AGED CARE AIDS AND EQUIPMENT

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A person going through a disability issue such as loss of mobility due to advancing age does not need to feel uncomfortable or lose independence. A variety of aged care equipment for the home, hospital or aged care facility is now available within your budget.

Independent Living Specialists has the perfect aged care aids and equipment to suit your lifestyle and enable to continue living life to the fullest satisfaction.

Walking aids, bath aids and scooters are some of the aids and equipment suitable for the ageing population.

Walking Aids

Independent Living Specialist has more than 40 walking aids in their stores and they are convinced that one size of walking aids does not suit everyone. A particular type of walking aid suits best for some people according to their surroundings and immobility

A person who needs the lowest support to maintain balancing, a simple and strong walking cane could be the best idea, whilst, a person who needs extra support to walk can opt for walker frame or a seat walker. Most walkers are equipped with seats and popular with many as the user is able to walk, stop and rest safely and independently. All walkers and rollators have been selected carefully from many well-known manufacturers famous for their distinct features and advantages.

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Bath Aids

There are more than 100 bath aids at ILS stores from over 15 branded manufacturers. These bath and shower aids are of immense help to the elderly in maintaining their independence and privacy in the bathroom. Especially hand-picked for the comfort and safety of the user from well-known brands, whether it is a handhold in the bathroom or a considerably greater level of support, the wide range of bath and shower aids at Independent Living Specialists will meet your requirement satisfactorily.

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Mobility Scooters

Independent Living Specialists has over 40 branded mobility scooters in their stores Australia wide ranging from top sellers to special offers. Although this type of equipment is referred in various names, it all refers to the same device. Mobility scooters are most often mentioned as aged care scooters, but age is no barrier in this case as people of all ages are able to get their independence and freedom by using these battery powered equipment. Once again whether it is a battery powered aged care scooter, electric mobility scooter or electric powered scooter, it all refers to a battery-powered mobility scooter that is immensely popular in the community.

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The Envoy series, brings an outstanding addition to the Drive range of mobility scooters, with a brilliant performance similar to much bigger models.

Independent Living Specialists is able to tailor a model to suit all requirements immaterial of its size, space, strength, indoor, outdoor, neighborhood or long distances. Pride and Shopriders scooters are the popular and most preferred brands due to their durability and availability of spares and each brand has a large range of models to suit the personal needs of the customer.

ILS also offers scooters on hire/rent or buy purchase and whether it is bought outright, hire or rent, ILS will be with the customer on every mile of the way with the best prices, trustworthy aid and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.

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BENEFICIAL SUGGESTIONS WHEN TRAVELLING WITH A MOBILITY DEVICE

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Most people travel during summer and in this day and age, those with limited mobility need not be confined to their homes. Mobility Scooters and power chairs are currently being manufactured to be portable and any immobile person can make their next vacation memorable with these branded mobility devices.

Air Travel

Travelling with a compact mobility device by air to any fascinating seaside haven is a simple matter nowadays. However, it’s always better to check with the chosen airline before taking the device aboard. Some of the Pride range of mobility devices are ideal for air travel. These are comfortable, lightweight and can be folded easily for storage before boarding the flight. The CTC suspension assists in a smoother ride and one-hand feather touch disassembling make the scooter or wheelchair the best mobility device to be taken along wherever needed. Pride S19 Deluxe folding mobility travel scooter is an ultra-lightweight folding mobility device that needs very little space once it’s folded or dismantled and equipped with a lithium battery that provides a longer drive range. This is considered as a wheelchair by airlines and does not affect the baggage allowance.

Independent Living Specialists Australia Seniors Mobility S19 Pride Folding Mobility Scooter

Train Travel

A trip across the country by train is a lifetime adventure enjoyed by many people. However, inadequate space for luxury mobility devices could possibly be an issue for those who are immobile. Pride, Shoprider, Invacare and Drive Medical are some of the well-known brands that have introduced portable motorized devices that are easy to manage where there is limited space, with feather-touch disassembling and lightweight. The Pride Go-GO LX Mobility scooter with CTS suspension is one of the most advanced travel devices in the market and a great travel partner to depend upon.

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Hit the Trail

Pride, Days, Healthcare, Breezy, Otto Bock and Invacare are some of the well-known brands providing portable motorized wheelchairs if a person needs to tour the country by road. Most of these have features of feather-touch disassembling with a single hand. Therefore, whenever you feel like stopping somewhere to savor the sights and rest your tired feet, it could be made possible with a mobility device to suit your needs. Pride’s Pathrider 10 mobility scooter’s performance is high with puncture proof tyres, automatically connected front to back harness and easy drive tiller with wrap-around handles for safety and easy steering.

