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Stair Lifts – A Comprehensive Guide

We live in a society in which, because of improved health care, we are all living longer than was the case in previous generations. As a result, the UK, like other developed countries, is witnessing a rapidly growing older population. With this growth in the numbers of elderly people comes an increase in the incidence and spread of age-related health issues, and prominent amongst these concerns is a growth in the number of people with mobility problems. Read More »

Stair Lifts – A Life Changing Investment

Keeping your Independence

Stair lifts are one of those investments that can help you transform your life and restore your independence. Many of our customers have struggled for years with having to keep trips upstairs in their own home to a minimum or even having to move their bedroom and family bathroom downstairs. For them this has been a source of great stress and frustration and has rendered parts of their own home all but inaccessible to them. A stair lift, however, restores the user’s ability to move up and down stairs with ease and gives them a greater degree of independence. They can, often for the first time in several years, feel as if they occupy their entire home once more. Read More »

What is Home Sharing and is it for me?

Home sharing is a way of bringing together two very different groups of people, each with their own particular needs. The arrangement is designed to help older people, who may need a little extra support and companionship but do not wish to move into residential care, and also to benefit younger people who are in need of affordable accommodation, often because they are taking up a new job or are looking to live away from home for the first time. Read More »

Living with Parkinson’s – Assistive Equipment

What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder that results from the slow and gradual death of brain neurons. As the area of the brain affected by the disease plays an important role in controlling movement, people gradually develop rigid, jerky uncontrollable movements. For example, raising a cup to the lips with precision and flexibility becomes difficult. Nowadays, the available treatments can reduce symptoms and slow the progression of the disease quite effectively, and it is possible to live with Parkinson’s for several years. Read More »

Coping with Osteoporosis – Assistive Equipment

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition which brings about changes in one’s bones causing them to become weaker and more fragile. As a result, those affected are at greater risk of suffering from fractures.

To a degree this gradual weakening of the bones is part of the aging process for all of us. Our bones are a complex framework of living tissue. The body constantly removes old bone cells and creates new ones, but as we get older this process slows down. From around the age of forty we all begin to lose some of our bone density. The term osteoporosis is used when the bones of individuals lose density to a very significant degree and they become particularly vulnerable to fractures. Read More »

The Increasing Role of Stair lifts (UK) In an Ageing Society

The UK is experiencing a situation without precedent; there will soon be more older citizens than children, and more very elderly people than seen before. The ageing British population is viewed as perhaps the greatest challenge facing modern society, not only due to economic, social and political factors, but also socially, in particular how we manage our lives and maintain independence as we age. Life expectancy continues to rise, and the increase in longevity is an indicator that the general health of the population is steadily improving. Scientific advances in health care and regenerative medicine are the most significant contributors to longevity, along with better health education, access to a wider variety of healthy foods and the added benefits of regular exercise. Read More »

Coping with the Stress of Full-Time Eldercare.

One of the many challenges for caregivers of an elderly parent is to find the balance between taking care of yourself and providing your best care to someone else. With our aging population, the reality for most families is that care is provided by middle-aged women who carry the overwhelming responsibility of providing constant care and companionship to someone who cannot live on their own. Their loved one may need help with even the most basic life skills such as dressing, eating and cleaning themselves. Read More »

What Services are Available for Owner Occupiers Who Wish to Remain in their Own Home

What Services are Available for Owner Occupiers Who Wish to Remain in their Own Home

Having to move out of a family home that is filled with a lifetime of memories can be an upsetting experience for anyone. Leaving behind all that is familiar during the later stages of life is especially disruptive and traumatic, which is why many of the elderly are choosing to remain in their homes despite the hardships that this may entail. Read More »

Help and Advice for Adapting your Home

It is a hard truth of life that either through accident, health problems, or old age, just about everyone eventually experiences some form of disability. As our population ages, more and more people are finding it difficult to remain independent in their own homes. The good news is that with a bit of preparation and planning, you can turn your housing situation into a welcoming, accessible and functional home for a person with disabilities. Read More »

Free Stairlifts Advice – What You Need to Know Before your Purchase

Many of us reach the point in our lives where we find getting up and down stairs is increasingly difficult. This may well be the time move your bedroom downstairs if your home is suitable, or perhaps to contemplate making the move to a bungalow. But for many people the perfect solution to continue living independently in their existing home is to install a stair lift. There are a number of types of stair lifts on the market and it is important to gather information and seek advice so that you can select the one that is right for you. Read More »

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