16 March 2016
Acorn Stair Lifts
Acorn Stairlifts – Specialists in making and supplying stairlifts
Recently, Acorn has become the first national stairlift supplier to have been accredited by Trustmark and also has joined the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA).
Acorn Stairlifts have now achieved independent endorsement and accreditation of their installation and customer care through TrustMark, the only Government endorsed accreditation scheme for contractors and tradespeople. TrustMark promotes standards and consumer protection within the domestic home repair, maintenance and improvement sector.
Read more about Acorn Stairlifts accreditation’s on our website and make an enquiry by completing the easy on line enquiry form.
25 January 2016
VAT Exemption Rules
Do you qualify for VAT relief on Goods?
If you are chronically sick and disabled with an ongoing or permanent medical condition and the goods are for your personal or domestic use, you may be able to purchase the goods VAT free.
What HMRC mean by ‘chronically sick or disabled’
For VAT purposes, you are chronically sick or disabled if you have;
A physical or mental impairment which has a long term and substantial adverse effect upon your ability to carry out everyday activities.
A condition which is being treated by the medical profession as a chronic sickness (an ongoing, long term health condition).
For VAT purposes, the term ‘chronically sick or disabled’ doesn’t include a person who is only temporarily disabled, for example, with a broken limb, or elderly, but isn’t chronically sick or disabled.
Not every item can be purchased with VAT relief, as some items have not been approved by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to be sold exclusive of VAT. Where items have been approved for purchase exclusive of VAT, Euromobility displays the prices online, both inclusive and exclusive of VAT. Some items display only one price, inclusive of VAT, which means the item has not been approved for sale with VAT exemption.
When placing your order on-line, you will be asked to complete a VAT declaration, and to enter your specific medical condition (such as Diabetes, Arthritis etc.) and the price will be calculated exclusive of VAT at the current rate (currently 20%).For items purchased in the showroom, or by telephone, a VAT form can be completed at point of purchase and our sales team will help and advise you on this.
20 January 2016
The Wrinkly Roadshow takes support and advice on tour for the older generation to the local community.
Whether you need legal, financial or accounting advice; benefit, adaptation or equipment advice; homecare, nursing care or residential home advice; health and wellbeing advice, utility bills, local information or just simply advice on fun things and clubs in your area - come to your nearest Wrinkly Roadshow to find out what is happening on your doorstep!
Click the link to find out what is happening at the next Wrinkly Roadshow!
27 August 2015
Keeping you on the move!
Rollator and Tri wheel walker guide.
If you require support with your mobility, but do not need a seat to take a rest, a three wheeled tri walker will enable you to walk independently and keep you moving for longer. Three wheel walkers with locking brakes provide security to take a rest whilst leaning on the walker when the brakes are fully applied and locked. With three wheel walkers, it is crucial that both brakes are applies evenly, as applying one brake only can put undue pressure on one side and could cause the walker to tip over.
When a seat is required, a rollator is the product for you. The four wheel walkers have adjustable handles for correct and comfortable posture with vinyl bag or basket tucked neatly beneath the seat.
It is most important that your feet are firmly on the ground when in the seated position and the brakes are fully applied and locked whilst resting and during the seat and stand manoeuvre. Leave the brakes locked on until you are standing again confidently, then brakes can be released. Most walkers are foldable and compact for ease of storage and transportation.
Many walkers come complete with vinyl bags or baskets and the set the height adjustable handles to ensure correct posture.
It is very important to have the frame at the correct height for use.
It is a common mistake to set the handle height too high, with the idea that this will help a person stand up straighter. If the frame is too high, you may find that your shoulders are raised uncomfortably and elbows will be sticking out at the sides, rather than positioned neatly and comfortably. If the handles are set too high, this will encourage a person to push the walker too far ahead (almost at arms-length), therefore the walker will not offer the correct support for which it is intended. Generally, to ensure that the pushing handles are in the correct position for support and weight bearing, the handgrips should be set at the level equal to the wrist bone and the users’ elbows are very slightly bent.
If the frame is too low, it will encourage the user to be bent over in a poor posture.
Wear appropriate and supportive footwear when being measured and when using your walker.
15 June 2015
Lightweight Affordable wheelchairs
There is a vast array of lightweight affordable wheelchairs on the market and without experience or advice, it is often difficult to establish which chair is correct for the user and offers the best value.
Before you purchase a wheelchair, it will help if you consider the following points: user weight, height, medical condition, how long will the person be seated, is the chair for short shopping trips and the odd day out or for a more permanent seating requirement.
Who will be doing the pushing lifting or loading of the wheelchair. Self propelled or transit wheelchair?
Once these points have been considered and established, it will be simpler to search for the correct chair.
Most lightweight wheelchairs fold easily to stow away in the boot of a car. Wheelchairs with half folding hinged backs, fold smaller and more compact, as the half folding back reduces the height of the upright wheelchair making them neater to transport.
