Author: Sally Madeley-Carr, OT

Sally qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1996 and is a well-respected professional in the field of rehabilitation equipment and living aids. She has worked in private practice and within the NHS, developing a broad experience with adults and children. Click here for Sally's registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. The HCPC regulates health, physchological and social work professionals in the UK.

Making the Bathroom Safer and More Manageable for Elderly People
20 Aug 2021

Making the Bathroom Safer and More Manageable for Elderly People

As is with the kitchen, the bathroom is classified as one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Eighty one percent of accidents in the ...

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Handling the Changes Brought with Ageing Joints and Bones
18 Aug 2021

Handling the Changes Brought with Ageing Joints and Bones

Arthritis stiffness and pain affects how we enjoy life. Weakened joints, reduced grip and the accompanying build up of pain, are but a few ...

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Getting On with Arthritis

Getting On with Arthritis

In later life, many people may find that they have some form of arthritis in their joints, which makes straightforward movements somewhat painful. ...

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Managing Incontinence and Maintaining Hygiene
14 Jul 2021

Managing Incontinence and Maintaining Hygiene

Age may cause us to slow down and to take things easy, meaning that regular exercising of muscles doesn’t happen as a matter of course. Muscle de...

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Quality Night, Quality Day

Quality Night, Quality Day

During the Night Age brings with it less activity and a more sedentary lifestyle, when all of the rushing around has become a thing of th...

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Making Bathing a More Independent Experience for Elderly People
28 May 2021

Making Bathing a More Independent Experience for Elderly People

With age, what used to be straightforward (e.g. opening a tin with a tin opener) becomes more of a challenge than a chore, as we work out how to ad...

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The Wheelchair’s Journey to Today’s Choices and Designs
23 May 2021

The Wheelchair’s Journey to Today’s Choices and Designs

Crude design designs for a wheelchair were seen as far back as the sixth century in China. What was then known as an invalid chair was de...

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How a Shopping Trolley Bag Can Improve your Way of Life
03 May 2021

How a Shopping Trolley Bag Can Improve your Way of Life

Whilst shopping trolley bags are available to all, for pe...

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Folding Mobility Scooters – A Gateway to Maintaining Independence
03 May 2021

Folding Mobility Scooters – A Gateway to Maintaining Independence

Limited mobility can reduce independence and mobility scooters can make performing tasks independently much easier e.g. visiting friends, or shoppi...

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Measuring up for the Best Walking Aid for You
06 Apr 2021

Measuring up for the Best Walking Aid for You

Who Needs a Walking Aid? Each and every one of us can develop a mobility difficulty at some stage in our lives, whether it be by accident...

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