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Daily living aids to help care for your elderly relatives

 


Exclusive offer to OFFers! 5% off Manage At Home's range of mobility and disability products

 

Whether you’d like to get your hands on some home additions for accessibility or some tools for tackling mobility, by simply using the discount code FIFTY5, 5% will be deducted from the basket’s total when you make the purchase on their site.

 

It is one of the cruel realities of life that at some point we’ll need to rely on others for help. Whether it’s simply a helping hand bringing the shopping into the house, or a more personal task such as bathing, it can leave some feeling as though they have lost their independence.


Often, the role of carer falls upon close family members due to the strain on publicly-funded carers in the UK.

In fact, according to the Office for Disability Issues, a “substantially higher proportion of individuals who live in families with disabled members live in poverty, compared to individuals who live in families where no one is disabled.”


This shocking fact shows just how inaccessible carers outside of the family are, taking into account an aging population and the rising cost of living.

To avoid hefty, and for many families, unaffordable carer costs, adjustments can be made around the home in order to assist with caring for elderly relatives, enabling those that need help to live more independently. 


With mobility the number one cause of struggle for the elderly, products for the home can to help in this area can from stair lifts to over-bed trays. 

Manage At Home are a UK retailer of mobility and disability products, offering advice on what products can assist with your problem areas, as well as offering delivery and installation if required. 


The specialist store has found that mobility is the number one struggle for their customers, with items such as grab rails and perching stools making a huge difference for a relatively small cost, and with little disruption to the home décor. 


Although grab rails may commonly be found in public disabled toilets, this doesn’t mean that they don’t have their uses in a domestic environment. 


They can be hugely helpful in getting up, moving around and lifting your own body weight, enabling those with mobility issues to visit the bathroom on their own, something that can really crush spirits if assistance is needed. 


In fact, they can be conveniently placed almost anywhere to provide support. Helpful for providing balance when standing or walking, they can also be strategically placed for lifting. A grab rail tilted slightly away from horizontal can allow support through the forearms enabling the spread of body weight whilst lifting. 

 


To avoid any feeling of special treatment or adjustment, they comes in a variety of colours and styles, most commonly, white, stainless steel, chrome or wooden, intending to fit into your home no matter what your style. 


Though not a permanent feature like grab rails, perching stools can allow support without the use of hands. For those that may struggle standing for long lengths of time, perching stools are ideal. 

Think about preparing a meal – whether it is chopping the vegetables or buttering toast, sometimes these two-handed jobs can be difficult because of a lack of balance, but perching stools can give great support freeing up your hands for daily activities. 

 

 

Often available with both a padded back as well as arms, they can provide comfort as well as practicality. 


As with all products from Manage At Home, they aim to support, and this is exactly what the company wishes to do for their customers.

 

 

 

 

That is why Manage At Home is offering 5% off exclusively to readers of Over Fifties Friends. Whether you’d like to get your hands on some home additions for accessibility or some tools for tackling mobility, by simply using the discount code FIFTY5, 5% will be deducted from the basket’s total when you make the purchase on their site. 


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