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.

Walking Canes for Upright Comfort and Independence
25 Jan 2022

Walking Canes for Upright Comfort and Independence

Walking Canes Walking canes were originally the sign of a man’s wealth and standing in society. Men posed with them, rather than use th...

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Making your Bathroom Safer with Light and Colour
25 Jan 2022

Making your Bathroom Safer with Light and Colour

A bathroom can be a sanctuary, a place of peace away from the hustle bustle of everyday life. By choosing lighting and colour, a bathroom c...

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Incontinence in Later Life – Causes, Prevention and Coping
27 Dec 2021

Incontinence in Later Life – Causes, Prevention and Coping

Urinary incontinence is when the storage and release of urine from the bladder no longer functions as normal. There can be many reasons for...

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Making a Wheelchair Yours
23 Dec 2021

Making a Wheelchair Yours

A wheelchair becomes a necessary piece of equipment for several reasons: temporary use, whilst rehabilitatin...

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Incontinence, Quality of Life and Restful Sleep
29 Nov 2021

Incontinence, Quality of Life and Restful Sleep

Loss of bladder control can come about as a result of diabetes, the menopause, an enlarged prostate, lifestyle and also as a result of other illnes...

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Taking the Risk out of Personal Hygiene
24 Nov 2021

Taking the Risk out of Personal Hygiene

A bathroom is a more risky place for the elderly than younger people. Pensioners usually have a less sturdy body than younger people and ag...

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Age, Independence and Safety in the Bathroom
29 Oct 2021

Age, Independence and Safety in the Bathroom

Hygiene is an important part of our personal health regime. Age, onset of arthritis, loss of energy and strength, mobility and dexterity ch...

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Dining, Sociability and Independence
27 Oct 2021

Dining, Sociability and Independence

Aches, pain and reduced mobility are indeed a part of growing old. Failing eyesight and reduced mental reasoning may also present themselves in lat...

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The Perfectly Ergonomic Kitchen – Professional, Safe and Age-Friendly
23 Sep 2021

The Perfectly Ergonomic Kitchen – Professional, Safe and Age-Friendly

A professional kitchen is one that is well organised and is ergonomically suitable for its user. Ergonomic means that a space is efficient,...

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Pillow Power and Well Being
23 Sep 2021

Pillow Power and Well Being

Quality of sleep has a big impact on your performance during the day. To achieve good quality of sleep, you need enough hours, a comfortable sleepi...

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