Making Your Life Simpler With Mobility Aids

Life as someone who has limited mobility, for whatever reason, can be incredibly tough and it is usually the simple tasks, or as many of us see them, that can be the most difficult to do for those who are struggling. I have worked with people who have limited mobility for many years and throughout this time, technology in the area of mobility aids, has improved greatly and now provides many tools and pieces of equipment which can significantly improve the lives of many.

If you are struggling yourself, or you know someone who is having difficulty when it comes to mobility, here are just some of the great aids that are available to help improve lives.

Stair Lift

If you live in a property which has stairs in it, you will know only too well how difficult it is to get up and down them, so much so that many people will put it off unless it is absolutely required. In order to make this part of your day run far more smoothly, why not consider getting a stair lift put in which can automatically take you up and down the stairs with ease. If you are not sure how much a stairlift costs, you will be looking in the region of £1,000 – £3,000 depending on the model which you get. There is some financial help out there for aids like these and the investment will be well worth it.

Mobility Scooter

The lack of independence is one thing that many people who suffer from limited mobility will complain about as they always need someone to drive them from A to B. In order to cut down on the dependence on someone else and enhance your independence, why not consider getting a mobility scooter. These battery powered scooters are perfect for heading to a friend’s house, nipping to the shops or even getting around a shopping center.

Assistance Stick

An assistance stick is a very simple yet very helpful piece of equipment that can help you out when you need to bend over for things or reach for things in the home. These sticks have a grabber on the end so that you can easily pick things up and you can use their extendable reach to open and shut doors and curtains, move items or reach for things that are far away.

Walk In Bathtub

Getting in and out of the bath can be a painful and stressful experience if you have difficulty with your mobility and a walk-in bathtub is the perfect solution to this problem. The most popular of these styles of bathtubs are the ones which have a small door on the side so that you can simply walk in and walk out of the bath, without having to rely on your strength to lower yourself in. These bath tubs take the pain out of bathing and make sure that you can relax and rest without any undue strain on your body.