AFFORDABLE MOBILITY AIDS IN AUSTRALIA

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A Mobility aid is a piece of equipment manufactured to assist people who have difficulty in moving themselves independently and enjoying freedom.

Incidentally, disability or mobility aids are used by the aged who are at risk of falling, those who have disabilities or injuries. These disability products provide many benefits to users in gaining their independence back, pain reduction and increasing their confidence and self-respect.

Mobility aid equipment is now available in the form of canes, walking aids, wheelchairs to lift chairs, and mobility scooters to meet the disability of the user.

Independent Living Specialists has affordable mobility aids in their stores Australia wide for the disabled and aged people.

Walking Aids

A walking stick or cane is an ideal disability aid for those who need less support to move around and conveniently priced from $19.99 to 99.99. Currently, this device is available in the market in a variety of material and designs to cater to various strengths. Independent Living Specialists provides an array of walking sticks and canes from heavy duty for the heavier persons to lightweight foldable canes/walking sticks for more support and walking sticks with wider bases for improved stability. In addition, the lightweight tripod stick with a seat has been specially designed to rest midway.

Independent Living Specialists assures that disability aids such as walking aids are available according to a person’s height, weight and environment, and mobility requirements. Although a simple but strong cane or walking stick is ideal for minimum support a walker frame or seat walker is favored by some users as it permits to move and stop to rest safely and independently. The most affordable mobility in this range is the folding walking frame with ball and rope priced at 99.99.

Ball and Rope Walker

 

Wheelchairs

A wide range of manual wheelchairs is now available at an affordable price for the disabled and aged people in all the stores of ILS. Those with limited mobility can easily get back their independence by using a wheelchair. ILS assures their best to select the correct wheelchair to suit the user’s physique, lifestyle, and budget ranging from lightweight to heavy duty. These disability products are procured from some of the well-known brands in the market. The most affordable wheelchair is the Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair priced at $239.99.

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Lift Chair

A lift chair is a mobility aid that suits people of all ages in addition to the elderly, although, it is usually referred to as an adjustable lift aged care chair. It provides great comfort, freedom, and relaxation and the most affordable lift chair available at ILS is the Mayfair Select electric recliner lift chair at a price of $798.99.

Mayfair Select Lift Chairs

Mobility Scooter

This disability equipment has been manufactured especially for people with disabilities to travel on a footpath, turfs or any other place they wish to go. The Scout portable economy mobile scooter is the most affordable mobility scooter available at ILS at a price of $1249.99.

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OUR NEW RANGE OF PHYSIOTHERAPY DEVICES

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Keeping an eye on elderly people is vital as they are prone to various health issues due to lack of strength, resilience, and movability that sets in with old age. However, exercise and usage of a particular physiotherapy device are capable of minimizing some of the traits of the aging process to a certain extent.

Arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, obesity diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension, respiratory diseases, and sensory impairments are some of the typical ailments of elderly people.

Benefits

Depending on an assessment made by a qualified physiotherapist and determined on the type of exercise device to be used, the benefits are remarkable.

Resorting to physiotherapy could reduce pain, prevent stiffening of joints and disability connected with arthritis.

Those with respiratory diseases could reduce breathlessness and other complications.

A stroke patient could get back to normal with physiotherapy depending on the severity. It also assists in getting back muscle strength to prevent disability after a stroke.

Independent Living Specialist has introduced a new range of physiotherapy devices to assist the elderly maintain a physically active life.

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Products

Balance board, Massage peanut spikey ball firm physio, Hand egg therapy exerciser, balance disc air cushion, shoulder pulley, and balance ball dynaso are some of the popular products available in all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

The Balance Board

The balance board provides a diverse effective supportive exercise that improves your strength and assists with the recovery. This device could also be used to initiate nerve impulses and recovery exercises to increase the balance and coordination of the whole body. This is an enjoyable and active way to exercise and will make you feel content until the next work out.

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Massage Peanut Spikey Ball Firm Physio

This device is used to relieve tension and relax muscles in the comfort of your own home. The peanut shape is designed to be used in problem areas such as calves, shoulders, and ankles and it is ideal for relief from sore muscles.

