If someone you care for or about lives with physical disabilities or mobility limitations, consider tools and aids that make life a lot easier for this loved one. From stairlifts to canes, scooters to grab-bars, there are numerous options that are both discreet and adaptable to the distinct home environment. Visit mobility retail vendors to learn more.
Is there someone in your life that lives with physical limitations or disabilities? Guide them in the direction of tools and aids that can make every-day life a lot easier. From mobility aids to simple strategies, you can be the liaison between them and an improved quality of life that contributes to daily independence. By the way, Senior Citizens’ Day is on August 21st; do something meaningful for an older American to honor this day. President Ronald Regan declared this a special day in 1988, asking Americans to increase awareness and engagement with seniors widely. Talk to your loved one about mobility devices that can preserve their autonomy and improve their quality of life.
Honor someone special in your life with tools and aids that can make life a whole lot easier for them- while providing peace of mind for caregivers and loved ones:
Don’t minimize the dangers and fall risks around the home, throughout everyday life. There are simple, cost-efficient ways to enhance safety and security, like grab-bars, reaching tools, and a good cane; These may be purchased through mobility vendors or covered by some insurance carriers depending on your medical condition and history. Consider installing grab-bars near sinks, toilets, and steps- anywhere that you could use a bit of support to prevent a fall.
Step and Stair Strategies
Stairs and steps present distinct challenges for those with limited mobility. Even if it is possible to climb stairs, these areas of the home environment are risky and could be the cause of a nasty fall. Did you know that around 9,500 seniors die in the US each year from injuries sustained in a fall? Play it safe with some high-tech equipment to enhance safety and quality of life for those living in their own home. Talk to a vendor about stair-lifts and ramps to make access a lot easier and more secure. Railings can also add a level of support, but a lift may be the key to aging in place for seniors with physical limitations.
What about those that just need a little bit of added assistance when getting around the home or community? Well, there are practical solutions for this demographic, too; consider canes, scooters, reaching tools, and even wheelchairs to help make the transition from one space to another, or one task to the next. These are mobile tools, that is, they can go where the primary user goes without issue or incident. Naturally, scooters and wheelchairs may require additional considerations to transport safely such as by vehicle or public transportation.
If you ask a senior about what is important to them, many will respond that it is their independence that is key to their quality of life. In fact, many want to age in place and remain in their own home environment despite challenges, obstacles, or shortcomings that may make this a difficult task. Make staying in the home a lot easier with lifts, ramps, and bathroom implements or aids that facilitate activities of daily life (ADLs), like dressing or bathing. For example, an inexpensive shower seat can make it feasible for a senior to bathe and perform daily hygiene while also being supported, potentially preventing a fall. After all, the surfaces in the bathroom are particularly slick and slippery; this is a room that makes sense to augment for safety first.
What about when you leave the comfort of home? Well, that is when aids and devices like vehicle lifts, portable ramps, canes, and wheelchairs become prudent to wellbeing. Maintain the pleasure and convenience of driving your own vehicle with lifts and portable ramps that go where you go, when you want to go there.
The common component of all these approaches is to reduce the risk of a fall and subsequent injury. Injuries are debilitating, particularly for individuals over the age of 60. Falls can lead to complex and complicated health repercussions, loss of independence, and even death.
Find out more about mobility aids, tools, and devices that can improve overall quality of life for a senior or somebody living with physical limitations. Talk to the industry professionals at Pacific Mobility; from grab-bars to stair-lifts, the team at Pacific Mobility has got you covered. From rentals to brand new aids, the team will complete a thorough needs assessment online and follow up with sales, service, and support, as needed. You will never wonder who to call about your mobility devices or where to look for an answer to a question; call or visit 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)