in order to reduce this number and make the home a safer place to spend the later years. Grab rails With the aim of giving a helping hand when you need it, a grab rail in areas you’re at high risk of falling can help give you the boost and support when you need it the most, including…

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The Benefits of Bath Lift in the Home

When faced with the issue of daily bathing and hygiene, for people with a disability or the elderly, it can cause distress and discomfort due to a lack of independence and privacy. As a result of this, a large majority of people choose to invest in a bath lift for their home. What is a bath lift? The majority of bath lifts are a simple a seat which is securely fitted into the bath. When the bath lift is raised into an upright position, it should become level with the top of the bath. The reason for this is so…

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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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