Bedroom Aids for the Elderly

Bedroom safety is necessary for everyone without a doubt; however, the elderly age group needs special attention. You would never want your loved ones to feel insecure and uncomfortable in their own home.  And you definitely would not want them to feel they're losing their independence.

How can you ensure this won't happen to your loved one? The solution is quite simple.  By using specially designed equipment and methods, the bedroom can be made comfortable for seniors in a short amount of time and with little effort.

There are several bedroom mobility aids from which to choose. To begin, categorization is important to make it easier to understand.  This will ensure that the right kind of aid is identified for a certain need and then a purchase can be made accordingly.

Types of Mobility Aids for the Elderly:

Mobility aids are widely categorized into three categories.

1.       Sitting aids: It gives support while sitting down on a bed or a chair.

2.       Standing aids: This will provide support while shifting from a standing position to a sitting one.

3.       Transferring aids: This lets the elderly get mobile from one place to another - for example, getting transferred from the bed to the wheelchair.

Let’s now consider some equipment and identify their functions.

Adjustable Back Rest: 

·         It supports the back while sitting on the bed.

·         Ideal for elderly who cannot sit without a support.

·         The posture is comfortably supported with this bedroom aid.

·         It can be adjusted in different positions conveniently.

Bed Rope Ladder: 

·         It helps the elderly sit up independently.

·         The rope is easily fitted around the bed’s legs and the end is available to the user.

·         The ladder construction is strong enough to handle the individual's weight.

Rise Easy Bed Aid: 

·         The Rise Easy Bed Aid is another type of sitting aid which allows someone to stretch and bend easily while properly supported.

·         It can be fitted on either side of the bed.

Leg lifters: 

·         They allow the person to raise their legs with minimal effort.

·         Ideal for people who cannot move their legs by themselves.

·         The legs will rise to a level automatically.  Seniors can then easily rotate their legs to a sitting position.

·         In addition, leg lifters can be used in reverse when the person wants to lay on their bed.

Share:

Aids 4 Mobility uses Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD, Hermes, TNT and UPS. We have chosen these couriers based on their reliability and cost-effective delivery solutions. This helps us to keep your order costs as low as possible.

There is FREE DELIVERY* on all orders over £30.00 excluding VAT to all UK mainland addresses and for most non-mainland UK addresses.

Orders up to £30.00 excluding VAT are only £3.95 P and P

If you are looking to have orders delivered outside the UK mainland, please contact us for a quotation. We will do our best to keep the delivery costs as low as we can.

More information

Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process

In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.

Who is eligible for VAT relief?

You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:

VAT Relief on our Disability Aids

All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.

How VAT relief works

If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

More information from HMRC

You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.

The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).