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Supporting you through COVID-19

Supporting you through COVID-19

From ways of keeping in touch with family to things that help pass the time, we'll be looking at how Complete Care Shop can help you.

What to do if you suffer a fall
It can be easy to panic when you take a tumble. Find out what you should do if you ever suffer a fall.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 21 October 2020
5 tips to help you avoid falls when you’re out and about
If your balance isn't what it used to be, you might find yourself worried about leaving your home. Here are some tips to help you avoid falling outside.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 14 October 2020
What to do if you’re anxious about falling
If your balance isn't what it used to be, you may be worried about falling. Don't worry, you're not alone. Read on to find out what you can do to alleviate those fears.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 07 October 2020
3 forms of exercise that may help improve your balance
Exercise can help improve your strength and balance, reducing your risk of falls. Find out about 3 forms of exercise that may help.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 29 September 2020
4 things to try if you struggle with dizziness or vertigo
It’s Balance Awareness Week, a week to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people who have vestibular disorders (disorders relating to balance or that affect your sense of balance) such as Meniere’s Disease.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 22 September 2020
Bringing things into focus – how visual aids can help with your hobbies
If you're struggling to enjoy your hobbies due to poor vision, then find out how visual aids may help.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 14 September 2020
Do you know what your blood pressure is? It’s Know Your Numbers week!
High blood pressure affects millions of people in the UK and it can cause potentially life-threatening conditions. Know Your Numbers week is dedicated to helping the nation lower their blood pressure.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 08 September 2020
Nordic Walking for older people
Learn about Nordic Walking, what it is and how it could really benefit your health and wellbeing.
Written by Hannah Ownsworth on 02 September 2020
Stay safe when dining out at your favourite restaurants
What is the new Eat Out to Help Out scheme and how can we stay safe when dining out?
Written by Lydia Fox on 03 August 2020
Suggested days out this summer
Visiting friends and family, or organising a picnic can be fun, but if you want to do something a bit different, there are lots of places that are now open where you can enjoy a few days out this summer.
Written by Lydia Fox on 03 August 2020
Get the most from a UK holiday this year
Everyone needs a break from the usual routine and this year perhaps even more so. A change of scene, the chance to revisit places with treasured memories, or explore somewhere new can really lift your mood and improve your wellbeing, but there’s a few things to consider before you go.
Written by Lydia Fox on 03 August 2020
Home sweet home – celebrate your return from hospital with a relaxing bath
Coming home after spending time in hospital can be a great relief, signifying a time to relax, recuperate and focus on self-care.
Written by Lydia Fox on 30 July 2020
How to register for “My Account” and reap a whole host of benefits
We’ve recently launched a brand new feature on Complete Care Shop called “My Account” – an area of the website which is designed to improve your shopping experience!
Written by Lydia Fox on 29 July 2020
5 invaluable tips to keep your mobility equipment ship-shape
If you’re living with a health condition that affects your mobility, investing in the right equipment can offer reliable support and give you the confidence to move around more freely.
Written by Lydia Fox on 27 July 2020
Top four toileting tips to make every day more comfortable
Everyone wants to maintain their independence for as long as possible when it comes to using the toilet and there are many ways to make your toileting routine easier as you age.
Written by Lydia Fox on 23 July 2020
If you’ve got it, flaunt it – the best equipment for successful dressing
We all want to have a good start to the day and dressing ourselves in our favourite outfit is a great way to feel confident, whilst expressing how we’re feeling.
Written by Lydia Fox on 22 July 2020
Welcome to the world of wheelchair accessories
Finding the right accessories for your wheelchair can make a world of difference to your comfort and support.
Written by Lydia Fox on 20 July 2020
Get the right support when staying away from home overnight
The government has announced that people in England can now stay overnight with one other household, either at one of your homes, a hotel or campsite.
Written by Lydia Fox on 16 July 2020
Everything you need to know about choosing the right walking stick
If you find it difficult to keep your balance or remain stable when moving around, the right walking stick can help to reduce the risk of trips and falls.
