Regardless of whether you have restricted, limited or absolutely zero mobility, there are a great number of products out there on the market which can drastically improve your life. The healthcare sector is one area of life that has benefitted greatly from advancement in technology and illnesses and ailments these days such as mobility issues, are now much easier to manage than they used to be and you can live a very good life through the use of some simple aids.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mobility, here are just a few of the aids and gadgets which you can employ to significantly improve day-to-day life.
Mobility scooters are the best way for anyone who suffers from limited movement to get around. Unlike a wheelchair, a mobility scooter is powered by either a battery or a small engine and they are built to last. Whether you are heading to the shops or to see a friend, you won’t need to rely on anyone to ferry you from A to B when you have a mobility scooter. Modern mobility scooters come in many forms and with varying degrees of power and durability depending on where you plan on driving it, you can even get a folding mobility scooter so that it can be taken with you when you go on holiday.
The daily challenge of getting up and down the stairs when you are suffering from limited mobility is something that causes a lot of pain and anguish, and can even add further damage. For many who suffer with mobility issues, this can actually cause them to avoid going up or down the stairs altogether, unless it is absolutely necessary. In order to make this daily task far more easy, the installation of a stairlift is the ultimate solution. A stairlift is a heavy piece of kit but once which will automatically take you both up and down the stairs as you sit down in the chair with no exertion or strain required.
Wetroom / Walk-in Bath
Bathing yourself is a daily struggle when your mobility is limited and it is really important that you address this with urgency. The two main options for improving your bathing experience is to get a walk-in bath or install a wetroom to make showering easier. A walk-in bath means that you can enter on your feet and then fill the water, no need to lower yourself in, and getting out is the same as getting in, so no strain required to lift yourself out. For showering, having your original shower turned into a wetroom allows you more space to wash in, you can put a seat in there if standing for long periods of time is difficult and you can also avoid causing a tsunami in the bathroom whilst you wash!
There are so many aids out there to help you if you have limited mobility and you should check them out in order to improve your life.