Finding Independence After Losing a Life-Long Companion

Losing a partner doesn’t get any easier with age, especially when you’ve been companions for many many years. Not only is this an understandably difficult and upsetting time to navigate, but it can feel incredibly lonely and isolating. There are, however, things you can do to find your independence again. Read our tips below. Allow…

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Common Faults on a Stairlift and How They Can be Fixed

As convenient and useful a solution as stairlifts can be, as with everything power-operated, they can sometimes experience faults. It’s helpful to know what some of these troubleshooting issues may be and how to identify them, as well as what can be done to fix them. Read on below as we discuss what these are…

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Falls at Home

At Alfix, we understand the importance of safety and independence in your home. Falls can be a significant concern, especially for the elderly or those with mobility issues. With years of experience providing quality stairlifts throughout the Midlands, we’ve gathered some essential tips to help you prevent falls at home. Keep Your Home Clutter-Free One…

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Top Tips For Matching A Stairlift To Your Home Decor

Your domestic abode can be styled to reflect your own personal tastes, where your choice of fabrics, appliances and soft furnishings can represent an entirely unique approach to interior design. Whether you prefer sleek chrome accents or maximalist florals, each design choice you make can be a way of expressing your personality. This can apply…

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Top 5 Summer Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

When it comes to hot weather, elderly people are often more vulnerable to the heat than younger individuals, as their body tends to cool down less efficiently. Frequent exposure to heat stress can then worsen underlying health conditions, such as heart, lung and kidney diseases, making it even more imperative to stay safe and cool…

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Summer 2024: Best Holiday Destinations for Seniors

When you reach retirement, this is the perfect opportunity to make the most of your newfound time and enjoy some much-deserved relaxation. The perfect way to do just that? Well, a holiday, of course! Keep reading as we discuss some senior-friendly holiday destinations to inspire you for your next getaway. Spain A destination favoured by…

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Disabilities that May Benefit from a Home Stairlift

Whilst stairlifts are most commonly associated with the elderly, they can actually benefit anyone who may suffer with mobility issues. As such, there are certain disabilities that could also benefit from a stairlift. Keep reading as we discuss some common disabilities that cause mobility issues and how a mobility stairlift may help with these. Arthritis…

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4 Craft Projects That Boost Cognitive Function In Seniors

As we retire and slow down in life, we naturally give up some of the more stressful aspects of our daily lives. We may absent ourselves from busy working environments or take a step back from labour intensive hobbies. Often, free time is then filled with more restful pursuits, where it is easy to lose…

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What Are The Alternatives To A Care Home?

Finding the best support for yourself or a loved one can be a tough task. There are plenty of pros and cons to each option, so you need to carefully consider these before you make a decision. Here at Alfix, we are firm believers in taking care of those with mobility issues, so have put…

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Tips On Keeping Cool While Elderly

Spring has finally sprung and this means it will steadily be getting hotter and hotter over the next few months. While it is hard for anyone to cope in hot temperatures, it can be even harder for the elderly, as when we age our bodies start reacting differently to hot weather. The effects of high…

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