Range of aids for mobility
As mobility limitation becomes one of the biggest disabilities faced by the elderly population, Pharmacy 777 Shoalwater is now offering a range of aids to help people continue moving.
Pharmacist Sam Afsar said a lack of mobility could lead to decreased independence, which would negatively affect day-to-day living.
“Mobility limitation as a result of things like hip surgery or knee reconstruction can make a big difference in lifestyle and activities,” he said.
“Patients need support to keep being mobile to not lose their day-to-day quality of life.”
Having recently launched its supply of mobility products, Mr Afsar said patients would benefit from purchasing or hiring the newly available equipment. “We have aids to help you in the shower, with your movement and even with post-injury concerns,” he said.
“Rollators and walking sticks are also important tools that prevent falls, which can be especially serious in elderly people with fragile bones.”
Mr Afsar encouraged patients to speak to their general practitioner, physiotherapist and occupational therapist about limitation of movements.
“Exercise and aids can be used to improve the overall muscle health and tone to improve lifestyle standards,” he said.
For more information about mobility limitation and the products available at Pharmacy 777 Shoalwater, phone 9528 7755.
Sam Afsar says a lack of mobility can lead to decreased independence.