Give someone special the gift of enhanced mobility and accessibility this holiday season. Mobility aids and devices can improve everyday living and make life more convenient, comfortable, and safe. Who wouldn’t want to give that to someone that you care about? Consider these mobility aids for a holiday gift that will continue to give, year after year!
Do you know someone that would benefit from mobility aids and equipment to increase accessibility around their home? Or would you enjoy added security and safety in your living environment? The answer could be as simple as mobility aids created to bring support and stability. Since this is the gift-giving season, perhaps you should consider a life-changing gift like these for someone you care about, or for yourself.
These mobility aids would be a great gift to give to anyone!
Grab Bars and Railings
Start small with something as simple and fundamental as a grab bar. Install the bar on a firm surface, like the stud in a wall, near the sink, toilet, stairs, anyplace that you would love something to grab onto when traversing the home.
Does your loved one have a firm, sturdy railing near stairs, steps, or porches? Without a reliable railing, these areas of the home could become trouble spots that could be to blame for a nasty fall. A railing sounds simple, and it is, but it could prevent debilitating injury and pain later. Have them professionally installed for best results and longevity!
During the holiday season, when you think of ‘canes’, your mind might go to candy canes, actually, a cane or walking stick can be a great gift for someone this year! A cane can be the perfect amount of support and stability for anyone who gets out and about and that may not need the support of a wheelchair or walker. Plus, a cane in-hand can help navigate icy sidewalks or slippery terrain, potentially preventing a fall and injury. Take a look at the unique styles and features of canes to find the perfect aid for your loved one this season.
When it comes to walkers, there are many different styles and types available, so it makes sense to meet and speak with a mobility professional first. There are knee walkers for those recovering and rehabilitating from an injury, as well as rolling walkers that often feature seats to provide a bit of rest for the user, as needed. There are traditional walkers that have peg-style legs and that may be the easiest to adapt to as well as being cost-efficient, too. The options are endless!
The best way to determine the right walker for you, or your loved one, is to visit a mobility retail venue and try some out. You may also ask friends or family members about their walkers, experiences, and other details to tease out the best choice and mobility device to suit your needs.
You may not immediately think of a stairlift in terms of gift-giving, but what a life-changing gift a lift could be! A stairlift provides a supportive way for the user to get up and down stairs, allowing them to fully use and enjoy their home and spaces. A stairlift is easy to use and non-intrusive when installed; that is, others can still use the stairs without obstacles or challenges associated with the lift.
Talk to a medical provider about a prescription for a lift- which may compel insurance to cover the costs when clinically indicated. Visit a mobility retail venue in the area to learn more and see a stairlift in action. A lift could be a life-altering gift that is never forgotten. Need support and a lift outdoors? There are stairlifts designed specifically for exterior steps, pools, vehicles, and challenging staircases that curve or wind.
Scooters and Chairs
If someone you care about uses a scooter or wheelchair, this might be the ideal time to trade up and upgrade to something new! There are so many different styles and features in the mobility market. Consider some modern extras that could enhance everyday life and increase independence. The days of a single option are gone. Visit a mobility retail site to see some of the styles available.
It may seem out of place here, but the right lighting is another way to improve access and mobility for those you love. Poor or inadequate lighting is to blame for many of the debilitating falls experienced by seniors. Illuminate stairways, entries, and halls with LED lights this season! The beauty of LED is that it is cool to the touch and energy-efficient, providing better light and using less energy. It is a win-win situation!
Interested in giving the gift of enhanced mobility to someone this holiday season? Or, make this the year that you make your own life more accessible and convenient, talk to the team at Pacific Mobility, too. They have the equipment and aids that you will want to share with those you love!
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)