Do you ever feel unsteady, maybe you have started using the furniture to balance or you sometimes feel a little worried that when you sit down that you may need assistance to stand back up again?
We strongly believe that mobility aids are very important for your safety and the safety of our team members. Mobility aids can assist in providing you greater independence, improving balance, reducing the load on lower limbs, assisting you with your posture or sometimes they can simply be a signal to other people that you require some consideration in public. They also assist us in making the delivery of care easier by helping with physical and mobility challenges in a dignified way.
Mobility aids come in a variety of sizes and styles and, to be effective, the mobility aids need to be suitable for the physical issue that you may be dealing with. Choosing the proper aid can provide a variety of benefits and it is vital that the mobility aid is of the proper size for you.
Below are just a few of the important factors to consider if you, or someone you know, may require a mobility aid.
Maintain Autonomy and Self-Confidence
As you get older, and you can continue attending to domestic tasks and personal care it allows you to feel a sense of wellness and achievement. For example, mobility aids can provide you with the privacy you want when you use the bathroom or have a shower.
Having and using an appropriate mobility aid can assist in feeling less dependent on others.
It is common, as you get older, to have problems keeping your balance when you stand up. If these problems are not creating additional pain, mobility aids like a walking stick or 4-wheel walker can assist in maintaining the support required and prevent falls.
By using mobility aids correctly, you will be able to feel more comfortable walking, taking a stroll or going shopping. Mobility aids provide independence to participate in the community, increase confidence and reduce risks.
Mobility aids are improving all the time with new technology and features that enhance independence and safety.
If you think you may benefit from a mobility aid make sure that you speak to our team at your next visit.
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