January Sale Now On

January Sale Now On

January 14th, 2014

We have a massive sale on all bathroom adaptations ordered before the end of January 2014. Call now on 0151 638 6978 for a free no obligation quote, we will even throw in a free 3d CAD design with all quotes.

Tips for Bathroom Renovation for the Elderly or Disabled

November 8th, 2012

•Designing walk in showers and baths can enable people with mobility issues to gain independent access to the shower. Additionally, installing walk in baths with available seating and/or wheelchair access are essential design points.
•Handheld shower tools are essential
•Toilet seats should be raised, and grab bars should be readily accessible around the toilet.
•Look into replacing taps with handles to levers that are easier to turn for people with arthritic or mobility issues.
•Install toggle light switches in the bathroom, at a lower height than normal to make turning on lights and electronic accessories easier. Additionally, for elderly people that may not have proficient eyesight – using ‘light up’ electric switches can make it easier to see at night.
•For wheelchair accessible bathroom renovations, look into purchasing specifically designed plumbing items such as lower sinks. Additionally, reworking entry doors into the bathroom (possibly with pocket doors when possible), and into the showers and baths is important. Make sure that the internal space of the bathroom is wide enough to allow a wheelchair to turn a full 360 degrees.

•Choose floor coverings that are both durable and safe for people who may utilize wheelchairs or be prone to falls.

Bathroom Refurbishment Sale

October 4th, 2012

Sale now on for all bathroom or wetroom adaptations purchased before the end of October

Mr & Mrs Mcqueen Take The Time To Thank Us

July 4th, 2012
We received the following word of thanks from two of our recent customers. Its lovely when someone takes the time out to say thanks.
“We had 3 quotes for a walk-in bath. Ian’s quote was quite literally HALF the price of the other two.
We also decided to have a new low-threshold shower and a high-level toilet. The work was carried out by a team of friendly, time-served, experienced men. They were very thorough and did an excellent job. Nothing was too much trouble and were a pleasure to have in our home. We highly recommend ONESTOPMOBILITY.
Many, many thanks
Peter & Lorraine McQueen”

New shower screen range from AKW

April 11th, 2012

 

AKW has unveiled its new Larenco shower screens range. The shower screen has a modern yet functional solution for everyone, the range has been designed by the market leader to help create an accessible, space within the bathroom.

Produced from clear glass and high quality aluminium, the Larenco range is a refined option with a premium chrome finish. Ideal for wet rooms or low level shower trays, the range includes unique features such as a duolinx handle – ensuring total flexibility for the user – while the toughened 6mm glass provides additional safety and peace of mind. In addition, screens are finished with the unique Stay-Clear coating to keep the shower looking like new, providing a cleaner and more hygienic environment with less effort.

The range has been launched with four stylish products to suit multiple requirements; the Larenco Quadrant Screen and Tray, the Larenco Single Sliding Screen, the Larenco Duo and the Larenco Duo Care. Available in a variety of sizes, the specifier or client can choose a product that meets their exact needs. Furthermore, all screens come fitted with magnetic cushion seals as standard, aiding water retention and keeping the area outside the enclosure dry.

With easy sliding doors, the Larenco Quadrant Screen and Tray is designed to fit perfectly in the corner of any bathroom. Its soft curves and minimal aliminium frame creates an impression of refined luxury, while accessories such as grab handles both inside and outside the enclosure, plus

Our top tips for healthy ageing

March 30th, 2012

1. Eat a healthy and varied diet

  • Eat plenty of vegetables and fruit at least five portions a day..
  •  Check food labels for the salt content, particularly in processed meats, savoury snacks, biscuits, bacon, soups and ready meals. Too much salt increases your risk of high blood pressure and stroke
  • Too much saturated fat raises cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Foods high in saturated fat include biscuits, cakes, pastries, sausages, meat pies, fatty meat and cheese.
  • Know how many units of alcohol you are drinking, and speak to your GP if you find yourself regularly having a drink to help you get through the day.

2. Exercise

Exercise can be gentle like gardening, playing tennis or bowls, or going for a brisk walk can be just as effective.

Just make sure you check with your doctor if you have a condition or haven’t exercised in a while. 

3. Get regular health check-ups

Speak to your GP if there is a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, This helps identify any problems before symptoms arise.

Check at the GP surgery for a flu jab or cancer screening. The NHS screening programmes for breast, bowel and cervical cancer are there to pick up problems at an early stage.

4. Look after your eyesight

Take advantage of free NHS sight tests if you’re eligible. Have your eyes checked every two years or annually if you are aged 70 or over.

5. Have a positive attitude about ageing

Research shows that older people who have a positive attitude to ageing, and who work with the changes it brings, tend to have better health and live longer than those who see only the negatives.

Devoting time to old friends and favourite hobbies is important – but remember to explore new interests too. It’s easy to meet new friends, try new activities or share something you enjoy in your local area.