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Set a Sail on the Seas

When setting a sail in the mid seas for an enjoyable luxury cruise, have a look at every corner of the cruise ship with one of the many motorized portable scooters available at all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

These devices are able to navigate through small hallways and move around in the elevator from one deck to another. It can drive along the top deck to watch the waves or look around the shops in the lower decks. Bright LED lighting boosts visibility for activities in the evening. The built-in USB charging port is able to power a cell phone while being driven.

HIGH QUALITY BATHROOM DISABILITY AIDS

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Bath and shower aids are two bathroom disability aids that assist in retaining the independence and privacy of the elderly and those with limited mobility when they require to use the bathroom. A wide array of bath and shower aids in the form of grab rails, shower chairs, bath boards, and reclining and self-propelled mobile shower and commodes are now available in all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide. Derived from well-known brands such as Care Quip, Ausmedic, Sunrise Medical, KCare and many others and specially chosen for comfort and safety of the user with the durability of the device in mind. The bathroom aids range further covers either a higher level of support or a handhold in the bathroom.

Bath seats are one of the most commonly used aids as it naturally gives a sense of security and safety to the user when having a bath. It is also believed to provide many health benefits. The user could relieve stress and ease sprained and sore muscles with the use of such aids.

Shower Chair

This is one of the popular bath aids available at ILS manufactured by Hero Medical, It is supposed to very strong and built to resist corrosion.

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Folding Shower Chair

This is a foldable, height adjustable, aluminium shower chair with a plastic seat and side arms to assist the user to lower and raise into the seat.

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Swivel bath seat

The unique design of this bath seat easily fits its base frame over the bath and made of easy to clean plastic. The strong frame swivels 360 degrees and guarded with a locking lever. Its steel frame is fitted with a plastic seat and a drainage hole.

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Bath Lift

A bath lift is another aid that offers the best comfort and safety to the user.
The user will find getting in and out of the bath easy and it divides into 2 parts for easy installation, dismantling and transporting.

Deltis Bath Lift

Bath Rail-Tub Mount

It is a powder coated adjustable steel bath rail which could be fastened onto the side of most bathtubs. Users up to 100kg could depend on this to be transferred in and out of the bath.

Bath Rail - Tub Mount

Transfer Bench with Backrest

This device can be used to transfer a patient to and from the bath easily and safely. Equipped with a height adjustable aluminium frame and durable plastic seat, the suction legs allow more stability and slip resistance to the transfer bench. The backrest is removable and usable on either the left or right-hand side of the bath.

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Portable over Toilet Aid

This device is a product of Hero Medical and manufactured with aluminium for durability with the seat and lid made out of a high-quality plastic. The seat is non-flexible with a removable lid for easy cleaning. It has been treated for corrosion resistance and also equipped with a splash guard and height adjustable extension legs.

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Comfort and Portability

All these devices provide comfort to those with limited mobility and can be taken anywhere as it does not take much time to install in the required places.

LIGHTWEIGHT WALKERS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS FOR THE ELDERLY IN AUSTRALIA

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The elderly people in Australia will find the lightweight walkers and mobility scooters an excellent manner to get around when they find it difficult to walk. Walking and traveling aids are some devices which come in handy to overcome your disabilities.

Lightweight walking aids.

Space saver walker, Forearm walker and ball walker cooper folding walking frame are some of the lightweight walking aids available at Independent Living Specialists.

Space Save Walker

This lightweight walking aid can be easily folded up and stored in small spaces. The rear glides and 4-inch wheels assist to move easily.

Forearm Walker

The forearm walking aid is perfect for people with limited hand and wrist strength with adjustable hand grips enabling the forearm walker to adapt according to forearm lengths. It is also foldable flat for easy storage and transportation

Ball Walker Cooper Folding Walking Frame

The ball walker cooper comes in three sizes manufactured with lightweight aluminum. The foldable frame does not need buttons or any other complicated mechanisms. Once folded it could fit easily into a smallest vehicle or storage space. It is also height adjustable.

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Foldable Portable Mobility Scooters

Likewise foldable and portable mobility scooters also provide the elderly and people with limited mobility better independence and self-confidence to venture out alone and carry out their day to day activities confidently.

Products

S19 Quest folding mobility travel scooter, Scout portable mobility GoGo ultra X mobility scooter are some of the many branded mobility scooters available at Independent Living Specialists. However, selecting the type of mobility scooter depends on your personal requirement. Independent Living Specialists deliver the selected products to the door for online customers.

