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A Guide to Mobility Aids - Choosing the Right Support

As you or your loved ones gets older, the possibility of experiencing discomfort when performing your daily activities increases. If this is happening to you, or you have a long-term disability or injury that is stopping you from moving around with ease; a mobility aid may help you overcome your difficulties.

There are a wide variety of mobility aids and independent living devices available today that can help you or a loved one enjoy the freedom of moving around. These devices range from canes and rollators to mobility scooters and wheelchairs and are very important to people who are growing older. To be specific, these aids are designed to improve the quality of life, maintain a sense of independence and make life easier and safer for the elderly and disabled by providing the support needed to perform tasks and activities.

Canes

A cane is the first option considered for individuals who are simply unsteady on their feet. Most canes have strong handles and are designed in such a way that they provide non-slippery support to users. These mobility aids come in a variety of styles and are capable of supporting the weight of the body.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are another great assistive device that will allow seniors to get around without any use of their legs. Wheelchairs are useful if you cannot walk, a cane is not supportive enough or you require assistance moving.

Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are suitable for people who do not need a wheelchair all the time but are struggling to walk or gets tired after walking a short distance. Scooters can mean the difference between you living at home independently, and you having to rely on others to get around. They will also help to relieve the strain on your shoulder muscles, wrist and elbow joints.

If you have been limited in your mobility, a mobility aid can make a big difference in yours or your loved one’s independence. Rather than sitting by and missing out on the fun, you can enjoy everything that life has to offer and live more independently by choosing the right aid from Simplelife Mobility for your mobility needs.