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Drive Adjustable Seat Height Rollator
Drive LS Clever-Lite 5" Wheeled Walker
Millennial In-Motion Pro Crutches, 1 Pair
Drive Duet Rollator/Transport Chair
Drive Aluminum Transport Chair
Drive All Terrain Cane
Spitfire EX 1420 Compact 4 Wheel Travel Scooter
Drive Go-Lite Bariatric Steel Rollator
Nova Flip-Up Cup Holder
Rubbermaid Black Cane Tips
Choosing the right mobility aid for you depends on more than what meets the eye. Maybe your doctor or insurance provider gave you a simple pair of crutches to use for your rehabilitation, or you got a walker to help your balance. Can you be certain that it's really your best option? Many times, people are using something they consider cumbersome, difficult, or just plain painful, but they don't know there are other options. This guide will help you pick the item that best suits your needs. Whether you are looking for something to make getting around quick and easy, or a lightweight alternative to your current aid, we have options to suit everyone!
First off, you'll want to ask yourself:
To get started, try this brief overview of the different mobility aids available:
For many trying to decide on a mobility aid, it seems they may need more than one item. This is usually true. Often, the item that works best for you in the house may not be feasible for shopping or traveling. Also, with germs, dirt, and inclement weather, you may not want to track whatever is outside into the home. In many cases and for many reasons, you will want more than one product.
One of the most popular combinations is that of a cane for indoor use and a rollator for the outdoors. Rollators are perfect for outdoor use because they are very stable, many come equipped with rest seats, and their large wheels roll easily over uneven surfaces. However, rollators can be very difficult to use inside. For one, they are often quite wide and can be difficult to navigate through narrow hallways or through bathroom doors. They are also heavier than other options, which can make them difficult to carry up and down stairs. Canes, however, are a lightweight assistive device for in the home. They are small and easy to carry. They leave one hand free to negotiate everyday tasks. There is no problem fitting a cane through a doorway or carrying it up stairs. For additional support, consider a quad cane which has a wider base and offers more stability.
Another popular combination is that of a walker for indoor use and a transport wheelchair for the outdoors. Most outdoor trips require more walking, and for someone who has ambulatory issues, this can limit their freedom. Transport wheelchairs are small and lightweight, so they can be easily stowed in a trunk. A walker is a good option for someone who needs a lot of assistance. Don't forget to add a tray and a bag so you can easily carry your belongings!
One product that is especially popular is the rollator/transport chair. This combination product offers the user multiple options: to walk behind it like a traditional rollator, or to be seated and pushed like a wheelchair. This allows the user to walk whenever possible, but sit when necessary. For travel, this is especially helpful because you only need to pack one item.
The term 'daily aid' refers to a whole category of products that has been developed solely to make life easier for those who need a little help with mobility or anything else. These items exist to solve common problems faced by the elderly or the differently abled, and they can make life a whole lot easier. There is an assistive device out there for just about every problem you might be facing.
Daily aids can make life a lot easier for seniors or for anyone at all who has issues with mobility or strength. A few strategically chosen and well-placed aids can make all the difference. Place rising aids near your beds and chairs, or a handle extender on difficult-to-turn doorknobs. You'll immediately feel the difference.
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