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S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

The S19 mobility scooter  an advanced ultra-lightweight folding mobility scooter with a greater range of drive. It could be folded in a simple movement and takes up very limited space after it’s folded. This could be taken overseas without affecting your luggage allowance as airlines have approved this as a wheelchair.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

The Scout Style mobility scooter is best suited for both indoor and outdoor areas. It is portable and could be disassembled to be stored or transported. It is also comfortable, stylish, reliable and maintains a good performance.

GoGo Ultra X Mobility Scooter

The GOGO Ultra X mobility scooter has an auto-latching lockup mechanism that allows the simple frame to be separated with only one hand. The front frame-mounted seat gives maximum support and its modern frame design could be easily disassembled into 5 lightweight parts for storage or transportation.

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Public Transport Benefits

Australian public transport permits traveling with a mobility scooter, giving you more courage and if you intend to go on vacation, your mobility scooter could even be taken on an airplane or cruise line.

Customer Service

Independent Living Specialist has an excellent after sales customer service. Exceptionally qualified and trained staff are readily available to help customers choose a product suitable for their need.

Independent Living Specialists is well-known for the unique pre and posts sales assistance inclusive of after sales service and advice on handling, caring and maintenance of the device. Assistance is also provided for urgent repairs or mishaps on the road.

Social and health benefits

Those who are unsteady on their feet can easily lose their confidence in balancing themselves which may subsequently affect mobility movements and social activities. Independent Living Specialists are doing their best to support people overcome these issues by providing a wide range of mobility solutions in their stores spread across Australia.

Although there are many varieties of mobility aids, what is eventually required for you depends on your personal preferences.

SELF PROPELLED WHEELCHAIRS FROM INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

Ranging from light-weight to heavy-duty, all of our wheelchairs are designed with either self-propelled or transit operation for ease of use for either the carer or user.

For those with mobility problems, a wheelchair is an absolute savior. In addition to carrying out daily chores without assistance, a wheelchair can give back freedom to a person with limited mobility as well as contribute to your mental health and social wellbeing. For independence, most users prefer self-propelled units. Independent Living Specialists do their best to provide a wide range of self-propelled wheelchairs.

Types of Wheelchairs

There are several types of self-propelled wheelchairs available at ILS, chosen carefully to suit your lifestyle, budget and body type. Self-propelled wheelchairs are manufactured to be pushed by the user, but whatever wheelchair you prefer to use the benefits are numerous. Breezy basiX wheelchair, Days healthcare whirl chair, and the Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair are some of the fast moving self-propelled wheelchairs.

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Any type of wheelchair helps a user to get to a place they need and do their work without assistance. For those with limited mobility or who are not able to walk unaided, a self-propelled wheelchair is an ideal equipment to move around with confidence and reduce the risk of falling indoors or outdoors.

Breezy BasiX Wheelchair

This is a self-propelled lightweight wheelchair with improved rigidity, adjustability mixed with a new, elegant look. It also includes seat depth adjustability, tension adjustable backrest and attached with a more robust rigid castor. It is one of the most versatile Eco wheelchairs on the market. It has been thoroughly tested to ensure user’s safety and considered as highly efficient and easy to use.

Breezy Basix Self Propelled Wheelchair

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This has been manufactured to look simple but a flexible wheelchair is an ideal equipment for full or part-time use. It could be used as an attendant propelled or self-propelled. It’s narrow frame and compact dimensions guarantee good movability inside the house and in limited spaces. The puncture-proof tyres provide peace of mind when moving outdoors.

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The Drive S1 Steel Wheelchair

This wheelchair is a lightweight and cost-effective product that could be used outside and indoors. Since it is fitted with strong steel frames, this wheelchair is just the right thing for long drives and authenticated as very durable for prolonged use. It is also available in self-propel and transit option.

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Self-Propelled Super Bariatric Wheelchair

The self-propelled super bariatric heavy duty wheelchair is manufactured with a robust frame to accommodate heavy users and gives maximum comfort. It also has removable armrests and leg rests along with a memory foam cushion and durable upholstery tensioner to add extra support and prevent backrest from sagging. A removable push bar and footrest cover to extend footplate surface are also attached to accommodate large legs and feet.

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Social and Mental Health Benefits

There are times when a person with limited or decreased mobility finds it difficult to take part in social activities. It is a well-known fact that socializing is very important for your physical health and emotional wellbeing. This is where a wheelchair and other mobility aids come in handy to help the user to enjoy life, engaging themselves in social activities. A wheelchair improves the lifestyle of the user, resulting in facing life more positively.