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Derry Hall

United Kingdom

Member since: Feb 02, 2019
Published articles: 34

Inventive Aids Can Make a Difference at Mealtimes

Meal times can be one of the challenges of living with certain disabilities. Loss of fine motor control in the hands and arms makes using cutlery more difficult. Keeping forks and spoons steady enough...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Sep 15, 2019
Living Aids Help the Elderly Stay in Their Own Homes

Modern technology is making it more viable for people to retain their independence well into old age. With the huge cost of living in sheltered housing, there is a drive to enable pensioners to remain...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Mar 14, 2019
Making Bathrooms Safe and Accessible for the Elderly

Adapting one’s bathroom for use in later life requires planning and an awareness of the options. Losing flexibility, strength or balance can all lead to issues. High quality equipment is now available...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Sep 20, 2019
Making the Best Choice of Ramp for Wheelchairs or Mobility Scooters

Choosing the correct ramp for a flight of stairs is important for a number of key reasons. Safety, ease-of-use and size, all play a part. Using the wrong ramp can put users’ health at risk, so it is...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Feb 28, 2019
Mobile Toilets Make All the Difference if You Lose Your Mobility

After losing one’s mobility due to illness or disability, routine tasks previously taken for granted become difficult. If you are bedbound and unable to get to the bathroom, items like commodes and...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Aug 29, 2019
Mobility Equipment Gets People Moving Again Outside the Home

One of the factors which takes its toll on many people in old age is the difficulty associated with getting out of the house. A person might lose their mobility for a host of reasons, whether it be...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Sep 09, 2019
Ramps Make Public Areas Accessible for Wheelchair Users

For many people, walking substantial distances outside of the home can become difficult in later life. Using mobility equipment like walking sticks, crutches, walking frames and rollators can be the...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities May 02, 2019
Reduced Mobility Can Lead to Prolonged Periods in Bed

Many medical conditions lead to people having to spend long periods in bed. While this may be necessary for recovery, it presents practical problems requiring solutions.Equipment to ConsiderIf going...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jun 20, 2019
Simple Aids Help the Severely Obese Stay Mobile

With obesity on the rise in the United Kingdom, bariatric care is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society. More people than ever are carrying excessive weight. 2019 figures from the NHS...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Aug 16, 2019
Think About Alternatives when Using the Toilet Becomes Hard

Toileting aids used outside of a conventional bathroom play a part in the lives of many people in the UK. Certain physical conditions reduce mobility, making using the WC more difficult. Fortunately...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Sep 29, 2019
Think! Are You Doing Enough for Disabled Customers?

Accessibility for visitors to commercial premises is critical in today’s competitive world. With one in five of the UK’s population living with some form of disability, it makes sense to take the...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jul 18, 2019
Toileting Aids for the Elderly

Special toileting equipment can play an important part of life in old age. There are many pieces of equipment which can help when toileting without assistance becomes difficult. These include items...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Mar 31, 2019
Using Underarm Crutches Correctly and Safely

If you are recovering from an injury or have a condition which means you need to use crutches, it is vital that know the correct techniques involved. Misuse can lead to accidents or secondary...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jul 13, 2019
Using Walking Aids After a Knee Injury

Following knee surgery, Lisa required various pieces of rehab equipment on her way to recovery. While skiing in France, she was dismounting a chair-lift when a child crashed into her. The child was...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities May 02, 2019
Wheeled Mobility Aids

Mobility aids with wheels are key for all sorts of tasks around the home. If someone struggles to walk unaided, they are perfect for a number of situations. Injuries or conditions which affect the...

Articles > Health & Fitness > Disabilities Jun 27, 2019
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Author Bio

Derry has been working in the mobility aids industry since 2003, acquiring a wealth of knowledge along the way. Before Essential Aids, Derry's background was in engineering. In his spare time he is a devotee of yoga and rare reggae vinyl.