You’ll find there are lots of ways to help you be ac­tive

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Mobility Advertising Feature -

THERE’S no doubt that every­one likes to be as mo­bile as they can for as long as they can.

It’s one of the things that gives us that in­valu­able sense of in­de­pen­dence.

How­ever, when they reach their later years, some peo­ple may need a lit­tle bit of a help­ing hand.

And if they do it’s al­ways good to know that there’s a whole host of com­pa­nies out there that are ready and wait­ing to cater for their every need, and might have a few ideas they hadn’t thought of.

When it comes to get­ting out and about, per­haps a walk­ing stick or a fancy frame will of­fer you that handy bit of ex­tra sup­port?

But if you’d feel safer on four wheels, why not try a wheel­chair or a scooter on for size?

They come in a range of speeds and specs, de­pend­ing on whether you need them sim­ply for in­door use or want to get out on the road.

And many even come with break­down cover!

It may also be worth your while in­vest­ing in a wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble car if you are trav­el­ling reg­u­larly.

Trav­el­ling in your wheel­chair means you don’t need to trans­fer in and out, or stow it in the boot, so get­ting around is much eas­ier.

And if you have some­one who reg­u­larly helps you, then it can save them from in­jur­ing them­selves by lift­ing you or hav­ing to lift your wheel­chair.

At home, why not lighten the load with a stair­lift?

Or relieve the stress and strains of ev­ery­day life with a rise-and-re­cline chair?

They come made to mea­sure so they’re the last word in com­fort for you and in a wide range of fash­ion­able fab­rics, of­fer­ing con­ve­nience with­out hav­ing to com­pro­mise on style.

Other gad­gets, like up­lift­ing seats, can help make your ex­ist­ing fur­ni­ture more re­lax­ing.

And an ad­justable bed could be a good pur­chase.

Spe­cial fea­tures in­clude height ad­just­ment, pres­sure re­duc­ing mat­tresses, pil­low lifts, chair-beds, bed ta­bles, rope lad­ders, read­ing stands and lift­ing poles.

For peace of mind when it comes to day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties, many firms of­fer bath and shower lifts, grab-rails and aides for the kitchen and din­ing, from ket­tle tip­pers to knorks – a knife and fork rolled into one.

Over­all, if you or your loved one finds your­self a lit­tle less mo­bile than you once were, there are plenty of op­tions to keep you com­fort­able, safe and on the right track.

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