Ill health and death rates increase in the older population in cold weather and research indicates that it is exposure to cold, rather than dampness or lack of daylight which has such a devastating effect on the health of older people in winter. An innovative product has made a considerable effort to solve the problem affecting many who struggle to heat their home cost effectively, the B Warm heated armchair cover has been developed by Homeglow Products Ltd for those who suffer with the cold – the frail and elderly, discharged patients from hospital, or those with mobility problems and suffering from rheumatism. It’s a simple, intuitive way of keeping people warm at relatively low cost. Using a single control button, you can adjust the heat control, with switch off safety feature set at 4 hours in case the person falls asleep. The seat cover is washing machine washable and has additional safety features. It is also simple and easy to fit to any home chair.
Inventor Martin Lewis said “It seems like a long time since I developed the B-Warm, initially to help my wife Audrey cope with being cold, [with news] from NICE that the B-Warm is congruent with their recent guideline aimed at preventing fatalities and illnesses associated with cold homes … The latest published figures indicate some 43,900 deaths last winter were attributed to the effects of people living in cold homes, the highest number since 1999.”
The B Warm heated cover has won the Green Apple environmental award; The Green Apple Environment Awards were launched in 1994 by The Green Organisation and have become well established as one of the most popular environmental campaigns in the world.
The award winning B Warm chair cover is available from TPG here.