Having to use a wheelchair doesn’t mean you are stupid!

It always surprises me how people who use a wheelchair are, almost, deemed to be stupid.

With so many wheelchairs to choose from, there will be one to suit your requirements. But you do not lose your intelligence just because you are sat in one

Fortunately, at present, I am not having to use a wheelchair myself. I do have a self-propel one of my own though for when it gets bad. Not quite as snazzy as the one shown here!

It amazes me though when I do use it how I am treated differently! Other wheelchair users will confirm that you seem to disappear and people talk over the top of you. Either that or they look down at you and talk at you as if you are stupid!

It is so frustrating, you haven’t disappeared or had your brain removed, you are just using a wheelchair. I suppose in many cases it is because others feel awkward at seeing someone below them.

I don’t mean below as in status but in position, it is difficult to talk when you cannot make eye contact.

So if you meet a friend or an acquaintance in a wheelchair,  remember they cannot stand up easily!  Do the decent thing and bend or stoop down to make sure you can make eye contact. Then you can talk to them or with them but not over them or about them as if they aren’t there.

None of us ever want to be in a wheelchair, but like for me, occasionally it is necessary. Other people have to use them all of the time and that is even more frustrating.

You probably will not ever hear those wheelchair users complain about their problems and you will not notice them seething.  They will though just seeth inwardly if you treat them (and me) as if they are stupid.

Treat wheelchair users as normal people and they will respect you for it. Treat them as if they don’t exist or as if they are stupid and you will upset them.

 

Sleep Apnoea and adjustable beds

Let the action of an adjustable bed help with your sleep apnoea or other breathing difficulties

Having suffered from sleep apnoea myself for many years, I know how helpful an adjustable bed can be.

I was diagnosed in 2010 but all of those people who had the joy of listening to me snoring would tell you I suffered for a lot longer.

My trouble though is not really the snoring, loud though it is!  It is the moments I stop snoring and breathing and then suddenly gasp for my breath. This can be so strong that the actual bed can shake from the force of my gasping.

Now with the aid of an adjustable bed and my mask, I sleep a lot better and snore less!

The sleep apnoea mask and machine work to keep the airways open and to help you breathe through the night

It is actually more comfortable than it looks! Problem is that if you do not get a perfect seal the air escaping can make lots of loud noises.

Raising the head end of an adjustable bed can help so much. Not just with sleep apnoea but with other problems such as acid reflux, or heart problems.

At the other end of the bed if you raise your ankles and knees you will benefit from improved blood circulation.

In the times before I was diagnosed my snoring has been known to disturb other people.

Staying in hotels in those days could be embarrassing, to say the least! Having people bang on your door during the night and beg you to be quiet is not funny! Well, it can be but perhaps not for them.

One time when I was visiting a bedding company in Somerset I stayed in a hotel near to the factory. It was an old hotel with thick walls but that may have made it worse.

The next morning at breakfast I heard a man saying to his friend “Did you hear that snoring last night”?  His room was 3 rooms away from me!

Seriously though, if you are a heavy snorer you should get checked out for sleep apnoea. Once you have done that invest in an adjustable bed and improve your night’s sleep. This, in turn, will improve your days!

Remember though adjustable beds are not just for ‘old people’ (like me) but can be so very useful to all age groups.

If you need any information about adjustable beds or sleep apnoea please feel free to contact me. You can get in touch at www.mobilityproducts4u.org or by phoning 01492 548102.

 

 

8mph Mobility scooters can be a lifeline

8mph Mobility scooters can be a lifeline and bring freedom to the users.

The Excel Galaxy Plus 8mph mobility scooter is available in a range of colours.

Mobility scooters such as the Excel Galaxy Plus are capable of going at speeds of up to 8mph. However, there is always a ‘however’ isn’t there! when you are riding it on the pavement, which is legal, you must not exceed 4mph.

Recently though there seem to have been more reports of accidents involving mobility scooters. Mobility scooters are very safe, it is just the way that they are used that is the problem.

Be Aware;

All mobility scooter riders are subject to the laws of the road and should understand the highway code.

Large mobility scooters, also called class 3, are much more substantial in terms of size, weight and capability.

 

These scooters have a top speed of up to 8mph and can cover up to 35 miles.

They are road legal and so can be used on public roads but not on dual carriageways or motorways, so be sensible out there.

Be safe

Be safe and be sensible if you use an 8mph mobility scooter make sure it is insured. Accidents happen and the road going mobility scooters can cause damage to people or property.

Even worse than you having an accident though are incidents such as one reported recently.  In this case, a man used his mobility scooter to actually ram two ladies deliberately. He was caught on CCTV and is now serving a jail sentence as a result.

