Walter filters – plumbed-in water filters are relatively inexpensive and can help remove lead from water – making it tastier too, which means you’ll want to drink more of it!
Blinds – everyone feels better if they have enough sleep. If you wake up in the night frequently, or during the early hours, try shutting out the light by using good quality blackout blinds or an eye mask.
Allergens – a common cause of allergies are microscopic, eight-legged creatures called dust mites. The best way to remove these irritating creatures is by regular vacuuming but it’s essential to buy the right model – there are machines that are specifically designed for dogs, wooden floors or carpets, for example.
Ergonomics – around one-third of Britons spend more than 10 hours a day seated, according to the British Chiropractic Association. Incorrect posture and the wrong chair can often contribute to back, neck or shoulder problems. Try an ergonomic chair, fitball or specialist cushion support, and if you have a home office, make sure your computer is at the right height – the screen should be level with your eyes. Also buy a gadget that cleans your computer peripherals. Tests show that most are dirtier than the average toilet seat!
Walk-in baths offer greater safety due to a range of key features
Slip-resistant – helps prevent slopping when getting in and out.
Low entry step – a foot (or less) high, for easier access.
Grab rails / built-in safe seat.
Walk in showers have the same type of slip-resistant surfaces and grab rails, as well as:
Low-level of flat shower tray – for easy access
Stairlifts let you stay active at home for longer. They should have:
Seatbelt / sensors – pressure-operated sensors stop the stairlift when an obstacle is detected.
Battery power – avoids the nightmare scenario of becoming stranded on your stairs in the dark during a power cut.
Rack-and-pinion operation – for a quieter, smoother ride.
Out and about
Mobility scooters are available for a variety of uses. A heavy, powerful device, for example, will get up hills and kerbs, but may not fit in your car. Meanwhile, 360 degree swivelling and flip-up arm rests will be key if you have very restricted mobility.
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