Walk-in Bath Doors

March 26th, 2012

choosing your walk in bath there are a number of decisions to be made to suit your needs, one being a very important part of the bath and your bathroom – the bath door.

Why should you choose an inward or outward swinging door?

The older style walk in baths normally have an outward door but the inward door style is becoming very popular and the new designs are now mainly inward doors.

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Watertight Seal around the Door

The inward door has a watertight seal which should prevent any leaks whilst in the bath as the water pressure holds the door shut, but with the outward door there is a chance the water could leak around the seal causing a risk of slipping when you exit the bath and causing possible damage to your bathroom floor.

Opening and Closing the Door

To open and close the outward door you have to reach out and open from the outside of the bath but with the inward door you open from inside the bath which is much easier whilst in the sitting position. Also there is no obstruction from the inward door if left open but the outward door could cause an obstruction making it a potential risk to persons using the bathroom and if the bath has just been used the water could drip from the door onto the floor making it slippery.

Opening the Door whilst in the Bath

The outward door can be accidentally opened whilst the walk in bath is being used but this is not the case with an inward door due to the water pressure closing the door tight. You can get out of the outward opening door quickly which is an advantage if there is an emergency but with the inward door you have to wait until all the water has been drained away

The Elderly Benefit From Sunlight

March 21st, 2012

 Senior citizens need to spend more time outdoors to boost their levels of vitamin D and lower their risk of chronic disease.

As we get older our skin is less efficient at forming vitamin D and our diet may also become less varied, with a lower natural vitamin D content. When we are older we may need to spend more time outdoors to stimulate the same levels of vitamin D we had when we were younger to compensate

 Involve yourself in outdoor activities in the spring summer months.

  • Walk around your local park
  • Join a local bowling team
  • Tidy up your garden after the winter months
  • Join a Tai-Chi group often outdoors in the summer months
  • Gentle excersie in the garden

 Treat yourself to some FREE vitamin D from the sun, there are not many things in life that are free now a day’s.

Indoor Activities for the Elderly

March 1st, 2012

 

It is very important for elderly adults to remain active. Physical, mental and social stimulation are the keys to longevity and happiness. Seniors have the benefit of plenty of free time to pursue hobbies and leisure activities, many of which are inexpensive and can be done individually or as a group.

  1. Indoor Physical Activities
    • It is important to keep up physical activities, these can be achieved indoors which can include strengthening exercises with small hand weights, fitness DVDs (some are designed for seniors and those with physical limitations), yoga, Pilates, or simply walking around during commercial breaks if the seniors are watching television. Dancing and table tennis are fun activities that include a social element.

Indoor Mentally Stimulating Activities

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    • It is imperative that the elderly keep their minds sharp. Reading and book clubs and writing groups, as well as word and logic puzzles will keep elderly people from getting bored. Sudoku is a readily available number puzzle that has become very popular in recent years.

Creative Activities

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    • There are many creative activities that the elderly can enjoy such as drawing, painting and needlecrafts, which you can  express your creativity. With proper lighting, photography can be done indoors. Scrapbooking and handmade greeting cards have become very popular. Playing musical instruments can provide a creative outlet for older adults, as can singing songs and doing karaoke.

Recreational Activities

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    • Have a blast from the past and dig out board games and a pack of  cards, bingo and jigsaw puzzles are popular among elderly . Shaping play dough can be beneficial for those with arthritis or other motor issues with the hands. Baking, particularly for a holiday, is enjoyable for many. If you have green fingers you may enjoy can grow small herb gardens indoors. Also elderly women enjoy getting manicures and pedicures they have a turn a piece a bit of pampering makes us all feel better

Washing, bathing and using the toilet

February 21st, 2012

The loss of your  mobility and balance can make it increasingly difficult to wash and shower/bathe  or to use the toilet in a standard bathroom.

Bath lifts of varying designs are available to make it easier for you to get in and out of the bath. These usually consist of a seat or platform that can be raised or lowered to support your weight as you get in and out and allow you to sit in the bath to wash. There are also baths that have a door so you can enter without having to climb over the side.

Depending on your needs it may be better to remove the bath altogether and install a ‘wet room’ or level-access shower, which often have a wall-attached seat to assist those who cannot stand for long periods.

Other items in the bathroom can also be tailored to meet your needs. A wall-mounted sink may allow you to get closer and wash more comfortably if you are a wheelchair user. This and other facilities can be set at the right height for someone who is in a wheelchair or using a mobile shower seat.

If you are unable to clean yourself after using the toilet, ‘hands free’ toilets are available that include a washing and drying function while you are still seated.

In many houses, toilets are sited in small, narrow rooms, which can be inaccessible. It may be necessary to move the toilet or create one toilet /bathroom with enough space for you to move around safely and comfortably.