Session gives stairlift advice for carers
21st October 2014
An Age Connect Cardiff and Vale informal advice session recently offered carers and relatives of elderly and mobility restricted individuals both advice and information on stairlifts, home adaption and mobility aids. While the top stairlift manufacturers offered all the information needed in regards to such aids, the session also provided all sorts of information, including practical advice on maintaining independence in the home.
Those attending were able to find out about the range of stairlifts available, such as straight, curved and outdoors, as well as the less conventional such as the perch seat stairlift. The event also highlighted the importance of finding the correct mobility aids depending on the needs of the individual, which was discussed in detail with those that knew of someone who may benefit from a mobility product.
Educating the elderly
The two-hour event took place at the Senior Health Shop in Barry on Tuesday, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the elderly by providing a venue for people to meet and socialise with new and old friends. By providing a variety of sessions, including those like the stairlift session, people are able to receive advice and can be made aware of the issues which may face the older generation.
It is also helpful to raise awareness with householders, carers and relatives, so that they are able to provide help to those who may be less able. With information on home adaptation, such as walk in bath and shower installation and recliner chairs, the lives of those with disabilities can be made much easier. The event was well-received by carers and relatives who attended the event in Barry, with plenty of helpful information taken away from the organised session. For those that may be interested in future events or supporting the charity in its vital work, more information can be found on the Age Concern Cardiff website.
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