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Mobility and accessibility around the home
Wearing the right slippers or footwear can be the difference between controlling your mobility or not. Here are a few top tips to make sure you are steady on your feet when going from room to room in your house:
- Buy slippers with backs. Mules and backless slippers won’t grip the back of your feet to help prevent slips and falls.
- Always ensure that you buy the correct shoe size for your feet. This may come as a surprise, but people will often borrow slippers and footwear from spouses or loved ones, which means they may be ill fitting and give no protection to your feet.
- A slipper with a velcro fastening will make it easier for you to keep them on your feet.
- If you are going away, then pack them into your luggage. Ensuring you're stable on your feet isn’t just exclusive to your home.
Ask Sara (assistive technology)
While exercise can help you to regain your independence, you may need some initial help to get you on your feet. Our assistive technology tool, Ask Sara, can help pair you with the correct support aid and products that will help you with mobility both in and outside the home.
The Ask Sara website has been divided into easy to navigate sections for your ease. By identifying a listed health concern and the room within your home that you need help with, you can tailor assistive technology for your specific needs. So, for example if you have trouble with your mobility – you may be directed to grab handles for the bathroom or walking aids to get from room to room.
Whatever your concern, Ask Sara can help you regain your mobility around your home.
Complimenting the assistive technology offer from Ask Sara, you can also receive support and advice from HEART, Warwickshire.
What is Heart and how can it help you?
- Warwickshire based support service
- Assist with making improvements, repairs or adaptions to your home to further improve your health, safety and wellbeing