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What to look for in mobility aids for your parents

... What to look for in mobility aids for your parents mobility, independence, occupational therapist, Katherine Pyne, creator of online disability ... designed2enable.co.uk, shares her advice for finding the right mobility aids to suit your parent's needs as well as personal style. As our parents ...

How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, ... , asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old mum ...

5 tips for preventing falls in the home

... for preventing falls in the home FALLS, ELDERLY, INDEPENDENCE, MOBILITY AIDS Statistics show that falls in the home that mean a trip ... A&E are often the first step to losing independence and a move into care. Nursing professional Vince Baiera shares his experiences in ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying ... the belted bath-lift, for some tips on choosing and funding bathroom aids so that parents can continue to enjoy bathing with dignity and confidence ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... walking aids or is prone to falls, there are many great mobility aids to help someone who struggles to move around easily. Zimmer ... and prevent ulcers. Pillow or bed raisers can also be useful aids. If the person is totally bedridden they may need incontinence aids ...

How to prepare for your parent moving in

... How to prepare for your parent moving in eldercare, independence, mobility, communication, companionship While moving your parent in isn't for everyone ... . Small downstairs toilets can prove problematic for parents who use mobility aids as they'll be unable to get to the toilet unassisted. Installing ...

Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner

... Mobility scooters: a guide for the beginner INDEPENDENCE, MOBILITY, TRAVEL, MOBILITY SCOOTER A mobility scooter is likely to be a one-time acquisition and one that we've never been involved with before, so it can be hard to know where to start. Here's a ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... 5 reasons to retire overseas mobility, travel, pension, money, independence For many older people retirement is a chance to travel ... downpours can mean operating a car, scooter or even using mobility aids are too difficult to manage. With the Met Office reporting that ...

How to choose the right mobility scooter

... How to choose the right mobility scooter mobility, insurance, travel, independence When a parent begins to have issues with their mobility it can be a hard thing for them to accept and adjust to. If they're having trouble getting out and about unaided it may ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... housing options for my parents? loneliness, independence, community, mobility, companionship Life is not a matter of one giant leap from ... be a recommendation. Take a look at our article about mobility aids with tips about choosing suppliers. Sometimes it's not so much about ...