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Hand Egg Therapy Exerciser

This device is to strengthen your grip, mobility dexterity and fine motor skills. It is available in different impediments according to applicable strengths. Ideal for arthritis patients, continual stress injury, reducing stress, recovery from stroke and many other uses.

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Hand Strengthener Pair

This device is ideal to get the best of your strength and grip training inclusive of being perfect for either hand or forearm improvement.

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Balance Disc Air Cushion

This cushion has been manufactured to increase your orientation and stamina. This device could also be used standing, sitting or lying on the unit. It is ideal for recovery exercises or home fitness.

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Shoulder Pulley

This device is a strong anchor that could be fitted between the door and frame perfectly. It could be simply fixed on most closed doors without damaging the surfaces. The big handles are easy to hold and the cord length is adjustable. It’s suitable for systematic, laid-back pulls to be used at home to maximize movement extensions.

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Dynaso Balance Exerciser Ball

This product is a flexible trainer which has been specially manufactured to combine with recovery, fitness and also to improve sports performance. This handy training equipment boosts the body’s strength, balance, and condition. It also improves cardio fitness and rehabilitation.

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To learn more about aged care equipment and disability aids visit www.ilsau.com.au

TYPES OF MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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Mobility scooters are available in various models and sizes to suit the requirement of the customer. Although each scooter is different from another, considering the range of mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists, finding the perfect scooter will be an easy task for the customers.

3 or 4 wheel mobility scooters

Customers can decide on the scooter depending on the nature of their disability. A 3-wheel scooter’s manoeuvrability is excellent due to its tight turning radius and 4-wheel scooters are stable and safe when ridden over uneven surfaces.

Independent Living Specialists has a wide range of 3 or 4wheel mobility scooters in their stores Australia wide with a free delivery option for online customers.

3-Wheel Mobility Scooters

Pride Sports Rider mobility scooter and Easy rider mobility scooter 2 x 75S-H are two
top-selling 3 wheel mobility scooters available at ILS.

4-Wheel Mobility Scooters

Pride Quest Deluxe folding mobility travel scooter, Scout Sports Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension and GOGO LX mobility scooter with CTS suspension are 3 of the most popular 4-wheel mobility scooters of ILS.

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Boot Scooters

Scooters that are portable to be transported around are generally known as boot scooters. These type of scooters are favored by many people due to its small size, making it suitable for transport and storage. This device can also be dismantled in quick time without any tools.

These are ideal for indoor use and outdoor pavements. The maximum speed of 4mph makes it easy to control and it’s generally ideal for those who intend to make short journeys.

Scout Sports Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension, GoGo LX mobility scooter with CTS suspension and S19 Quest deluxe folding mobility travel scooter are some of the popular portable/boot scooters available at ILS.

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Mid-Sized Scooters

Mid-sized scooters are a little bigger and stronger than boot scooters. It is more comfortable and equipped with larger batteries due to its larger size, resulting in being able to travel further in between charges. These scooters could be used on the road legally and would, therefore, be required to be registered with DVLA and a ‘nil value’ tax disc should be displayed.

Envoy 4plus Mobility scooter, Pathrider ES10 mobility scooter,140XL Pathrider mobility scooter are some of the popular mid-size scooter available at ILS.

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Road Scooters

This scooter has been manufactured for people requiring to use a scooter for longer travelling. This device is much bigger and more powerful than the other scooters with speed reaching up to 8mph, limited to 4mph on pavement travelling.

Pegasus Mobility Metro scooter, Shoprider rain rider mobility scooter, Envoy 8 plus mobility scooter are some of the popular road scooters available at ILS.

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Independent Living Specialists has a wide range of scooters to meet any customer’s requirement and budget in all their stores Australia wide with free delivery facility for online customers.

YOUR GUIDE TO BATH LIFTS

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Independent Living Specialists has always been at the forefront when it comes to assisting the elderly and disabled people to live a normal and happy life. They have now introduced a new bathtub lift to their existing range of bath aids.

What is a Bath Lift?

A bath lift is a seat which could be fitted into the bath and should be in level with the top of the bath when it is lifted to an upright position. This is mainly to assure that the user taking a bath can safely sit on the bath lift. Thereafter, move the feet and legs into the bath filled with water and lower the seat into the bath to relax in the freedom of having a bath on your own.

