Innovative moving aids for patient moving and handling When it comes to assisting patients who find mobility a struggle, it is of great importance that they are comfortable and secure whilst being moved, as well as ensuring the equipment used helps make the experience smoother. We are lucky in this day and age that we … Continue Reading
The most important point to make is life is much safer when taking a bath. All the baths are designed to prevent slipping which is a big worry for those with mobility issues. The fittings such as handrails, seats and slip resistant bases help to keep heads above water. If you live in a retirement community walk in baths could actually increase the value of your home. To make sure you don’t get cold, temperature controlled taps are also fitted.
Our bodies normally tell us when something is going wrong, but when should you listen to it and take the right action? Everyone has aches and pains from general wear and tear and we all need to take notice of any sudden drastic changes.
After retiring from short track speed skating, eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno focused on helping others as a philanthropist and motivational speaker. He once said, “Be you. Don’t be someone else. You are a unique individual. Be proud…rock it loud.” However, despite our unique and specific talents and personalities and ability to really ‘rock … Continue Reading
Connect – the communication disability network is a charity that helps people with Aphasia, a communication disability which occurs when the communication centres of the brain are damaged. Aphasia is usually caused by stroke, but can also be caused by brain haemorrhage, head injury or tumours. It is a disability that can affect anyone at … Continue Reading
How “Seconds Matter” to someone living with arthritis The cost to the UK of musculoskeletal conditions is £5.7billion annually due to there being over 200 forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases with no known cure. With Arthritis being a disease that affects more than 10 million people of all ages across the UK, it was … Continue Reading
Modern medicine is one of the technological innovations that improve people’s quality of life. It affects every one of us on a day-to-day basis, from making simple summer allergies more bearable to helping people with serious illnesses live a fruitful life. Because of the importance of this field, it’s paramount that pharmaceuticals are safe for … Continue Reading
There’s an old saying that many of us will have heard at some point in our lives, which goes something like this: ‘Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It has the sole intention of bringing people together to a time called forever.’ It is unknown who said this, but in this day and … Continue Reading
If you’ve never travelled before with an existing medical condition, then the process of booking a holiday may seem like an altogether daunting task. Luckily, things are a whole lot simpler today than they have been in the past and it is much easier to find and book each part of your holiday than you’d … Continue Reading
As we age, our range of mobility slowly starts to decrease, thus making what we used to consider to be everyday tasks incredibly difficult. Due to this, it is incredibly easy to get frustrated, downtrodden or even angry. However, help can be at hand, and if you want to retain the freedom of your own … Continue Reading