Written by Lydia Fox on 15 July 2020
5 sizzling suggestions to make the most of Summer 2020
Although summer this year is proving to be a new experience for us all, there are many ways we can enjoy the warm weather, both at home or out and about with our loved ones.
Written by Lydia Fox on 13 July 2020
Physiotherapy aids to help you recover at home
If you have had physiotherapy, due to an injury or operation, you may have been given exercises to perform at home to help improve your mobility and strength.
Written by Lydia Fox on 08 July 2020
Taking good care of your skin as we prepare for a different kind of summer
Whether we’re looking after our face, hands or body, personal care is incredibly important for our skin, not only to keep our body healthy and clean but also to protect ourselves against potentially harmful bacteria.
Written by Lydia Fox on 09 July 2020
What is the latest guidance on face masks and could it affect you?
The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are constantly reviewing and updating their guidance concerning face coverings and face masks.
Written by Lydia Fox on 07 July 2020
Our top tips to prepare for an operation recovery
If you’re having an operation in the coming months you may be starting to prepare for your recovery period and the items you need at home to support you and keep you busy.
Written by Lydia Fox on 06 July 2020
How to reduce the risk of falls for someone you care for
If you’re taking care of a family member who is likely to experience a fall at home, you may want to consider which daily living aids and telecare systems are available to help reduce their risk of falling.
Written by Lydia Fox on 02 July 2020
Reduce falls at home with these handy tips to stay on your feet
Our risk of experiencing a fall at home can increase as we age, so it’s important to be aware of the steps you can take to ensure a safer home environment.
Written by Lydia Fox on 01 July 2020
Take a step in the right direction with a great care routine for your feet
Taking good care of your feet can help to reduce common foot problems and minimise the risk of falls, as well as improving your confidence.
Written by Lydia Fox on 29 June 2020
What are the new COVID-19 guidelines and how could they affect you?
On the 23rd June the British Prime Minister announced the new guidelines that will ease many of the lockdown restrictions in England from the 4th July 2020.
Written by Lydia Fox on 25 June 2020
Manage your allergy this summer by breathing cleaner air at home
In this article we take a look at some of the best equipment that not only helps to keep your home free from harmful bacteria, but can also help you to breathe easier this summer.
Written by Lydia Fox on 24 June 2020
The best ways to holiday at home this summer
Even if we aren’t travelling to our favourite destinations abroad this summer, there are still ways to relax, unwind and get the holiday experience at home.
Written by Lydia Fox on 22 June 2020
How to choose the right grab rail for your home
If you find that your balance or mobility isn’t quite what it used to be, adding grab rails (or grab bars) around your home may be of huge benefit.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 18 June 2020
How to create an accessible home so you can move around freely
If you, or someone you know, are living with reduced mobility, it can be difficult to negotiate steps, stairs and thresholds in and around your home. At Complete Care Shop we stock many daily living aids, from grab bars to ramps, that can improve home accessibility, increasing your safety and independence.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 17 June 2020
How Boris Johnson’s “support bubble” announcement could affect you
From Saturday 13th June, those in England who are living alone or in a household with only one adult, e.g. a single parent with dependent children, can create a “support bubble” with one other household – even if they fall under the clinically vulnerable group.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 15 June 2020
Our top tips to help you feel confident and manage continence
People of all ages can experience difficulty with their continence, but many find it a difficult topic to discuss.
Written by Lydia Fox on 10 June 2020
The perfect products to help you stay safe and independent in the kitchen
Many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen doing daily tasks, such as making drinks, preparing food and washing the pots.
Written by Lydia Fox on 08 June 2020
Cracking car and mobility aids that help you travel safely from A to B
Complete Care Shop provide a range of car and travel aids to keep you comfortable whilst driving and ensure you have the right walking support when you reach your destination.
Written by Lydia Fox on 04 June 2020
Our top drinking aids to help you stay hydrated
Proper hydration is essential for our overall health and is especially important as the summer months arrive and the hot weather increases our risk of dehydration.
Written by Lydia Fox on 03 June 2020
How to shop safely when lockdown restrictions ease further
Here Complete Care Shop we offer a variety of personal care products and mobility aids that can help you to shop safely as the lockdown eases further in June.