Bellavita Auto Bathtub Chair Seat Lift

This is a modern product from Drive Medical. It is the lightest bath lift chair available in the market manufactured with aluminum and could be assembled without any tools. It’s manufactured in two pieces for easy assembling and disassembling during transportation. The back could be folded for space saving storage when not in use. The backrest could be reclined to 50-degrees at its lowest position and the padded seat and backrest give added comfort. The watertight hand control is floatable, equipped with quick charge lithium battery included in the hand control. However, the suction cups are usable only on a smooth surface.

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This is a product of AusMedic and manufactured specially for those who need to get in and out of the bathtub easily. It comes in two parts for easy assembling, disassembling and transportation. Maximum safety and comfort are guaranteed due to the high-quality material used in the manufacture with servicing not being a requirement.

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Benefits

Gaining self-independence and convenience are the main benefits of having a bath lift installed in a home. Since it could be easily operated with a remote, the user could be moved in and out of the bath easily by a caregiver or individual. In addition to the comfortable seat, the main feature for safety is that if the power is inadequate, the lift will not start to move the person inside it.

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Cost Effective

Investing in bath lifts are cost effective. The attachment of this device directly on to the bath eradicates the requirement of installing expensive bathroom aids. Further, due to the belt being reversible, it could be used for a regular bath by others too.

Safety

Safety is guaranteed as it securely and smoothly lowers the user in an out of the bathtub. Some models are attached with a non-slip transfer seat to ensure extra safety.

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Comfort

The feeling of soaking oneself in a tranquilizing bath to enjoy the full intensity of bathing cannot be fathomed. Generally, a walk in the bathtub may probably make you feel uncomfortable and cold as you have to sit and wait until the water has drained out, However, in a bath lift a user can lie back and soak in a warm bath and get out at leisure.

These products and other aged care equipment are available at all ILS stores Australia wide and at our online store. Visit www.ilsau.com.au for special deals.

THE BEST MOBILITY BATH AIDS

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Mobility bath aids play a great role when it comes to assisting the elderly and those with limited mobility to hold on to their independence and privacy in the bathroom. Various equipment has been invented to suit different people according to their requirement.

Independent Living Specialists has a great range of bath aids appropriate for any type of disability. All the products have been sourced from well-known brands such as Care Quip, Ausmedic, Sunrise Medical, K Care and many others especially chosen to keep the user’s comfort, safety and durability in mind.

Benefits

The main concern when there is an elderly or immobile person around the house is when the bathroom floor is slippery when wet and it poses a threat to the users. With the introduction of many bath aids, the risks of injury or falls could be avoided to a great extent.

 

Grab Bars

This product gives the strength to hold on to when entering or exiting the bath area. It also gives additional support if you are in the shower and need some support to move.

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Adjustable Bath and Shower Chair

A shower chair is ideal for a person who prefers to sit while showering. A product with non-slip rubber feet is the best as it is safe and also protects the bath area from scratches and dents. The legs of the most shower chairs are adjustable and fit into most bathtubs.

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Products

Bath Board, Bath Chair, Bath Rail-Tub Mount, Deltis Standard Bath Life and Cosby Bath Board are some of the fast-moving bath aids available in all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

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The bath seat is one of the most frequently used mobility aids and it is known to increase the safety and security of the user at the time of having a bath. It also provides many health benefits pertaining to alleviating sprained and sore muscles, and easing stress.

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Shower Chair-Bariatric

This chair has suction-cup legs which secure the chair in the bath area. Manufactured with a strong aluminium frame to prevent rusting and fixed additional strength.

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Bath Rail-Tub Mount

This bath rail is a steel powder coated product and fastens directly on to the side of most bathtubs and adjustable too. Users up to 100kg could use this and it helps a person to get in and out of the bath.

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Bath Lift –Deltis Standard

This is a product that makes getting in and out of the bath easy. It comes in two separate parts for easy installation, dismantling and transporting. The best quality parts used in its manufacture guarantee the maximum safety and comfort without any servicing required.

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The Cosby Bath Board

This is another product that contributes towards a secure seating area for bathing and showering. The shapely guided exterior drains water away from the seating area. This bath board has 4 adjustable feet to suit most baths and moulded plastic used in the manufacture supports its comfort and durability.

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Above products are delivered free for online customers.