Mobility Products – Mobility Aids and Products for SeniorsPosted on January 27, 2014 by ECR Louisville in Blog, Mobility / Wheelchair
One of the most difficult tasks of a senior is maintaining your mobility. Because of this, you may need a variety of mobility products that will make your life easier. One of the most basic products you will find helps a great deal is a regular cane. There are so many different types and styles of canes, so you might want to try them out before you decide on one. Using products such as these will help you be able to maintain your freedom for much longer than if you went without them.
Of the many mobility products on the market, one of the most useful ones is for the bathroom. Taking a bath is something that most seniors like to do themselves for many different reasons. In order to do this on your own without falling, there are benches that help you get in and out of the tub without losing your balance. There also are railings that can be used as well. Because things tend to get slippery in the bathroom, you might also find it helps to have grippers on the door handles. The great thing about the grippers is that you could use them on all the door handles in your home, not just the bathroom.
If a cane does not do the job anymore, there are alternatives to a wheelchair. The most common is a walker or a rollator. These are similar except the rollator has wheels so you do not have to pick up the device when you walk like you do with a walker. Many of the newer mobility products come equipped with a basket as well. This is great for use outside of the home because you will not have to worry about not having any free hands to carry the mail or your shopping purchases.
Other mobility products that you will find come in handy are for helping you do everyday tasks such as apply lotion and brush your hair. Limited mobility does not always mean you have trouble walking, but that your arms do not reach the way they once did. There are extra long handles you can get that makes these tasks easier. These make bathing and grooming yourself easier so you do not feel as if your arms are exhausted afterward. Life for seniors has gotten a lot better. We can help you with our full line of senior mobility aids.
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