Around 23 per cent of the UK population is currently aged over 60 and during the next 20 years this proportion will rise to 29 per cent. With this in mind, care homes need to ensure they are adequately designed and equipped to cope with current and future arrivals of residents to ensure they have sufficient provision for guests with special needs and accessibility requirements, whether due to disability, illness or advanced years.
Improving accessibility, convenience and comfort within care homes could enhance the profile of your accommodation and bring in additional business, whether for temporary respite stays or longer-term residents. Care homes that can offer additional products to ensure a safe and convenient stay, can enjoy an additional boost to business and an enhanced profile within the competitive care home market.
With this in mind, Argos for Business has sourced a range of gadgets, devices, appliances and accessories to allow care home managers to install equipment and make reasonable adjustments to their facilities, under its Independent Living range. From wheelchair ramps, suction grips and bed and wall rails to bath and shower stools, stair lifts and adjustable beds, the Independent Living products offer stylish, temporary and permanent products care home managers can install on request for residents with special requirements or offer as permanent fixtures and features in designated rooms and communal access areas.
The range also features a selection of wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walking frames and sticks, massage, circulation and exercise equipment, health monitors, as well as household and gardening tools and accessories – all essential items for care homes to ensure a safe and comfortable stay.
Jacqui Glenn, director at Argos for Business, says: “Our Independent Living range offers care home managers solutions for good accessibility and equipment. Some of them are essential products that can be incorporated into bedrooms, bathrooms and access areas to enhance the stay for residents and provide peace of mind for their families and carers.
“The range features stylish and practical solutions without making rooms appear overly ‘medicalised’, while providing essential items for mobility, safety and comfort for residents.”
For efficient purchasing and procurement processes, Argos for Business’ Fast Track is a same day delivery and collection service, providing increased speed and efficiency to care home managers. Those purchasing are now guaranteed same day delivery on many items straight to their premises on orders placed by 6pm, seven days a week. This is ideal for care homes that need to purchase or replace items as a matter of urgency, avoiding disruptions to residents.
Argos for Business takes a partnership approach to provide solutions that offer care home managers products that can enhance the stay for residents. The Argos Business Account allows managers and purchasers access to the Independent Living range as well as over 50,000 Argos products in-store and online at argos.co.uk The free account offers four per cent discount on all orders, along with extended payment terms of up to 37 days.
There is no minimum spend on the Argos Business Account so care home businesses can set up an account now and ensure they are well prepared for guests with accessibility requirements.
To find out more about Independent Living from Argos for Business, visit www.argosforbusiness.co.uk/contact-us