Removable arm and leg rests also help to reduce the weight of the chair.
When buying a wheelchair for the first time , Euromobility sugests making a shopping list of requirements to help establish which type of wheelchair would be the most beneficial and suitable for your needs. If you are an active wheelchair user, with a busy lifestyle and need to use a chair on a daily or permanent basis, you are likely to require a prescriptive wheelchair. This means the wheelchair can be customised to meet your individual needs. If a wheelchair is required for short term shopping trips or the occasional day out, then perhaps a good basic, functional occasional use wheelchair would be the best investment. The Escapelite is both a lightweight and affordable wheelchair which has been designed for ease of transportation and storage.
Wheelchairs come in a wide range of width sizes and user weights. Lightweight wheelchairs are generally made of steel and aluminium, which makes the frames light and durable. Consider the comfort and manageability of both user and attendant along with overall user weight , and the internal seat width. Adding a seat pad to a lightweight wheelchair can provide added comfort, especially for those who sit for longer periods. Removable armrests, half folding backs and quick release wheels reduce the overall weight of wheelchair frame and make the wheelchairs compact and lightweight. The whirl45SP is an excellent affordable and versatile lightweight wheelchair and perfect for full or part time use. If you intend to be transported in a vehicle whilst seated within a wheelchair, then the wheelchair must be suitably designed and have anchorage tie down points which are clearly indicated on the wheelchair frame.
A range of mobility equipment accessories such as affordable wheelchair bags and wheelchair capes, trays, blankets and wheelchair gloves help to increase the users comfort.
23 February 2015
Age UK Medway
Age UK Medway Summer Fete
Age UK Medway will be holding a Summer Fete at the Specialist Dementia Day Centre in Hopewell Drive in Luton, Chatham on the 25th of July 10am-3pm. The summer fete will be a fun, family fundraising event, for clients and their families of all ages and the local community. We hope to see you there!
Find out more about Age UK Medway, by following our link.www.ageuk.org.uk/medway/
05 February 2015
The lovely new Hotter spring collection has arrived!
We are so proud to offer the Hotter range alongside Cosyfeet and DB extra wide shoe collections and were sure you’ll love the styles and hope you’ll be as be as happy as we are when you next visit us!
29 January 2015
Michelle, a member of the Euromobility sales team, was surprised today when her partner went down on one knee and proposed marriage in front of a shop full of customers! What a wonderful and romantic surprise! And we all thank Dave for sharing the special moment with us all and brightening a dull January day.
Of course, Michelle accepted and the happy couple are to be married in the summer.
We wish them both a lifetime of love and happiness.
follow their story in our ’In Store Events’ section. www.euromedical.co.uk/section283/product4768/congratulations!.html
19 January 2015
Mobility Equipment Hire
The following equipment is available for hire from Euromobility.
Lightweight wheelchairs. Available to hire by the day lightweight wheelchair hire
Bariatric wheelchairs with up to 23 stone user weight bariatric wheelchair hire
Nursing beds. nursing bed hire
Dynamic air flow mattresses air mattress hire
Rise and recline chairs recliner chair hire
Specialist seating for pressure care requirements.
Mobility scooters mobility scooter hire
Please telephone our showroom and a sales advisor will be happy to discuss availability.
19 January 2015
A guide to seating. Chair Actions
A guide to seating.
The following guidance points on the performance of single, dual motor, tilt in space, three way or wall-hugger action mechanisms.
Manual recline. Wall hugger action that allows recline only (no lift action).
Recline only. Electrical recline single motor, wall hugger action that allows recline only.
Lift only. Single motor electrically operated mechanism that allows lift, but will not recline.
Wall hugger. Single motor mechanism moves the chair seat forward as the back reclines. Chairs incorporating wall hugger actions require less clearance to recline, which means the chair can be seated closer to the wall.
Single motor, tilt-in-space. The single motor mechanism smoothly maintains the angle of the back and seat when reclining and lifting. Tilt-in-space action achieves a high leg lift, allowing the feet to rise above the hips.
Three Way action. A conventional single motor recliner action, where the angle of the back and seat increases as the chair reclines.
Dual Motor standard action. Two separate motors operate the back and footrest independently. This allows a wide range of independent adjustment to the back and leg-rest. Allows a very upright seating position with infinite leg rest adjustability.
Dual motor, Tilt-in-Space. Smoothly maintains the angle of the back and seat, achieving a high leg lift, with the added benefit of infinite independent back adjustment.
19 January 2015
Community Support feature: Free Professional Advice
FREE Professional Advice available
Euromobility is hosting various Community Support and fundraising events throughout the year. To receive FREE advice and have your queries answered in relation to the following:
Powers of Attorney
Court of Protection issues.
Please call the showroom on 01622 755744 and we will arrange for our our Chartered Legal Representative to phone you back at a convenient time.
We look forward to helping.