It is surprising how mobility scooters, especially the 8mph models are actually being used by people without disabilities as normal modes of transport.

I recently saw a man with an 8mph mobility scooter riding down the road with a trailer attached to the back.

The trailer had a lawnmower in it and apparently, he cuts grass for people and does gardening and finds the 8mph mobility scooter ideal!

Whilst these scooters should actually be registered with the DVLA very few people bother. They do not attract any road tax and do not legally require insurance, so are very inexpensive forms of transport.

Please make sure that whenever you go out on your mobility scooter, whatever its size, you drive with your and other peoples safety in mind.

Quest, a foldable scooter
The Revo 2 a four wheel mobility scooter with a maximum speed of 4mph
The Yoga folding mobility scooter, fully folded.
The Yoga folding scooter in its own case.

Whatever mobility scooter you choose, from the smallest folding mobility scooter right up to the 8mph mobility scooter be safe! Please.

Why should you choose an electric adjustable bed

Choose an electric adjustable bed and feel better!

There are many reasons why it would be beneficial to you especially if any of the following affect you.

  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back problems
  • Gastric reflux at night
  • Snoring, (including heavy snorers like me)
  • Circulation problems
  • Asthma or breathing problems
  • Sleeping on your side.

Some of those problems shown above can be really helped by using an electric adjustable bed.

As well as that if you want to read in bed or just watch the television then an electric adjustable bed can make it much easier.

Using an electric adjustable to raise your knees and feet improves greatly your blood circulation. This, in turn, helps your heart.

By being able to raise your knees and feet the electric adjustable bed also help to reduce pressure on your joints.

For people who struggle with breathing problems, such as sleep apnoea, being able to raise the head end of an electric adjustable bed is ideal.

The simple and easy control handsets mean that you can easily adjust your position in your electric adjustable bed.

You can operate the head and foot ends of the electric adjustable bed independently of each other. Or you can, if you wish,  raise them both together.

Your electric adjustable bed is in two parts, the base which has the working components and the mattress.

Whilst the base and action are, in the main, the same on most electric adjustable beds the mattress can vary to suit your requirements.

  • Pocket sprung mattresses, with individual springs that move independently of each other.
  • Memory foam and pocket springs combined for extra support
  • Memory foam mattresses which mould to your body and help to prevent pressure sores
  • Reflex and memory foam combined for a firmer feel
  • Latex foam is a natural product that offers supreme comfort.

Combine any of these mattresses with a 5 part electric adjustable bed base and you will improve your nights sleep. Your daily life will improve as a result.

If you suffer with any of the problems mentioned above it possible to purchase your new electric adjustable VAT exempt. This saves you 20% and is easy to do when buying from www.mobilityproducts4u.org

Delivery of your new electric adjustable bed is simple and easy. We use a specialist company who not only deliver, but also assemble and demonstrate your new bed but also remove all packagings.

If for any reason you are not certain which mattress or electric adjustable bed is best for you, then please contact me, Robert Winchurch.

Talk to me on 01492 548102 or email me at office@mobilityproducts4u.org and I will advise you with regard to your needs.

 

Rollators, you can’t top Topro Rollators

The Topro range of Rollators that we at www.mobilityproducts4u.org are able to offer are ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

You should decide what you are going to need your Topro Rollator for before making your purchase. If you are going to travel a lot and need to be able to take your rollator, you should look at the lightweight models.

All TOPRO manufactured rollators are easy to fold and unfold. Many of them have a memory function in the handles that make it easy to find the pre-set height when the rollator is unfolded. If you would like an extra lightweight rollator, we recommend TOPRO Troja Classic.

TOPRO Classic
The Topro Classic is light and easy to use

The ideal use of your TOPRO rollator is when you are out shopping. Make sure that you have a rollator with a sturdy basket or shopping bag that can accommodate the weight of the goods you buy.

TOPRO Troga 2G
Available in various colours the TOPRO Troja 2G is ideal for those shopping trips

All TOPRO manufactured rollators come with a basket or a shopping bag with a capacity of 5-15 kg. If you shop extensively, consider the TOPRO Troja 2G Premium (10 kg), shown above or TOPRO Olympos (15 kg), which come with a lidded removable shopping bag.

The TOPRO Olympos comes complete with a lidded removable shopping bag

You may, however,  prefer walking and being outside in the fresh air. Then both the Troja 2G and the Olympos are ideal.

They’re very easy to walk with because of the size of their wheels and with brakes for when you need to rest. When you stop, you will find that the seats are large enough. They are comfortable and will enable you to rest and enjoy the views wherever you may be.

It is so good to know you have the support of your rollator with you. The Topro rollators can help you work, rest, and play.

