Consider investing in mobility aids for quality of life, autonomy, access, safety, and overall wellness. Individuals living with physical limitations can benefit from a bit of help and mobility aids can do that, which contributes to an independent lifestyle with purpose.
Physical challenges, limitations, or disabilities threaten to compromise overall quality of life, leaving many isolated and reliant on others. Mobility aids can increase and enhance access and autonomy that your medical condition may have stolen, from giving you the freedom to sleep in your upstairs bedroom to providing the opportunity to get behind the wheel of your vehicle. Before you let your physical limitations curb your lifestyle, activities, and pleasures, consider how investing in mobility aids could change your life- or the life of someone you love.
Some compelling reasons to visit a mobility expert and learn more include:
Mobility Aids improve access and convenience
Imagine if you had a medical condition that curbed where and what you could do- even in your own home! The ability to age in one’s own home can be threatened by a physical limitation or disability. Mobility aids make it possible for individuals with physical limitations to access all areas of their home, whether upstairs or down, inside or out. This may extend the time many seniors have to stay in their own homes and live life the way that they choose.
Some ways that aids improve convenience in the home-setting are:
- Stairlifts will assist with access to upper-levels of the home safely and easily.
- Porch lifts can help you traverse patios, decks, and risers that lead to exterior home spaces or landscaping features.
- Ceiling lifts and shower buddies can make bathrooms and daily routines much more convenient and give the individual back a sense of autonomy and independence.
- Pool lifts can easily get you back in the pool.
- Vehicle lifts can make it possible to drive independently- wherever you want to go!
Consider mobility aids for quality of life
January is a time for contemplation and reflection; what can you do to improve your overall quality of life or the life of someone you care about? Observe International Quality of Live Month with a focus on purpose, which contributes to a higher-good and overall well-being. For those with physical limitations or disabilities, participating in and finding purpose can present challenges; mobility aids makes autonomy possible, which impacts health and wellness.
Mobility aids increase caregiver and client safety
If your loved one depends on a caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, make sure to keep them both safe. Mobility aids, such as lifts, can provide support to caregivers when they bathe, dress, or transport their patients, which enhances the security of your senior, too. Injuries or accidents can cause setbacks, both in the senior’s condition or rehabilitation progress and the physical performance of the caregiver, who may not be able to assist if they become injured. In sum, mobility aids promote safety for all involved.
Talk to your provider about mobility aids
Do you think that mobility aids will improve your overall quality of life? Talk to your provider, practitioner, or physician about options that make the most sense, as well as to obtain documentation that could curb costs with your insurance coverage. Avoid buying second-hand equipment, devices, and aids, as they likely will not come with a warranty or guarantee of support once you take it home.
Some things to look for when buying your mobility aid or device:
- Buy new aids and devices from sellers with an established reputation and positive customer feedback. Do a little online research to weed-out the vendors that meet and exceed consumer expectations, as well as those merchants that don’t.
- Look for quality merchandise that is made in the USA. Ask about service, warranties, and customer support after the sale; some vendors will offer a trial period or rental to ascertain if the mobility aid is the right equipment for you, the buyer.
- Try to predict future needs now, when you buy your new equipment. While you may not need a certain feature or add-on now, does it make the most sense and is the price right to merit buying it now? Talk with the mobility professionals to determine the costs versus the benefits.
- Make sure that the vendor you purchase your mobility aids from offers installation, service, and repairs, as needed. Never allow someone who is not a professional install your device, particularly lifts, and don’t try to tackle this on your own. It is simply not worth the risk.
Talk with the experts in mobility aids at Pacific Mobility for a thorough needs assessment and estimates of the mobility aids that will improve your quality of life. Buy from reputable and knowledgeable experts that stand behind their product, and that offer service after the sale.
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)