We all enjoy and benefit from those items that can be found around the home and that contribute to our physical ease and well-being. Home Comforts is a term that can include a wide variety of products ranging from bath cushions to tartan blankets and from table mats to a cosy hot water bottle, as well as much, much more. These items can be practical and helpful, while also giving a boost to our emotional and psychological health.
These bedroom aids make a tremendous difference to the day-to-day living for people with disability, restricted mobility, or limited capacity due to old age. The products can include bedding such as pillows, mattresses and sheets, but can also be personal items such as eye masks, night socks and a hot water bottle.
It is normal that older people might spend longer sitting throughout the day. It is essential therefore that the older person’s comfort is considered and that they are able to select from a range of seating and cushions that limit the causes of aches and pains, while also ensuring their safety is paramount and they will not slip from the chair.
The extensive range of home aids incorporating all mobility aids and accessories for practical, independent home living, ensures that whatever your need it can be met. Many of these products can help you, a friend or relative to live at home more safely and for longer. Small, simple devices such as these can have an out-sized impact on an individual’s welfare and daily living.
The importance of good, practical design of products, devices and environments is underlined by the concept of household accessibility which can be considered as the ability to access or benefit from a system or item that can extend the independence, safety and satisfaction of a user. Primarily, these items address issues of restricted mobility but they also extend to the needs of people with sight or hearing impairments and they present tangible solutions that improve the individual’s everyday life.