Remember if you need any help or advice about Topro rollators then all you have to do is ask me, Robert Winchurch, either by telephoning 01492 54810. Or if you prefer by email at office@mobilityproducts4u.org

 

Mobility scooters from mobilityproducts4u.org

One of many mobility scooters supplied by us www.mobilityproducts4u.org
The Colt deluxe from Pride Mobility gives a supreme performance and has exhilarating styling. Our price includes delivery, set up and demonstration

Here at mobilityproducts4u.org, we believe that the right products and customer service are first and foremost in our operation.

The price that you see should, we think, be the total price you pay. That is why our price includes delivery of your new mobility scooter by a specialist company.

Not only will they deliver but they will also assemble and demonstrate your new scooter to you. This ensures that when you venture out you will have confidence in driving. As well as being safe for yourself and others.

4MPH Mobility Scooters.

Scooters, such as the Pride Colt twin are ideal in tight spaces because of the small turning radius required

With a wide range of 4 mph mobility scooters shown on our site, there is bound to be one to suit your needs. With different colours and different sizes so selecting the right one for your needs is easy.

Of course, we are always here to offer advice and helpful information, just ask.

All 4 mph mobility scooters can be driven on pavements and around shopping areas. They, unlike the larger 8mph scooters, cannot be used fully on main roads. You will I know, be sensible when out shopping and be aware of other shoppers and always follow the highway code.

You can obviously cross any normal road to allow access to the other pavement but it is illegal to ride a 4mph mobility scooter on the road.

 

8MPH Mobility scooters

As the title suggests these mobility scooters are capable of travelling at speeds of up to 8mph. They are allowed to be driven on main roads but not on dual carriageways or motorways.  Like the 4mph versions, these larger, more powerful scooters can also be used on the pavements and in shopping areas.

However, you must remember that when you are on the pavements you must not exceed the permitted limit of 4mph. Of course, you must at all times show consideration to others and follow the highway code.

Here at www.mobilityproducts4u.org, we pride ourselves on offering the sort of service you would expect from a well run retail store. So we ensure that we deliver when we say we will. We arrange for full hand over and demonstration of your new scooter whether it be a foldable scooter

or the largest 8mph model

Finally, to make sure your confidence in us is as high as possible we have teamed up with Healthcare Distribution Direct (HDD). They will do all the deliveries and demonstrations as well as being there for any service issues that might need attention.

 

Of course, you will find that little old me, that’s Robert Winchurch, is always available to help.

Swivel recliner chairs at great prices

The Bergen swivel recliner is available in 4 different colours. Red, shown her or Black, Brown and Mushroom Faux leathers

The Serene Bergen swivel recliner chair is just so comfortable.  I have shown it here in vibrant red, but it is also available in  Black, Brown and Mushroom colours.

It will soon be Black Friday and all of those “supposed fantastic sales” will be upon us. “Just how genuine are they” I always wonder.

Here at mobilityproducts4u.org, I offer all of my products at the best possible prices all of the time not just for a special promotion. This policy goes across all ranges that I offer including;

  • Swivel recliner chairs
  • Riser recliner chairs
  • Occasional chairs
  • Adjustable beds
  • Replacement Adjustable bed mattresses
  • Wheelchairs
  • Rollators
  • Mobility scooters
  • Power chairs

Plus, this way you know that you will pay the same price when you need to place your order, not when some silly promotion is on!

The ranges I offer are expanding all the time and I am determined that I will give you not only the best prices but also the best service possible.

Let us go back to the Bergen though, this lovely swivel recliner chair is upholstered in a very practical soft faux leather.

Available in four different colours, Black, Brown, Mushroom and of course Red there is bound to be one colour that will be fantastic in your home.

The Bergen, complete with a matching footstool, allows you to put your feet up and relax fully.

The seat on the Bergen chair has a serpentine spring unit encapsulated in foam for both support and comfort

The arm pads and backrest are both upholstered in responsive foam to ensure proper support.

Delivered as a flat pack chair- the Bergen is ideal for smaller areas such as narrowboats or small apartments, and ideal in conservatories.

Please remember that though the Bergen is available in Black as one of the colour options it won’t be offered at a better price in a “Black Friday Sale”

Have you noticed “Black Friday”, like bonfire night and Halloween, seems to last for weeks not just one day? Just saying!

Occasional chairs, riser recliner chairs, swivel chairs!

Now you know we supply riser recliner chairs but what about Occasional chairs? Yes, and we can offer you a real good selection of them as well.

We have sixteen different models to offer you in a wide range of fabric and faux leather upholstery all priced very sensibly and with quick delivery.

The GFA Jubilee occasional chair shown here is just one of the range, is available in six different colours and a selection of leg finishes that show the fabrics off so well.

