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Mobility Problems Preventing You Enjoy Your Retirement
As retirement age approaches one may be looking forward to more golf, gardening, time with the grandchildren and at last doing the things you have always wanted to do. However the reality of life does not always work to plan and often one is left looking after elderly relatives who can be fiercely independent and refuse to admit that they need any help. The very idea of visiting a mobility shop fills them with horror and leaves them saying that they are not old and can manage perfectly well.

How does one start to deal with this common situation? Well things have changed quite a bit in the last few years and gone are the drab shops of the past. The mobility industry has finally woken up and become much more professional and retail oriental. Staff are knowledgeable and well trained and the showrooms are well laid out and welcoming, none more so than at Collins Care. The products on offer are better designed, more colourful and cheaper than they were ten years ago. The stigma usually attached to buying these items is fast disappearing. For example - How many people do you now see on mobility scooters! These can give a vital life line for those who can no longer walk long distances along with four wheel walkers and wheelchairs. These items need specialist advice to ensure you match the correct product for the persons needs along with bath lifts, rise and recline chairs and stairlifts.

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However, not all items need to cost the earth and sometimes it is the cheapest, and simplest items that are the most useful.

With modern packaging designed to not let you in how many of you can say that you have not struggled with opening a jam jar, a carton of milk, orange juice, tin of beans. Products like a Jar pop key (releases the vacuum of a jar), The J- Popper allows you to open ring pull cans easily without losing your finger nail and half the contents. If arthritis makes gripping difficult the Cap Gripper fastens around the lid and enables you to open the jar or bottle with very little effort using its handle. The Turn Key not only opens the twist lid on many milk or juice cartons but also has a hook to remove the small plastic lid underneath.

The Key Turner allows you to place three keys in a curved handle giving you extra leverage when turning the key. If pulling out electric plugs is a problem, Plug Tugs have a specially moulded handle to give you excellent leverage. A simple Reacher lets you pick items off the floor without the need to bend down. If bending is a problem so can putting on ones socks or tights the simple Sock Aid solves this problem. Reading a telephone directory can be difficult and the Full Page Magnifier makes this easier. If arthritis effects gripping the extra wide handled Good Grips Peeler is an easy way to peel vegetables they also do a full range of cutlery.

As retirement age approaches one may be looking forward to more golf, gardening, time with the grandchildren and at last doing the things you have always wanted to do. However the reality of life does not always work to plan and often one is left looking after elderly relatives who can be fiercely independent and refuse to admit that they need any help. The very idea of visiting a mobility shop fills them with horror and leaves them saying that they are not old and can manage perfectly well.

How does one start to deal with this common situation? Well things have changed quite a bit in the last few years and gone are the drab shops of the past. The mobility industry has finally woken up and become much more professional and retail oriental. Staff are knowledgeable and well trained and the showrooms are well laid out and welcoming, none more so than at Collins Care. The products on offer are better designed, more colourful and cheaper than they were ten years ago. The stigma usually attached to buying these items is fast disappearing. For example - How many people do you now see on mobility scooters! These can give a vital life line for those who can no longer walk long distances along with four wheel walkers and wheelchairs. These items need specialist advice to ensure you match the correct product for the persons needs along with bath lifts, rise and recline chairs and stairlifts.

However, not all items need to cost the earth and sometimes it is the cheapest, and simplest items that are the most useful.

With modern packaging designed to not let you in how many of you can say that you have not struggled with opening a jam jar, a carton of milk, orange juice, tin of beans. Products like a Jar pop key (releases the vacuum of a jar), The J- Popper allows you to open ring pull cans easily without losing your finger nail and half the contents. If arthritis makes gripping difficult the Cap Gripper fastens around the lid and enables you to open the jar or bottle with very little effort using its handle. The Turn Key not only opens the twist lid on many milk or juice cartons but also has a hook to remove the small plastic lid underneath.

The Key Turner allows you to place three keys in a curved handle giving you extra leverage when turning the key. If pulling out electric plugs is a problem, Plug Tugs have a specially moulded handle to give you excellent leverage. A simple Reacher lets you pick items off the floor without the need to bend down. If bending is a problem so can putting on ones socks or tights the simple Sock Aid solves this problem. Reading a telephone directory can be difficult and the Full Page Magnifier makes this easier. If arthritis effects gripping the extra wide handled Good Grips Peeler is an easy way to peel vegetables they also do a full range of cutlery.

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