Plenty of dif­fer­ent mo­bil­ity op­tions avail­able

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As you age, stay­ing mo­bile can be­come harder.

Those once easy to man­age tasks be­come ar­du­ous and you may re­quire ad­di­tional as­sis­tance.

Be­low is a list of pos­si­ble mo­bil­ity items that can have you on your way to liv­ing a more com­fort­able and mo­bile life.

Shower stool:

A shower stool has many ben­e­fits, and can al­low a per­son to en­joy a shower while safely sit­ting down. This elim­i­nates the risk of slip­ping or fall­ing, and gives you greater sta­bil­ity. Many peo­ple also suf­fer from weak­ness or dizzi­ness when stand­ing for longer pe­ri­ods of time, th­ese peo­ple may also ben­e­fit from such an item.

There’s noth­ing more en­joy­able than a brisk walk around the block, or even a quick trip to the shops. How­ever, in your later years this may be­come more dif­fi­cult than ever be­fore. Mo­bil­ity scoot­ers, just like cars, come in a range of sizes, shapes and colours. Whether you are after one for ur­ban and light ter­rain, travel, or some­thing high pow­ered and heavy duty, there is cer­tainly

Mo­bil­ity scoot­ers:

some­thing for you.

Crutches and canes:

Sim­ply get­ting from your liv­ing room chair to the kitchen sink can be­come a chal­lenge very quickly. Don’t let your lack of mo­bil­ity stop you from get­ting those much-needed house­hold chores done. Sim­ply in­vest­ing in a crutch or a cane to get you off the chair and onto your feet is one item you will love to own.

If those stairs are a bit tricky, it may be time to in­vest in ramps and rails to have you zoom­ing into the house in no time! Rails are also par­tic­u­larly help­ful in the bath­room and toi­let, as well as any stair­ways and out­side ar­eas with a bit of a lift in ter­rain.

Ramps and rails: Fur­ni­ture:

There are a range of fur­ni­ture items that will fit well with the rest of your

fur­ni­ture, but still of­fer ex­tra as­sis­tance.

From lift-as­sist chairs to height ad­justable or­thopaedic chairs, leg rests, ta­bles and trol­leys – what­ever you need, you are sure to be able to find it.

When the body is no longer what it used to be and your mo­bil­ity is suf­fer­ing, make sure you visit your doc­tor and find out the op­tions avail­able to you – for there are many.

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