The best mobility aids for a better quality of life

The ability to move independently and with little or no assistance, is key to improving an elderly person’s quality of life. However, this would, in most cases, not be achievable without the help of a modern day mobility aid.

These aids can come in the simplest, or even the most intricate of forms, which are designed to suit those with specific mobility needs. For instance, our mobility chairs are designed for those who can no longer stand for prolonged periods of time and struggle to get up and down into a seated position.

However, there is a variety of different aids designed for different requirements. But what are some of the most useful aids for a better quality of life?

Stair lifts are an easy solution for elderly people who can no longer access the upstairs of their homes. This could be due to a multiple of reasons including, surgery, Alzheimer’s or even just becoming frail and afraid, which can then make living in the house extremely frustrating and even dangerous.

However, with access to a stair lift, fitted to the bannister of the stairs, the less able can easily move from floor to floor at the press of a button. This design can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life in a number of ways. Family members no longer need to worry about a loved one’s safety, the resident doesn’t have to relocate to a smaller property and they also no longer have to live in fear of the dangers that stairs present to frail people.

Mobility scooters are also a very common choice of mobility aid when outside of the home and this allows frail or less able people the ability to get around freely. This aid is an extremely popular mode of transport amongst the elderly, due to the fact these scooters are effective, easy to use and allow for a sense of freedom for users. This can be an extremely life changing aid for an elderly person, who can often feel restricted to where they can visit and how they get about when doing the simplest of tasks.

So, whether they require a lightweight scooter that is ideal for fitting in the back of cars or even the heavier, sturdier forms of scooters that are perfect for longer distances, these battery powered scooters are suitable for anyone who struggles with stability and long distance walking – making for a better quality of life!

Although the list of mobility aids really is endless, we couldn’t not mention the most important… mobility chairs! If you’ve read our previous blog posts, then you will be aware of the impact that our chairs have on a user’s quality of life.

Not only can they improve the lives of those who are struggling to stand and move about for long periods of time, but they can also improve those who have been stuck in older, outdated mobility chairs.

Features such as electric recliners, foot and head rests, pressure care materials and the portability of our chairs, is what makes them so unique and innovative within the industry.

The impact our chairs have on a user’s day to day life is astonishingly impressive, making them extremely appealing for mobility users and their families. This is why we strive to provide our chairs for those who need them, allowing everyone to have access to them!

If you or a loved one would like to find out more how our chairs can improve a user’s quality of life, then please feel free to call our helpline on 0800 046 7448. Our expert team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.