Activities For Wheelchair Bound Seniors

Seniors playing the wii console

Here is a roundup of some fantastic ideas I tried out to keep elderly parents busy and occupied. When seniors are wheelchair bound, even for a short while, some can have tendency want to stay at home and not really do much. (This certainly doesn’t account for all seniors, and for some people, being wheelchair … Read more

What is a mobility aid?

Walking stick mobility aid

A mobility aid is a broad term that is applied to anything that is designed to assist someone with walking, moving, getting up or down and to help with travelling. The term ‘mobility aid’ is also freely used to categorise any item or object that aids in the action of performing any daily activity or … Read more

How much does a hearing aid cost?

Can I get a free hearing aid on the NHS?

A hearing aid can be bought from as little £100 and some can cost as much as £3000! Talk about a varying price scale… A hearing aid is very much a ‘you get what you pay for’ kind of product. That is not to say that budget hearing aids are a waste of money, but … Read more

How does a hearing aid work?

Easy to use hearing aid

How do hearing aids work? I always used to think that hearing aids were some kind of sorcery that magically made you able to hear again if you were deaf. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. But a hearing aid does assist in a wide range of cases of deafness, from only partially and very mild, … Read more

Does a mobility scooter need insurance?

Uses of a mobility scooter

The short answer to does a mobility scooter need insurance, is no. But, read on to find out why you may consider insurance for your Mobility Scooter. There is no law to say you need insurance to drive a mobility scooter on the pavement or on the road. Regardless of wether the mobility scooter is … Read more

Do I Need To Register My Mobility Scooter

Best Mobility Scooter

When I purchased a mobility scooter for my mum, I didn’t have a clue whether I needed to register the scooter or if she needed a licence or anything. The good news is that I do now! If you’re in a similar position, read on. Lets keep things simple. Does your mobility scooter have a … Read more

Does a mobility scooter need an MOT?

This was one of the questions I had when researching the purchase of a mobility scooter on behalf of my parents and could find the answer to anywhere. A mobility scooter does not need an MOT. When I googled it, I was getting results for cars, and for registering mobility scooters but nothing about an … Read more

Benefits of a Mobility Scooter

What are the benefits of mobility scooter?

When we see our parents get older and struggling to walk far or get out because they can’t walk too far or drive any more it is a sad feeling. Or maybe there are health implications that mean they, or you can’t get around like you used to. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t … Read more

How fast does a mobility scooter go?

There are two types of mobility scooter. Mobility scooters that are allowed on roads as well as all other public places. Scooters that are not allowed on roads, but are allowed in all other public places including footpaths. The maximum speed for a mobility scooter is 8mph. (12.8 kph) 8mph is the legal speed limit … Read more