May 21, 2018 - by Mobility Direct North
For people with mobility issues, even doing the daily chores can become difficult. Enjoying life is not easy when it’s difficult to do the simplest things like moving around the house, getting from one place to another, or looking after oneself.
Mobility aids come to the rescue of people with injuries and disabilities as well as the elderly by helping them move around independently and freely. Thanks to the availability of a wide range of everyday mobility, day to day tasks and processes become easier.
Types of Everyday Mobility Aids
Shower and Bath Aids – With a mobility problem, taking care of yourself can become quite a task. Be it taking a shower or using the toilet, everything becomes a problem. Bath aids such as rails, steps, lifts and seats can help make your time in the bath pleasant, peaceful and stress-free.
Kitchen and Eating Aids – A wide range of kitchen aids and eating accessories are available to make mealtime and time in the kitchen stress-free for those with injuries and disabilities as well as the elderly.
Canes, Crutches and Walkers – These everyday mobility aids help you to move around easily and independently within your home as well as from one place to another.
Wheelchairs – Wheelchairs are ideal for those who cannot walk to those who must not put weight on their lower limbs. These are better suited than walkers if you have severe disabilities or are travelling a great distance.
Mobility Scooters – Like a wheelchair, a mobility scooter has a seat and may feature 3, 4 or even 5 wheels. Mobility scooters help those who cannot use a manual wheelchair or those without the upper body strength.
Benefits of Mobility Aids
As mentioned above, anyone with a mobility issue either long-term or temporary can take advantage of these everyday mobility aids. The kind of mobility aid you use depends on your specific requirements.
Mobility aids are useful for people with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, arthritis, gout, fractures, diabetic ulcers, obesity, lung or heart issues, walking impairment due to stroke or brain injury, blindness, visual impairment, strains and sprains, and back, leg or feet injury.
The elderly, those who’ve had an amputation, as well as people recovering from surgeries can also greatly benefit from mobility aids.
Mobility Aids in Newcastle and the North East
Mobility Direct North is a leading supplier of a wide range of mobility aids in Newcastle and the North East. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements – call 0191 285 4245 now.