11 August 2014
Need a new wheelchair?
Before investing in a wheelchair, you should consider the weight, height, medical condition of the user. There are many lightweight wheelchairs which are designed for short term, basic use, such as shopping trips and the short term transportation and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
If you are looking for a lightweight wheelchair that can easily fold easily and store neatly in the boot of the car, chairs with half folding, hinged backs reduce the height of the wheelchair, making them more compact. Removable arm and leg rests also help reduce the weight of the chair.
Lightweight manual wheelchairs with removable wheels can be folded and stored easily and detachable rear wheels of self-propelled models allow for compact storage
Narrow wheelchairs are perfect for areas where space is restricted and most basic wheelchairs have an average seat with of 18 inches. Wider wheelchairs can comfortably accommodate those with a larger build
For more permanent seating requirements, a chair designed for full time use would be required as these chairs often have been crash tested and are suitable for seated transportation within a vehicle.
Removable desktop arms allow the wheelchair to easy access to the table top. Adding a pressure cushion will provide maximum comfort and support.
11 August 2014
which walker do I need?
If you require support with your mobility, but do not need a seat to take a rest, a three wheeled walker tri walker will enable you to walk independently and keep you moving for longer. Three wheel walkers with locking brakes provide security to take a rest whilst leaning on the walker when the brakes are fully applied and locked. Many walkers come complete with vinyl bags or baskets and height adjustable handles ensure correct posture.
When a seat is required, a rollator is the product for you. The four wheel walkers have adjustable handles for correct and comfortable posture with vinyl bag or basket tucked neatly beneath the seat. It is most important that your feet are firmly on the ground when in the seated position and the brakes are fully applied and locked whilst resting and during the seat and stand manoeuvre. Most walkers are foldable and compact for ease of storage and transportation.
16 January 2013
White Glove Delivery service
White Glove delivery Service
Euromobility offers customer care from start to finish.
Whether placing your order on line or by telephone, all upholstery orders are delivered by our experienced White Glove delivery team, which means you will benefit from having your chair or bed delivered at a convenient, pre arranged time. The team will unpack, demonstrate and install the goods in a room of your choice. Our team of service engineers will allso ensure to remove all packaging so you not be left with any bulky boxes or packaging to clear.
All, you will need to do is relax!
08 October 2012
Twenty years of sales and Service
Celebrating the success of 20 years of sales and service, Euromobility has earned a reputation as a quality provider of mobility products and services for Care In The Community and is the trusted choice of Health Professionals, as an approved supplier to Local and National Health Authorities.
Choosing mobility products can be confusing but Euromobility can help, by offering a wide range of smart product choices and value for money solutions to enable independence.
The company, which provides, services and maintains the scooters for the Maidstone town centre Shopmobility scheme, has a branch in the Mid Kent Shopping Centre, Allington, with easy out-of-town, stress free shopping and ample free parking. Euromobility’s dedicated and experienced team is committed to offering appropriate product choice, advice and no obligation demonstrations. Customers also have the reassurance of a local back-up service provided by the engineering team.
In celebration of 20 years’ service, the Euromobility team are holding fundraising events in support of the Heart of Kent Hospice and the Kent Alzheimer’s Society. This year, sale from donated products, special discounts given by Euromobility, cake sales, raffles and parachute jump by sales advisor Christine have raised in excess of £1,000 for the hospice. Future similar fundraising events will be held later this year in support of the Kent Alzheimer’s Society.
21 August 2012
Walking made Easy
30 January 2012
Telephones made Easy
If you are looking for practical gift ideas for the elderly, disabled friends and relatives, Euromobility have a wonderful range of gifts ideas which also help independent living and improve safety at home.
Pay as you go large button mobile phone such as the Big Button Mobile Phone BB200 can bring peace of mind, enabling friends and family members to get in touch at all times. The BB200 has very large number display, loud ringer with amplified sound, emergency SOS button and is hearing aid compatible and is unlocked to all (except three) UK networks.
Replace an old existing house phone with a user-friendly large button phone like PhoneEasy , or Dallas 10 Big button phone, with extra-large keypad and the adjustable volume is hearing aid compatable. Clearsound PhotoTEL amplified telephone offers ten photo ID buttons for simple picture memory dialling, which makes the telephone particularly easy for those with memory loss.
30 January 2012
If you have difficulty getting into the bath, wide Bariatric bath boards provide a safe and comfortable seat within the bath. Most seats are slatted to help water drain away and cut away seat fronts aid personal hygiene.
Grab handles fitted to bath seats aid ease of transfer, helping the user to move freely on and off the bath board. In some situations, when grab handles are fitted to the bath seat, they can remove the need for a wall mounted grab rail giving increased security. Fitting a grab rail to the wall, or clamping a rail to the side of the bath can help the person transfer on and off to the bath seat.
Wider bariatric bath boards are available in varying user weights and are lightweight and transportable.