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Mobility Aids for the Home and Outside

Mobility Aids for the Home and Outside

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Mayank Patel, our Tooting pharmacist, with info on their range of mobility aids at Pearl Chemist Group.

If you or someone close to you has trouble getting around and performing everyday tasks, then we’re here to help you.

Pearl Chemist Group stocks and can order a wide variety of products that are all designed to support independent living. Ask at any branch to see the full range of products to help with:

  • mobility, walking and getting around
  • eating and drinking
  • cooking and preparing food
  • dressing and grooming
  • bathing, showering and going to the toilet
  • hobbies and activities

We all want to stay in our homes for as long as we can, so it's important to look at things you can do and equipment to install to help you keep independent for as long as possible. Pop into or call one of our branches (listed below) for comprehensive information about different aids and equipment for independent living and to discuss your needs. And if you’re registered disabled, you don’t pay VAT on any items. Plus, we’ll deliver smaller items for free when you mention Tooting Daily PRSS.

We have all kinds of aids to make home life easier

We offer all sorts of aids for the kitchen (such as stabilised food preparation boards) and bathroom, like removable bath boards and commodes, of which there are a wide range available – metal framed, plastic frame, wooden frame, cane commodes and armchair style commodes so you should find one to suit your home. Folding commodes are also available that can be stored away when not in use.

Remote control plugs and lighting
Plug sockets are often mounted low on the wall near the floor. If you are regularly turning a low socket on/off then you may find it easier (and safer) to add a remote control socket that you can turn on/off from your armchair. Remote control adaptors are also available for light sockets, with the receiver installed between the bulb and the fitting.

If the person in need has poor vision, then we have a range of clocks and watches, including those with clear bold displays, those that “talk”, and those with a tactile face (you can feel the hands and position of dial markers).

Medication management
A range of gadgets are available to help you manage your medication. Dosett boxes help you to arrange your medication which may make it easier to keep track of what you’ve taken. Some have a clock with alarms that can be set to remind you when the medication is due. Medication dispensers can be set up to sound an alarm when the medication is due and then offer said medication. If you have difficulty getting tablets out of the blister pack, aids are available, as are pill splitters and pill crushers.

Getting around
A 3-wheeled walker gives you support when walking indoors and out. It comes with a basket on the front with a tray top and a bag at the back. A lightweight rollator folds up easily and is height adjustable.

A mobility scooter is ideal for trips out (and can be easily dismantled to fit in a car boot). Scooters feature a swivel seat for easy transfers, on board & in house charging as standard, electromagnetic braking system and delta type handle bars for easier control.

Some of the aids on offer; Sinead models a mobility scooter

You can visit Pearl Chemist in one of their five branches across Tooting:

  • Pearl Chemist
    159 Mitcham Road
    SW17 9NH
    ​​Phone: 020 8672 2157
  • Aukland Rogers Pharmacy
    892 Garratt Lane
    SW17 0NB
    ​Phone: 020 8672 6737
  • Barrons Chemist
    158A Tooting High Road
    SW17 0RT
    Phone: 020 8672 7461
  • Fairoak Pharmacy
    270 Mitcham Lane
    SW16 6NU
    Phone: 020 8769 0251
  • Lords Pharmacy
    98 Tooting High Street
    SW17 0RR
    Phone: 020 8672 5537
  • C Bradbury Chemist
    86 Moyser Road
    SW16 6SQ
    tel 0208 769 4138

You can find out more on the Pearl website or follow us on Twitter.

The Pearl Chemist Group is part of our Tooting Wellbeing Network, bringing you info about health, fitness and wellbeing in Tooting!

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