If you look over the past years, it is quite amazing how mobility aids have improved over time. Availability and access have definitely increased, but so have affordability and overall selection, too. This means good news for consumers!
Its true mobility aids and equipment have come a long way. Past generations have had to struggle to find custom equipment to suit their needs, while retailers and vendors are widely found with convenient shopping options available widely. Are you considering mobility equipment for your home or workplace? The timing could not be better!
Consider the following ways that mobility aids have improved over time:
It is difficult to imagine now, but there was a time when the mobility aids available on the open market were very limited. There were some medical supply stores in some metropolitan areas that offered a limited variety, but typically, consumers had to drive or settle for shipping when it came to getting their mobility aids and devices.
Today’s wide access and availability make it more viable than ever to obtain the aids that you need whether it be a grab bar or a stair lift! With so much availability, competing sellers, and buying options, shoppers can afford to be choosey and seek exactly what they want.
If you have ever had to settle for what you could get, you can understand how a broader selection of mobility aids is much better. Shoppers find a lot more selection and buying options than ever before, whether you are considering a reaching tool or a power lift. Even walkers have undergone a transformation, and instead of the conventional walker, you find rolling walkers, knee walkers, and a whole lot more! This allows users to get exactly what they need to improve mobility, which ensures they get optimal use from the device, too.
Certainly, innovation over the years has contributed to the wide array of mobility equipment now available for purchase and installation into the home living environment and this same inventiveness has made it possible for these aids to be adapted to the home. Years ago, this type of accessibility was only found in commercial buildings, residential properties, and skilled nursing facilities.
So, let’s talk a little bit about some of the innovations found. Well, freestanding lifts have made it viable for individuals to age in place with the assistance of caregivers, and outdoor lifts make it possible to revisit the favorite areas of one’s property that may have previously been inaccessible. When it comes to invention, look for products made by brands like Bruno, who have exceptional solutions made with attention to quality.
Mobility aids are getting easier to use, too! When you have your equipment installed by a professional, there really is nothing to it! Simply order, wait, and observe as you are instructed by the technician on proper usage information and tips. These professionals will not leave you hanging they are available as needed by phone or online, too. They will demonstrate use and field questions until you are comfortable. Don’t worry you will get the hang of it in no time! Mobility aids are easier to use than ever before. From hand-held controls to convenient remotes, and sensors to keep you on track to top-rated customer support and service, ask about your options for enhanced ease today.
Mobility equipment is becoming more affordable. As the range of choices expand, so do the price wars. Competitors are motivated to sell equipment, so they may try incentives and discounts to do so. Make sure that you never compromise quality or reliability for a few dollars, however. Look for vendors with a proven track record of providing top-notch customer support and services. Make sure that once you buy a mobility aid, you won’t be left on your own.
It is also far more convenient to purchase and use mobility aids than over past years. No more driving to remote locations to look at limited selections of wheelchairs and toilet lifts. Instead, most transactions can be made online and from the comfort of your own home.
If you do have a desire to browse, online catalogs make it easy. Also, the modern times have created a lot more brick-and-mortar venues to peruse and shop, too. Call ahead to ensure the pandemic has not impacted their hours or caused closure in some regions.
You will never have to settle for subpar quality when shopping for mobility aids and devices. While times have changed, the attention and focus that Pacific Mobility puts on customer satisfaction through quality merchandise have not. Do not buy unfamiliar brands or second-hand equipment from private sellers. Avoid the hassle by only working with qualified mobility professionals in the area- like Pacific Mobility.
Thinking about mobility aids? The timing for investing in mobility equipment is perfect! Talk to the professionals at Pacific Mobility; they can show you the innovative and clever ways that mobility solutions have changed- and improved- over time.
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)