Ideas to help keep you moving and staying fit
Homecare and Mobility
Staying active for longer not only means you stay independent, it makes you feel happier, healthier and more confident. Here are some helpful tips:
If you have arthritis or muscular problems in your hands, a range of clever gadgets are available to make using kitchen utensils and adjusting controls on kitchen appliances easier:
Contour knob turner: an angled handle is easy to grip, whilst a cluster of spring-loaded pins at the other end fit round the object, holding it securely in place.
One handed electric tin opener : shaped to fit your hand for easy gripping and with a magnetic holder that attaches to the tin of the lid. Adapted cutlery and crockery: oversized handles make grasping a knife, fork or spoon easy, while high-sided bowls and plates help prevent spillages.
Cordless kettle tipper: Velcro straps hold the kettle in a cradle on a pivoting wire frame, allowing you to pour a cup of tea safely with minimal effort.
An estimated 80% of all household accidents occur in the bathroom, with half of these take place in the bath itself. Therefore walk in baths offer greater safety due to a range of key features: Slip resistant surfaces: cut the risk of slipping when getting in and out.Low entry step: a foot or less high, to make getting in and out of the bath much easier. Grab rails /built in safe seat Walk in showers have the same type of slip resistant surfaces and grab rails, as well as:Low level or flat shower tray: for easy access wide opening doors: this avoids having to squeeze through awkward or narrow sliding doors.