Have you been putting off a decision regarding mobility aids and increased accessibility? Now is the time to implement these devices and improve quality of life- just because. Why, you may ask? Because these aids can make life a lot easier, and you deserve the convenience that they bring. Talk to a qualified and reputable mobility retailer to find out more.
Mobility aids not only make life easier, but they also make everyday living a lot safer. Furthermore, equipment like stairlifts and walkers can improve the quality of your life, while contributing to greater independence and autonomy. Give yourself the gift of mobility aids just because. Observe Just Because Day on the 27th and stop putting off these life-changing aids.
Some ways to treat yourself with mobility aids include these suggestions:
Consider how a stairlift could make everyday life easier and safer, too. For many, access to other levels or certain areas of the home is challenging due to physical limitations or mobility issues. For this reason, it may not be possible to stay in one’s home independently. However, stairlifts make accessing upstairs bathrooms, bedrooms, or even outdoor spaces feasible, comfortable, and safe. If you feel that a stairlift would improve your quality of life, speak with your healthcare provider to learn more.
The difference between a rolling walker and a traditional walker is the seat. The seat provides the user an opportunity to sit and regain strength or balance. Depending on the nature of your mobility issue, a rolling walker may provide the perfect amount of stability and support when moving about. Walkers can be purchased at mobility retailers widely; in California, come see us at Pacific Mobility.
Ramps can make access to or from a home much easier, but these are often permanent fixtures that cannot be moved once installed. Plus, they do require a bit of space to maintain an angle that makes the entry practical for individuals using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. There is another option to consider: portable ramps. Portable ramps provide you with the freedom to access any stair, step, or threshold with ease. These ramps can be folded up to go in your vehicle, providing a temporary mobility solution that you can take wherever you wish.
Install grab bars throughout the home- just because. Grab bars make a lot of sense; they are a safety and preventative measure that help reduce the risk of a nasty fall. Grab bars offer a means of support and stability, particularly near areas that could precipitate losing balance or taking a fall. This might include near sinks and toilets and the tops and bottoms of steps. Think about where you might benefit from an added bit of reassurance and stability- this is where you want to install quality-grade grab bars.
Sometimes the simplest things make the greatest difference. That is the case with shower seats. Whether you choose a bench or a chair, these fit in the tub or shower, providing a sturdy place to sit and wash. These can reduce your risk of a fall on dangerous and slick surfaces. Did you know that 80% of all falls happen in the bathroom? When you consider the inherently slick nature of the bathroom floor, this is not a surprising statistic. A seat is unobtrusive and fits easily over the tub wall, or a corner of a shower stall. There are various styles offered to suit your distinct set-up and they require no special installation. Most of these seats are portable so they can be removed, relocated, or taken on the go, your choice!
Do you drive? Does someone else do the driving? Mobility aids can often be tricky to handle when it comes to getting behind the wheel of your vehicle. A vehicle lift makes easy work of stowing your equipment so that you can sit unencumbered in the car or truck. The best approach for outfitting an existing vehicle with a lift is to speak with a mobility retail professional who can identify the best option for your distinct situation.
National ‘Just Because’ Day
Since 1989, people have been celebrating and observing Just Because Day on August 27th. The underlying mission behind this day is to do something new and unexpected. Why not make it the time that you treat yourself to the aids and devices that can truly improve everyday living? Plan a trip to a mobility retail venue to see what we have to offer- just because.
Stop putting off something so simple that can have life-changing implications. Visit Pacific Mobility to learn more about quality mobility aids and equipment or to schedule an installation today. We have devices from recognized brands that have an impact on your quality of life. Call or visit us today.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)