Gaining Independence in your Home
Independent living aids at home for activities such as walking, moving and sleeping, make everyday life more fulfilling for the elderly and people with disabilities. With a range of living aids available, it helps to know how you can benefit from them.
These independent living aids offer great support and safety for the aged and people with reduced mobility. They provide extra grip and facilitate easy movement by reducing stress on joints. Handrails are usually installed in bathrooms and stairs.
Trollies help eliminate physical stress arising out of frequent movement. They improve body balance and prevent accidents. For example, a trolley can make it easy to move meals from your kitchen to the dining room. Trollies feature single or couple of shelves and four wheels. With large front wheels, you can use the trolley easily on elevated pathways and carpeted areas.
Manoeuvring stairs can be extremely challenging for the elderly and the differently abled. Stairlifts make it easy for these people to climb and down the stairs. These aiding devices enable you to use the stairs without losing grip or being too hard on your body.
Stairlifts matching your stair structure – straight or curved – are available. As they are compact, you don’t have to worry about space problems. In fact, you can fold your stairlift when not in use.
Ramps provide elevated pathways that are easy to manoeuvre for people using wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Ramps for light or heavy use and portable types are available.
Electric beds improve the quality of sleep by making it easier to assume different positions. This is especially helpful for people with neck or joint problems, or other medical conditions that require them to reduce stress on specific parts of the body in the sleeping position. Users can control bed movements including adjusting height, independently, to suit their individual comfort levels.
Making space for independent living aids in your home gives you greater freedom. At Mobility Direct North, we have a range of independent living aids, including mobility scooters, walking aids, stairlifts, electrical beds, recliners and wheelchairs, and more.
We have customised products fit to your needs and can guide you in choosing the right mobility aids. Call us at 0191 285 4245 for more information.