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Tips and Advice from the team!

How to prevent cold and flu
how to prevent cold and flu

So it’s that time of year again, where cold and flu viruses seem to be everywhere, and no matter how hard you try to stay away from those with the bug, you still can’t hold it away. However, there are some simple measures that you could take to give you a fighting chance.

Read more: 5 ways of preventing a cold or flu

Half height shower for assisted showering

Did you know that in 2015, there will be 850,000 people in the UK suffering from Dementia. It is one of the main causes of disability in later life and yet as a country, we spend much less on dementia treatments and research than most other high profile conditions.

Read more: Personal Care and Dementia Sufferers

People and Age

Being in the later stages of life doesn't mean that you don't enjoy new adventures and that you are refined to your home with around the clock care. Yes you might need some help here and there, and you might need to adapt your home in certain places (ahem, such as with our stylish easy acess walk-in baths or showers) but you still know how to enjoy yourself. If not, here is some inspiration to put a smile on your face and give you some motivation for your next adventure.

Read more: Life begins at 60

New year, new you

For many of our customers, we hear lots of concerns about health, mobility and general lifestyle changes that have made day to day activities more difficult. We want to help in every way that we can, whether it is to help you with your personal care and bathing needs or simply offering some hints and tips on how to minimise the effects of the issues that you face daily.

Read more: New Year, New You! Make your life easier in 2015...

Tips for keeping warm

Each winter, one person dies because of the cold every seven minutes. In this day and age, this is a shocking statistic but with rising energy prices, it isn’t quite so surprising. Now that the nights are closing in and the temperature is dropping, it’s time to take some measures to get us through the winter months. Here are some helpful tips that should help you retain that precious heat and help to keep out the cold without costing the earth.

Read more: Keep warm this winter

Bathroom style

Bathroom style

So here at Mobility Plus, we know that our bathrooms are the most practical and efficient on the market, but practical can also be stylish. With a few added touches here and there, you can get that cozy vintage bathroom, or the clean modern style you’ve always wanted.

Make a statement with bold and contrasting colours, add some vintage or quirky decorations, and of course, keep it organised and looking the best it can. You don't have to use those clunky cabinets for your bathroom storage, which lets face it aren't the most attractive interior style feature we've ever seen. Instead think outside the box and put your own style into your bathroom. We know that the bathroom isn't the most glamorous room of the house, but good house keeping should be carried throughout no matter what.

Read more: Bathroom Interior Style Ideas

Ending lonliness
ending loneliness

So the festive season is upon us. Time for quality moments with the family, enjoying the sound of Christmas carols and eating a mince pie or two. As we say, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

Read more: 5 ways to end lonliness

To do in retirement

In retirement, the pressures you faced in working life and bringing up children have now been lifted. Your career has come to an end and your children have their own life with children of their own. Now is the time to focus on you and your dreams. Your time is yours to do with as you wish and it is important that you do all of the things previously limited by your hectic daily life. Here at Mobility-Plus, we’ve put together some ideas for you to think about for your retired life.

Read more: Things to do in retirement

Advice for carers

Being a carer for someone requires time, patience, compassion and most importantly, organisation. Balancing all of this with your own life can be hard work, so it is important that you seek external help and take care of yourself to enable you to provide the best possible care. Here are some helpful tips and advice when managing such care effectively.

Read more: Advice for carers

Walk in showers for disabled

As we’ve said many times in our blog section, personal care for someone with mobility restrictions can be a troublesome task, therefore adapting your bathroom to assist your daily routine can be a helpful investment. If you think that you need some mobility aids in the bathroom, but you’re not sure whether a Mobility Plus bathroom is right for you, we’ve outlined some straight to the point details on the features that Mobility Plus can offer for elderly or disabled walk-in showers to help you make your decision.

Read more: Walk in showers for disabled

Bathroom safety

The bathroom can be one of the most accident prone rooms in the house, and as we get older, our ability to move around with ease and safety is often restricted, making safety in the home a growing concern for many. That is why it is important that we consider adapting the home to meet our needs, and to aid our mobility in the safest way possible, not only for your own assurance, but for the peace of mind of your family and friends.

With that said, choosing a bathroom that suits your requirements and ticks all the right boxes can be a difficult task. There are so many bathroom products out there on the market that can all equally improve bathroom mobility and safety, but how do you choose the features that are right for you and your needs?

Read more: Safety in the bathroom

Part of dealing with and living with arthritis is looking after your body in every way possible. From healthy eating, low impact exercise, drinking plenty of water and getting a regular muscle stimulation therapy to taking a warm bath.

Read more: How can a warm bath help arthritis?