New Aquila Bathlift

Archive for May, 2011

New Aquila Bathlift

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
Days Aquila bathlift
Weighing less than 10 kg, the new Aquila from Days Healthcare is a robust yet lightweight bath lift featuring a reclining backrest.
The Aquila Bathlift is suitable for a wide range of users and offers a great solution for independent bathing.

The Aquila bathlift features

an angle-adjustable backrest that reclines at the touch of a button.

streamlined high back to provide increased back, neck and shoulder support without the additional cost of a headrest.

compact design ensures maximum legroom and easy immersion into the bath.

hygienic and simple to clean with anti-microbial protection

user weight capacity of up to 22 st (140kg)

Level Dec Showers with Life Time Warranty

Monday, May 9th, 2011

If stepping into a  shower  is difficult or you require the use of a wheelchair or walking aid then a walk-in shower is for you. 

Walk-in showers allow the user direct unrestricted access to the showering area, there are no steps, frames or protrusions so they are ideal for those with mobility problems. They use the maximum space in the bathroom, so manouvering a wheelchair in level access shower area is easier.

At One Stop Mobility we use level dec shower trays manufactured by Impey UK.  The Level-Dec is the original level-access shower floor former. It is an all-in-one moulded shower floor that has the drainage gradient/slope already built in and it can easily be fitted into most floor types and in almost any bathrooms. It is suitable for installation onto timber or concrete floors . It is also available in a wide range of shapes and sizes and it can also be trimmed for precise fitting in alcoves.

It is a solid core product which means it is far tougher and more rigid than the competition – years of development, a LIFETIME warranty and two national awards are a testament to the design of this product.

It is compatible with waste pumps too, for those locations where gravity drainage is not possible

Over weight people are more likely to develop dementia

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Over weight but not obese middle age people are 71% more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight, according to research.

Previous studies have indicated a link between obesity and dementia but a new study in Sweden, in the journal of Neurology, suggests just being overweight is also a risk factor.

The study says 1.6 billion adults are overweight worldwide and about one out of every 20 people above the age of the 65 has dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society said a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk.

Those with a body mass index (BMI) of greater than 30, who are classified as obese, were 288% more likely to develop dementia than those with a BMI between 20 and 25, according to the study. However the clinically overweight, who have a BMI between 25 and 30, were 71% more likely to develop the dementia.

Dementia is an umbrella term describing a serious deterioration in mental functions, such as memory, language, orientation and judgement. There are many types, but Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for two thirds of cases, is the most well-known.

Alzheimer’s Society head of research, Dr Susanne Sorensen, said: “This robust study adds to the large body of evidence which suggests that if you pile on the pounds in middle age, your chances of developing dementia later in life are also increased.By eating healthily and exercising regularly, you can lessen your risk of developing dementia.”

Alzheimer’s Research UK head of research, Dr Simon Ridley, said: “This study adds to existing evidence that excess weight in middle age could increase our risk of developing dementia. It’s likely that dementia is caused by a complex mix of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. However, we still need to know much more about the causes of dementia if we are to find an effective treatment that is so desperately needed.”

Level Access Showers for Wheelchair Users

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Level Access Showers

If stepping onto a shower tray is difficult or you require the use of a walking frame or wheelchair then a walk-in shower is for you. 

Walk-in showers allow the user direct unrestricted access to the showering area, there are no steps, frames or protrusions so they are ideal for those with limited mobility.

Level Access Showers allow the user maximum use of the space in the bathroom, so manouvering a wheelchair in the shower area is not a problem.

At One Stop Mobility we offer two solutions for creating the perfect walk-in shower area; the renowned Level-Dec and our brand new patented screeded floor former, the Level-Grade.