Written by Lydia Fox on 01 June 2020
Key questions to consider when buying a mobility scooter
Mobility scooters offer a supportive way to build your independence through increased freedom, with a range of designs available to suit different lifestyles and personal needs.
Written by Lydia Fox on 28 May 2020
The best ways to protect yourself and others whilst out and about
In this article we look at the different options available for ensuring high standards of hygiene whether you’re indoors or outdoors. At Complete Care Shop we provide a range of personal care products that can help protect you against harmful germs, and prevent the spread of infection.
Written by Lydia Fox on 27 May 2020
Our top exercise tips to help keep you moving at home
Although it is recommended for those who are fit and healthy to get outdoors for exercise, those who are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, or shielding, may benefit from finding exercise to do at home or indoors.
Written by Lydia Fox on 25 May 2020
5 of the best ways to look after your mental health
Mental Health Awareness Week will be particularly meaningful, as we all learn to adapt to a new way of living. That’s why we’re sharing 5 of the best ways we believe can help you look after your mental health.
Written by Lydia Fox on 21 May 2020
What are the benefits of being able to monitor your own health at home?
Now that many doctors’ appointments are carried out over the phone, and social distancing measures have become an integral part of our new way of living, monitoring your own health at home can have many benefits.
Written by Lydia Fox on 20 May 2020
How to decide whether a manual, power or customised wheelchair is right for you
Complete Care Shop offer a wide choice of both manual and power chairs from many trusted brands. Here, we explain the different types of wheelchairs available and everything you need to know about our wheelchair assessment service.
Written by Lydia Fox on 18 May 2020
Caring from a distance – how to help your relatives stay safe at home
If you have relatives who are living alone and maybe have less support than usual, you will want to be sure they are safe at home.
Written by Lydia Fox on 14 May 2020
Choosing the right support to help you get back outside
On Sunday 10th May Boris Johnson announced that the UK government was taking its first careful steps to ease some of the lockdown restrictions.
Written by Lydia Fox on 13 May 2020
What is the best rise and recline chair to keep you comfortable?
As we all spend more time at home, a rise and recline chair can be the perfect investment to help you stay more comfortable.
Written by Lydia Fox on 11 May 2020
Top tips to help with toileting for independent living
If the current lockdown means you’re now living with less support at home, there are many effective products which can help.
Written by Lydia Fox on 07 May 2020
Should you wear a face mask?
There is a great deal of discussion at the moment about whether the public should wear a face mask to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, said in the Coronavirus press briefing on April 30 that face masks...
Written by Lydia Fox on 06 May 2020
Why it’s still crucial to keep hands and surfaces clean
Cleaning our hands and disinfecting surfaces around our home can help more people to stay protected from harmful germs, fined out what products can help here.
Written by Lydia Fox on 04 May 2020
Why managing your personal hygiene is more important than ever
If you’re older, or living with an underlying health condition, you may find it more difficult to manage your personal hygiene, we have compiled an easy to use range of personal care products to help.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 01 May 2020
How to get the right support if you’re shielding through the COVID-19 crisis
If you find certain daily tasks difficult and you are concerned about managing independently for the next two months, there are a lot of products that can help you at home.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 29 April 2020
Our top garden products to help you make the most of the May Bank Holiday
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, then getting active in it is not only a great way to stay physically healthy during this period of lockdown, but if your lawn is looking a little unloved, it’s also a brilliant opportunity to throw yourself into a project.
Written by Alexandra Lomas on 27 April 2020
Recommended products to help you get a better night’s sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone, but as you get older, your sleep patterns will change here are some products that can help with getting a good nights sleep.
Written by Lydia Fox on 22 April 2020
What are you doing to stay safe and busy during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We recently got in touch with Peter, Stanley, Lynnette and Julia, who previously shared their Real-Life Stories with us, to catch up on how the UK lockdown has affected their daily life.
Written by Lydia Fox on 07 April 2020
How to keep spirits high at home and stay connected whilst social distancing
In this article you’ll find some enjoyable ways for you to support your older relatives who are social distancing at home as well as ways to stay connected with your friends and family whilst social distancing.
Written by Lydia Fox on 01 April 2020
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