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  • #146112
    Top Tips……………

    We suddenly realised some of the tips we posted five or
    six years ago might not have been seen by newer members.

    We might just pick up a few vital tips

    So what are your top tips and gadgets that improve your life:-

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #146113
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    Obvious answer would be my vent. in that it keeps me alive lol.

    My cant be without it gadget has to be the toilet risers to stand me up. have a Closomat and a Mountway. Also have a Riser seat on the stair lift although I fear this is no longer in production

    I am in progress of trying to build a gadget myself to shave my own legs lol. found something idea that cant be shipped from US. So Im heading to the shed to see what i can put together

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #146114
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    I think my most loved and useful item is the Door Entry System
    that the OT lady put in back in 2010.

    Used it every day since and it works perfectly every time (so I
    am not touching it!) It just enables me to talk to people who
    knock at the door and if I want to let them in just press a button
    to release the catch. Have a handset by my main Rise and Recline chair
    and one by the bedside. Actually there was a wireless portable
    handset on offer but I would have dropped and broken that long ago.
    Also it is easier to say no to problem callers over a phone link.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #146115
    Reply To: Top Tips……………

    I think my most loved and useful item is the Door Entry System
    that the OT lady put in back in 2010.

    Used it every day since and it works perfectly every time (so I
    am not touching it!) It just enables me to talk to people who
    knock at the door and if I want to let them in just press a button
    to release the catch. Have a handset by my main Rise and Recline chair
    and one by the bedside. Actually there was a wireless portable
    handset on offer but I would have dropped and broken that long ago.
    Also it is easier to say no to problem callers over a phone link.

    Possum are coming out to survey next week for a door entry system. Was there alot of wiring work to put in the hand sets and door entry?. Im hoping for wireless.

    Any tips or question to ask them on the day

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #146119
    Reply To: Top Tips……………

    I forgot the vent!!!!

    My other much loved one was when the bath was no longer an option to
    get a plumber to design a level access shower room around a sturdy
    shower chair.

    Most importantly the chair had to have completely solid back
    and sturdy arms so that I can just sit completely supported
    and just press a button. The shower had to be lowered
    to be accessed from a sitting position.

    I chose the ETAC Shower Chair but there are several from £ 50-100.

    Makes getting wanted a simple pleasure rather than a painful nightmare.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #146120
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    Possum are coming out to survey next week for a door entry system. Was there alot of wiring work to put in the hand sets and door entry?. Im hoping for wireless.
    Any tips or question to ask them on the day

    It appeared quite simple on the day but quite a bit of time and effort to get wires
    to both bed and front room chair. Wi-Fi might well be easier.

    The big problem was when I had to get the external speaker unit out on the front
    door put on the front of my new porch. Apparently the power supply units
    have a limited range and it took three visits to get it working.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #146121
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    Good thread…

    Wireless doorbell was a great solution to calling my PAs in the night. My bed I cannot live or rather sleep without. It’s a Baltic turning bed and solves so many issues: indigestion/reflux, back pain, pressure sores, nasal drip and safety of PAs. My ventilator keeps me alive of course so perhaps the most crucial piece of equipment.

    Other things that make life easier/safer include hoist, shower chair, powerchair, remote control light, mobile phone to turn sky channels over and record and access recorded progs. In fact I can do a lot from my phone and laptop to help my life run smoothly.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #146137
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    I would also go for two things. My electric, rising recliner chair that helps me get up AND turns into a bed as well at the press of a button. The other would be my heat mats. So sueful in relieving the pain that the MST cannot.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #146153
    Reply To: Top Tips……………

    lots of options that are for everyone not just disabled.

    I’m loving my British Gas wifi HIVE system. can work heating, lights and sockets from smartphone. at home or away.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #146179
    Reply To: Top Tips……………

    These are just Greatttt!

    Thanks to all our contributors.

    Most of them sadly would not have been available to our
    patents generation. Remember my mother laying in a flat
    bad for years.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #146202
    Reply To: Top Tips……………

    ……and possibly the toppiest tip of them all…..

    That wonderful time in September 2010 when we all
    found TalkMD.

    Happy Days!

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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