An Essex-based specialist in mobility and living aids has arrived in Preston.Advertisement
CareCo’s new outlet in Blackpool Road in Ribbleton will bring new and innovative choices to those in Preston and the surrounding area who are living with limited mobility.
The launch is just the latest step in CareCo’s rapid growth programme. From humble beginnings in a barn in rural Essex, the mobility specialist now has a chain of showrooms the length and breadth of the UK. The CareCo Preston mobility showroom represents the company’s first store in Lancashire. Its location mid-way between the city centre and Junction 31 of the M6 makes it easily accessible to both Preston residents and those living in the wider area. Let’s take a look in the showroom and find out what CareCo has to offer.
Kitchens and bathrooms
For many people living with disability, one of the biggest challenges is living independently. The kitchen and bathroom are typical hotspots where this is concerned, as everyday tasks like boiling a kettle or taking a shower can be a real challenge, especially if you use a wheelchair.
There is an impressive variety of products on CareCo’s shelves, including some that you might not even have known existed. The range of bathroom aids goes from simple grab handles and stools all the way through to walk-in baths and hoists. Meanwhile, over in the kitchens department, we spotted some intriguing gadgets such as single-hand bottle openers, non-slip mats and tools for safely handling boiling water.
On the move
Getting out and about is core to leading a rewarding, independent life. As we get older, it is common to find that we are less confident on our feet than we once were. Fear of falling can become a major problem, damaging not only quality of life but the ability to remain independent.
CareCo has an impressive range of mobility aids. Again, they cover every point on the spectrum, from traditional walking sticks through Zimmer frames to road-legal mobility scooters.
Time for bed
No two people lead identical lives. However, there are some things that every single one of us does each day. Getting in and out of bed is an obvious example, and it is something that can be a huge challenge for anyone with limited mobility who is striving to live independently.
Again, CareCo offers a range of potential solutions here. There are several British-made adjustable beds to choose from, and they help in different ways. With a raising bed, you can adjust the height, getting the bed at the same level as a wheelchair to make it easier and safer to get from one to the other. An elevating bed takes you to and from a sitting position, making the actual act of lying down or getting up more straightforward. One other thing that immediately strikes you about these beds is that they do not look like “hospital beds” and they will not spoil the homely look of your bedroom.
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