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Bathroom Safety for the Elderly | Bathroom Safety Tips | More Ability
2 October 2018
Slips, trips and falls are common in the bathroom, and unfortunately, they can be fatal. Here, we take a look at five simple ways you can make your bathroom safer.Read More
Merging an aesthetical bathroom design while meeting a user’s clinical needs
14 June 2018
Mobility bathrooms, often for the elderly and less-able, tend to be required as a direct result of a clinical need. Purely rational in requirement the majority of mobility bathrooms can be an eyesore due to a hospital-esk solution being featured in the domestic home. Not an intentional outcome by any means however when functional requirements understandably take president over an aesthetical design there is often a line drawn under what would look good and what will be fit for purpose.Read More
How to design an assisted bathroom, suitable for simultaneous end-user and care giver use.
11 May 2018
In the UK over 6.5 million of us are classified as a care giver. That figure will include professional working carers as well as family carers. Within this article we will focus on both care types from a domiciliary care point of view, usually referred to as home care. The reasons for doing so is that in any instance where domiciliary care is being provided it is anticipated it will cover the concept of assisted bathing as a result of the bathroom being a high risk and/or troublesome area.Read More
Arthritis; the UK’s most common health related condition - a guide to understanding how it can affect bathing and what you can do about it.
9 April 2018
In the UK more than 10 million people each year consult their GP with arthritic related conditions. Although there are a number of treatments available, including weight management, medication, joint replacement, surgery, physical and occupational therapy, arthritis is a long term health condition and, in the majority of causes, can never be cured.
For the most part, living with Arthritis, is about making changes in order to make life easier, make the management of the pain bearable and transforming the constraints into governable and enjoyable freedoms.Read More
Offering a collaborative approach to creating a mobility bathroom.
7 December 2017
When it comes to creating a mobility bathroom for a safe and practical bathing experience the project usually starts one of two ways; with an Occupational Therapist or a Specialist Mobility Bathroom Company.
Although either will, in most instances, result in a purpose built accessible bathroom adaptation that caters for the individual wants, needs and requirements of the end user the process in which this will be achieved can differ somewhat.Read More
Caring for an elderly parent – an emotional, complex and financially strained rollercoaster
22 April 2016
The UK population is ageing with current predictions indicate that by 2034 23% of the UK population will be over 65. This, of course is great news, however doesn’t come without obstacles.
With an increasing number of seniors comes an increasing number of seniors in need of care. In fact, the number of people aged 65 and over in need of some form of care and/or support in order to continue to live safely and independently is set to increase to 1.7million over the next 20 years. This is the major obstacle that we must overcome.Read More