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Meeting the physical challenges of later years

How to Make Your Home More Wheelchair Accessible

Collaborative Post If you’re moving house or you find you’re having to make your home wheelchair accessible, it’s important you’re doing absolutely everything you can. Although you may not be aware of all of the changes you need to make right away, there are a number of key things you should be doing as soon […]

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Here’s how to get help for incontinence

Collaborative Post The HARTMANN Direct team understand the difficulties faced by those who experience incontinence. It is easy to get sucked into a situation where you cope with the consequences and avoid the cause.  This reluctance to seek help may be a result of embarrassment. You may also have decided that it is a natural […]

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How to stop incontinence affecting your mentality

Collaborative Post At HARTMANN Direct, we are interested in understanding the impact of incontinence on the mind as well as the body. We are aware that issues of bladder and bowel control can be physically draining, especially for the elderly. However, what is less well addressed is the emotional impact of incontinence. The worry and […]

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Why you should opt for an electric wheelchair over a manual wheelchair

Collaborative Post For those facing the choice between electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs, the decision can seem mind-boggling at times. But when the facts are laid out, the advantages of using a power chair are obvious. While manual chairs do have some plus points, they are vastly outweighed by the pros of their electric cousins. That […]

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Tips to help the elderly access the toilet at night

Collaborative post Help in the dark hours is important, as the night time is more of a struggle for the elderly than the day. A common issue as people get older is nocturia. This is when the body still needs us to go to the toilet regularly, even when asleep. Regular toilet-going means more than […]

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Making sure the elderly don’t lose their independence

Collaborative Post Unfortunately, one of the sad aspects about getting older is that we can start to rely more and more on other people to help us get around in our day-to-day lives. There are, however, ways that people with limited mobility can maintain their independence, taking some of the weight off those who care […]

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