Above you can see the Jubilee in Agean plush fabric with light legs, but you can select from;

  • Agean and light legs
  • Bracken with light legs
  • Coral with light legs
  • Jet with chrome legs
  • Mink with dark legs
  • Truffle with chrome legs.

Any of these chairs can be delivered to you boxed and because of that all you have to do is unpack it and screw the legs in.

More importantly, the price you see is the price you pay, delivery included!

If you need something a little larger, then how about the Glasgow occasional chair  from the Serene range

Because this a more traditional style occasional chair it gives extra support for the back and head.

Besides the extra height, the Glasgow occasional chair has wings for that moment when you might just want to close your eyes.

Available in three different colours;

  • Grey
  • Latte
  • Mocha

All of which come with light coloured legs and are delivered to you at the price shown, no hidden charges.

Remember because mobilityproducts4u.org is owned and run by me, Robert Winchurch, you can be certain of proper personal service. “Old fashioned”, some have said, but having been working in the furniture business since way back in 1959- I have a little bit of experience to offer to you.

Email me or telephone me and I will always do my best to help whatever your question is.

 

Yoga can help in lots of ways and so can the Excel Yoga lightweight mobilityscooter

New to mobilityproducts4u.org is the Excel Yoga lightweight mobility scooter.      

This is ideal for when you wish to travel, that coach holiday, going on a cruise or just when you go away by car for a few days break.  so compact it even comes with its own aluminium carry case.

This is so easy to take around with you but then is simple to open up and away you go!

Yoga the exercise routine can be beneficial but not as easy and as beneficial as the Excel Yoga. However good you might get to be at Yoga you won’t be able to fold up like this!

Despite being so compact the Excel Yoga can be used by people of up to 110kg (that’s just over 17 stone in old money!) Yet it has a range of around 18km on a full battery charge. Of course, this depends on the conditions and the terrain.

With a top speed of 4mph this is ideal for whizzing around the shops or the cruise ship but is so small it can go anywhere.

You can select from the Emerald Green colour shown above or Silk Silver as you can see here.

My daughter has taught Yoga in the past, and I know she can get into positions that I could never dream of- but even she cannot fold up like the Excel Yoga mobility scooter. Mind you, I don’t think this scooter can do a ‘downward dog’ either!

When you order an Excel Yoga Foldable Mobility Scooter from me here at http://www.mobilityproducts4u.org you will get the best of service possible. This will include delivery by a specialist logistics company who deliver and assemble your new Excel Yoga and then demonstrate it to you.

That service means not only will you know how to fold it up into is lovely aluminium carry case and then unfold it when you need it but you will also be confident and comfortable riding it knowing what you are doing.

If you would like any more information about this fantastic foldable mobility scooter, then telephone me, Robert Winchurch, on 01492 548102 or email me, and I will be delighted to help.

Make sure you get your recliner chair in time for Christmas

father-christmas
Father Christmas has got his recliner, have you got yours?

Make sure you get your recliner chair ordered in time for Christmas. There is such a great choice to make you so much more comfortable after Christmas dinner!

Swivel recliner chairs

  • Select from either soft cloth, faux leather or leather upholstery
  • Swivel recliner chairs come complete with matching footstools
  • Chairs can swivel through a full 360 degrees
  • Easy reclining actions allow you to choose the optimum position for your comfort
  • Footstools included for extra support
  • Prices start from as little as £169.00 delivered
  • Most swivel recliners come needing some home assembly
  • Makes them ideal for moving into the property
  • Ideal for places such as narrow boats

Riser recliner chairs

  • Riser recliner chairs are available with single or dual motors
  • Single motor chairs will take you to walk out walk in position
  • This allows you to go from sitting to standing with no pressure on any of your lower joints
  • You can recline and lift your legs at the same time
  • Dual motor riser recliner chairs offer the benefit of being able to operate the backrest and footrest independently of each other
  • Simple and easy to use hand control sets are supplied with each chair
  • Some models include built-in USB ports
  • Across the ranges, you can select from fabric, faux leather and leather upholstery.

Our service includes home delivery on all items. The riser recliner chairs are delivered and assembled in your home by a specialist logistics team.

Most items are available from stock. Delivery can be as quick as a few days. The riser recliner chairs normally take a little longer. This because they go to a specialist logistics company. They, in turn, deliver and assemble for you. This service normally takes between 7 to 10 working days.

Please remember that, unlike Father Christmas, we do not have a magic sledge and reindeers! Our delivery teams will work hard to bring your recliner chair to you for Christmas. That is, if you order it in plenty of time.

Check out at www.mobilityproducts4u.org. Where you can see the range of recliner chairs, riser recliner chairs and swivel recliner chairs ready for Christmas.

Do not let Father Christmas be the only person to get to put his feet up after Christmas dinner!