We take many things for granted, including good health and the ability to get from A to B, yet there are times when mobility is impacted and suddenly, we are reliant on others. It might be due to a motorcycle accident or a footballing injury and when we reach our mid-seventies, getting around can be a bit of an ordeal.
Here are some of the mobility aids to help you move around your home safely.
- Stairlift – If you can no longer climb the stairs, all is not lost; A straight stairlift in Corby, for example, can be either be purchased or hired and these units are safe and can be self-operated, giving you independence.
- Mobility scooter – There are indoor models that are user-friendly and easy to mount and some units can be used inside or out. Foldaway units allow you to go with the family for that country walk and setting up is very easy; extended range allows you to explore with confidence and comfort is a priority, along with safety, of course.
- Bathroom aids – Non-slip flooring is a must; bathrooms have hard surfaces with sharp corners and non-slip flooring is essential, while handrails provide necessary support. Your local mobility aids firm can assist you with everything you need to ensure safe and easy movement.
If you are unsure about what you need in your home to help you get about, contact a specialist company and they would be happy to send a technician to your home, where you can discuss your needs in more detail.