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Mobility For those people who are disabled or elderly and need a little help getting around, there are many mobility aids on the market. They include:- 

  • Crutches 
  • Walkers
  • Rollators
  • Lift chairs
  • Medical scooters 
  • Canes

Crutches, canes and walkers come in many different weight capacities and heights. They can be bought to suit all age groups. Folding canes for instance have plastic handles and can be neatly folded when not in use. You can get great support from a walker whether it’s because you are suffering from a foot or ankle injury or are finding it hard to get from A to B. Make your life a lot easier by finding out about mobility and walking aids. Walking equipment will improve your stability, your balance, along with giving you confidence to lead a normal life. Choose a suitable walker that will meet your requirements like your age, your disability, how often you will need to use it, as well as your general physical condition.

Powered buggies or scooters can completely transform your life. If you are suffering from a disability where you can’t walk far, a motorized buggy or scooter can be a life saver. Get out and about, meet friends, in fact do all the things you used to do before your mobility was affected. There are also mobility aids that will help in the home such as:- 

  • Ramps 
  • Grab rails
  • Crutches
  • Tripod and tetrapod walking sticks 
  • Stair lifts

We all reach old age eventually so be prepared

If your mobility is fairly good why not buy a wheeled shopping basket. This useful item will save you from carrying baskets of shopping which could be a danger to your balance. There are also many wheelchair and scooter accessories available to buy ranging from armrests, covers and gloves. Useful bags that can be easily attached to your wheelchair or scooter will also help when out shopping. Reachers are highly recommended for those people who have difficulty in bending or cannot access high cupboards. They are a kind of robotic arm that can grab different types and sizes of items you are unable to reach. How about buying a rollator? These are wheeled frames that provide lots of support when out walking, plus they can hold bags and baskets.

We all reach old age eventually so be prepared when you can no longer walk long distances, climb stairs easily or do the things you used to do when you were young. Mobility aids are a blessing in disguise. They are especially useful for disabled people, elderly people or even those who have suffered accidents which has affected their mobility. Buzz around in a powered wheelchair which can be taken on buses or folded up to put in a taxi. You don’t have to miss out on life! At one time people with mobility problems felt they couldn’t leave the house. How times have changed. Take a look at the many types of mobile equipment you can use and go for it!

Mobility

Not having mobility is very distressing for people and can also be difficult for their care givers as they must help them with every day necessities like going to the toilet, leaving the house, eating and general activities. Exercise therapy has proven to help more movement and to get some advice on this and also what products are out there to help people be more mobile, check out the resources below.

New Mobility: Magazine for Wheelchair Users: www.newmobility.com

Promoting Activity in the Elderly: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Home Care services: www.nlm.nih.gov

Home Care Association of America: www.hcaoa.org

Pediatric and Youth Home Health Care: www.psahealthcare.com