Mobility is important for autonomy, and if you face physical limitations, mobility aids are key. Furthermore, mobility aids- like walkers, wheelchairs, and lifts- can provide a sense of confidence and instill peace of mind, among those using the equipment, their caregivers, and loved ones.
Accessibility is important for autonomy and mobility aids can help. Such assistance can also increase confidence and peace of mind, with less worry of a fall or subsequent injury. This also extends to those caring for or about the individual using mobility aids, offering the assurance that they are safer with greater accessibility. Become confident and more independent with some simple solutions that improve everyday mobility and access.
Some mobility aids that provide peace of mind include:
Since falls are the leading cause of accidents and accident-related fatalities among seniors, it makes sense to look for ways to reduce the overall risk of a nasty tumble. For those who live in multi-level dwellings, a stairlift can improve accessibility, increase safety, and lower hazards in the home. Always buy lifts from a qualified vendor that offers professional installation and service after the sale. Stairlifts can be a big aid for seniors aging in place, or those that want to remain in their home as long as possible. Stairlifts bring independence and an improved quality of life to those who rely on them.
If mobility challenges stem from difficulty walking, standing, or sitting for periods of time, a walker can help. With many different styles and features, it makes the most sense to visit qualified mobility retailers to find the best fit for your own distinct needs and preferences. From rolling walkers with seats to folding walkers that you can take along with ease, there are many options at varying price points to consider. Walkers provide a bit of stability and support that can ease the worry of a fall or a debilitating injury.
A cane can provide peace of mind on the go. After all, they easily fit in a bag, vehicle, or under an arm to go wherever you do. A cane can be just the right amount of support when standing or sitting down, offering the peace of mind that you will be able to rise and stand as necessary. Canes are also helpful if you live with a visual impairment; visit a mobility retail venue to learn more.
If you worry about a senior who lives alone, a super pole may be one way to alleviate stress. These are installed near the bed, assisting the individual with getting in and out of bed safely each day. This may reduce the risk of falling when seniors may be most vulnerable, after sleeping when muscles may be stiff, or at bedtime when they are most fatigued.
Experts say that most falls occur in the bathroom. One way to lower the incidence is to get a shower bench or seat. These fit over the tub wall or inside the tub and shower for secure, stable support when bathing. Seniors may be able to bathe unassisted, but with the peace of mind that they can sit down to wash their hair or rest, as needed. Shower seats are inexpensive and do not require any special installation.
Another way to garner peace of mind is with grab bars. Grab bars can be easily installed into the beams and studs of your walls to provide a sturdy and stable hold as needed. These are commonly found installed near stairways, steps, the toilet, sinks, and any place that you may benefit from support to reduce the risk of a fall.
Coming and going is a lot easier with lower risks when you use ramps. Buyers have the choice of permanent ramps as well as portable ramps, which are a cost-effective alternative that you can take with you on the go. Ramps prevent stumbles from thresholds, risers, and steps- plus they offer a comfortable, easy entry or exit from a home. Talk to a mobility professional to find out more about the peace of mind that comes with a ramp.
Emotional Wellness Month in October
Emotional Wellness Month in October is the perfect time to embrace those goals and objectives that bring you greater peace of mind, as well as a positive attitude. One tactic is to pinpoint mobility aids and devices that will enhance autonomy and accessibility. When you have greater independence, it can lead to an improved quality of overall life and holistic well-being, too. Don’t let everyday stress impact and erode your health and wellness. Chronic stress and anxiety can weaken the immune system, leaving you vulnerable to all kinds of illnesses.
Make October and Emotional Wellness Month the time to take back control of your health and well-being and seek out mobility aids that facilitate greater access and autonomy.
For greater peace of mind, rely on quality mobility aids and equipment from Pacific Mobility. We have been serving customers and clients widely for generations; call or visit to find out more!
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)