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Nov 14

Walk-In Baths Top Of List For A Safe Bathroom For Seniors

Matthew

If you were in any doubt about investing in a walk in bath for your home conversion for an elderly family member then magazine for New Zealand’s over-50s GrownUps could convince you. The news site and community revealed that in New Zealand, one in four over-85s suffer a fall each year and preventing slips, trips […]

Nov 14

What Funding Is Available For Home Adaptations?

Matthew

As we get older, our bodies will naturally change and we’ll become more prone to accidents at home – which is why it pays to be prepared and make the necessary adaptations to our houses to cater for our evolving needs. But how do you go about paying for these renovations and is there funding […]

Nov 08

How To Avoid Hip Fractures In Old Age

Matthew

As we get older, our bodies naturally become a lot more fragile and the chances of sustaining a serious injury like a hip fracture increase. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis causes over 8.9 million fractures worldwide annually, estimated to affect 75 million people in Europe, the US and Japan. Globally, one in three […]

Nov 06

Benefits Of Float Therapy Praised

Matthew

We all know that floating in warm water, where our bodies feel totally supported, is a relaxing experience, but it can have a range of benefits beyond just helping us relax. A US news provider has been speaking to athletes about the benefits they’ve noticed from undergoing float therapy – essentially taking a warm, Epsom […]

Nov 03

Exciting new product!

Paul

We are proud to announce our latest addition – the Louisiana 1 shower bath. This generously sized bath offers a step through curved glass door with matching shower screen, and stylish good looks. It has been redesigned for 2017 with improved panels. The Louisiana 1 is available in 1700 and 1500mm lengths, and with right […]

Nov 02

Slips, Trips and Falls ‘Can Happen To Anyone’ In The Home

Matthew

The importance of easy access showers and other bathroom safety features has been made clearer than ever, as a fresh report has revealed that slips, trips and falls can happen to just about anybody in the home. Reuters reported on a new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine revealing that people of all […]

Oct 31

Long-Term Use Of Paracetamol ‘Worries Doctors’

Matthew

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, then daily life might be helped by installing an easy access shower or bath. Arthritis in one of the most common aliments in old age, and many of those who suffer from it use over the counter painkillers to ease the discomfort, although some studies have shown that […]

Oct 20

Mobility Problems Set To Soar?

Matthew

Our installations of disability baths and easy access showers helps people to remain independent in their own homes, even when their mobility is impaired. As we all know, there is a growing older population in this country, but did you realise this means there is also set to be a growing number of people with […]

Oct 20

A Fitness Sensor Could Detect Falls

Matthew

Easy access baths are a great adaptation for reducing the number of falls around the home for elderly people or those with mobility problems. A new development has shown how a gadget designed to monitor peoples’ heart rate when they are exercising could be adapted to help detect warning signs of when a fall might […]

Oct 18

Researchers Working On Eye Scan For Alzheimer’s

Matthew

Alzheimer’s disease affects hundreds of thousands of people around the world and although we’ve got better at diagnosing it early, scientists believe we aren’t able to identify those with the condition soon enough. The Scientist reported on research being conducted in the US, where neuroscientists are working on developing a simple eye test that can […]

Oct 16

A simple adaptation providing significant benefits

Paul

Another interesting installation. This customer wanted to replace their existing bath with a walk in bath with glass door (the Cirrus Glass), a glass shower screen and a bath shower mixer with hand held shower plus overhead soaker. Minimal disruption was to happen as the parents are both elderly and vulnerable, so work was coordinated […]

Oct 06

Home Adaptations ‘Could Save Councils Money’

Matthew

The District Councils’ Network (DCN) has called for councils to be able to raise money towards prevention measures through a two per cent precept on council tax in a bid to reduce social care bills. LocalGov revealed that spending this money on options like home adaptations for the elderly could help alleviate some of the […]

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