There are many kinds of walking aids that keeps you staying mobile and independent. The type of walking aid will depend on the individual’s level of mobility.
There are many kinds of walking aids. Your healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist, will know what is most suitable for a particular condition. The type of walking aid prescribed will depend on the individual’s level of mobility, and aimed at keeping you staying mobile and independent.
In our part of the world, caring for aging parents at home is part of our culture, and opting for retirement homes, elderly care centres or nursing homes is often the family’s last resort. Whether you are caring for dependent elderly parents in your own home or if they are independent and live alone, there are some steps that have to be taken into account to ensure that they remain safe, while staying mobile and independent.
There are many kinds of waling aids. Your healthcare professional, such as a physiotherapist, will know what is most suitable for a particular condition.The type of walking aid prescribed will depend on the individual’s level of mobility. Walking sticks provide the minimum support and walking frames the maximum. If an aid is being used, encourage the person to use whenever possible; this will help them to get used to it and promote independence.
These are available without wheels or with two front wheels. The frame provided firm support as the elderly parent can lean into it and grip it with both hands. Folding frames allow for easier transport and storage.
When a walking stick is measured, the user should be able tomaintain an upright posture, with the elbow slightly bent.
Crutches offer stronger support than a walking stick, and may be used sigly or in pairs. They should be correctly fitted and the user should be shown how to use them.
This is a new generation of walking frames. They give support to a person with limited mobility, while allowing them to carry out everyday tasks, such as shopping.
Take Care on the Stairs
An obstacle that often causes seniors to abruptly move from their home is the stairs. Whether forced due to a fall or the fear itself, many make the transition in retirement to a one-story home or install a bathroom on the first floor as a way to avoid taking the stairs throughout the day. However, often these decisions are made without realizing that there are additional options such as a stairlift that can be installed quickly and without modification to their home while providing a safe and comfortable solution of getting up and down the stairs each day.
Moreover, stairlifts can be installed inside and outside and all types of staircases, including multiple flights. If a washer and dryer is in the basement and your shower is on the second floor, there’s nothing preventing you from moving appliances or having to do a major remodel to continue living safely and independently at home.
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What is the cost of a Stairlift from Home Mobility?
At Home Mobility, the price of a stairlift depends on a number of things, such as the type of staircase you have (straight, curved, indoor, outdoor), the angle of your stairs and the space available at both the top and bottom of the stairs.