Getting a good night’s sleep is important as sleep plays an important role in your physical health. According to the South Australian Health Department it helps with physical recover and repair along with supporting brain development.
Walking sticks provide a basic level of support and are designed to assist with balance and/or decrease weight on an affected leg.
The popular manual and electric mobility wheelchairs is meant to provide users with the means to become independent and comfortable despite living with disability. People tend to think that using wheelchairs is easy and for the most part it is.
However even the simplest things can go wrong and therefore it’s important to make sure that you do everything you could to ensure your safety.
Three or four-wheeled walkers provide more support than walking sticks and are designed for users who can walk reasonably well but who would benefit from extra support over longer distances. Three-wheeled walkers are easy to manoeuvre but are less stable than four-wheeled models (which have a larger base of support) and are therefore rarely recommended. Wheeled walking frames are generally designed for both indoor and outdoor use and feature either bicycle-style hand brakes or push down brakes.
Throughout history, society has often looked unkindly towards people with disabilities. These people, along with the aged community, are seen as burdens as they have been underestimated in their capabilities time and again. However, as advocates of Independent Living will tell you, they are more than capable of acting for themselves provided they are given the opportunity and tools to do so. Now, more than ever, there are multiple organisations that equip people with disabilities and the members of the aged community with the necessary services and independent living equipment to live on their own with little help from others.
Health conditions like arthritis, stroke, low vision and overall frailty make simple everyday tasks difficult for the elderly. Working in the kitchen is especially dangerous because there are hot liquids and sharp objects involved in meal preparation. For those who suffer from conditions that affect grip and dexterity, food preparation and eating are made much easier with the help of kitchen and dining aids.
Currently, standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of all disabled people, or the needs of their carers and families. Most of these spaces to do not have the proper equipment and space necessary to cater to the needs of disabled users. The lack of appropriate toilet facilities is a significant social barrier for families and individuals, as it limits the places they can go and the time they spend out. In some instances, carers and family members have had to change their patient or loved one on the floor of a public restroom due to the lack of available facilities. More awareness is needed from commercial and business sectors about the requirements of people with disabilities.
Seating cushions and aids are utilised as pressure care products when sitting down. People who sit down for long periods of time may suffer from pressure sores or other pressure-related injuries and these products help with relieving these sores or preventing them from happening in the first place.
When people think of dementia they usually associate symptoms such as memory loss and old age. However did you know that there are other types of dementia?
That’s because dementia is the umbrella term for a number of neurological conditions and it’s actually been noted in people for hundreds of years.
As 2018 comes to a close we at Active Mobility would like to express our gratitude to those who have supported us during this year. Thank you for your loyalty and support.