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