Mobility issues can affect us all, but that is no reason to not continue living a full and active life. With Spring now in full bloom and covid restrictions a fading memory the time is right to get out and visit relatives, friends and places you’ve seen for some time.
Mental Health Awareness Week is upon us and mobility can be a factor in how we feel, so it’s important to stay active and in touch with those we love.
Mobility2You is a healthcare provider working with pharmacies across London and the UK to offer a range of equipment via both its website and affiliated retail outlets to support you in your day to day life.
“As we come out of the pandemic we’ve all embraced new ways of living and working,” said owner Alpesh Shah. And nowhere is this more relevant than in the world of retail.
Retailers have also found new ways of keeping consumers connected to their brands, products and services while retaining that personal touch valued by loyal customers.
“Many of the things we buy can be found online,” said Alpesh, “but it’s good to have the reassurance that if you need to discuss the product further there’s someone you can talk to before you commit and this is essential when considering healthcare products for the home.”
And this is where Mobility2You can help. Using the website, you can browse an extensive range of independent living aids and find a pharmacy in your area that stocks them.
“This is ideal if you wish to speak to a healthcare professional ahead of making the purchase, which can be completed in-store or from the comfort of your own home,” said Alpesh.
From the simplest item, such as a step to assist with climbing into the bath, to a wheelchair or rollator to help you get about, the range of equipment is extensive. The healthcare provider offers a range of products covering conditions including arthritis, dementia, breaks and fractures, diabetes, hip and knee replacement, incontinence and visual impairment.
Alpesh explained: “The beauty of Mobility2You is by taking that tech on to shopping hemisphere it allows people to visit the website, look for products, look for independent living aids, and they can go into their local Mobility2You associated pharmacy and complete the purchase there.”
Pharmacies are among the first healthcare professionals to know if someone is going to or has undergone an operation as they are often prescribed pre or post-operative medicines and these are communicated in the first instance to the pharmacy via the NHS network.
“In pharmacy we already deal with a wide variety of healthcare needs of our patients,” said Saima.S, manager at Wellcare Pharmacy and Mobility2You Centre in Sudbury.
“Living independently is a very relevant topic as we see a lot of older people who want to stay active. It feels so natural that we are now able to advise on Daily Living Aids and Mobility aids. It also helps us deliver a great service as customers can leave with a rollator or mobility aids on the same day if they wish rather than having a long wait to be referred by their GP to an Occupational Therapist.”
As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer clinical advice. They train for five years in the use of medicines and managing minor illnesses.
“Pharmacies are often the very first people to know when somebody is going in for an operation and they’re definitely the first people to know when they’ve had an operation as the prescription on the system gets changed to post-operative medicine,” said Alpesh.
“So a pharmacist is ideally positioned to advise on products patients would need for post-operative care.”
And with the range of assistance aids available from Mobility2You your local pharmacist can provide support as you begin your journey to recovery.