Posted on October 17, 2018
Medical conditions and old age can sometimes deprive people of their ability to walk, stand, sleep and move around. Mobility aids enable you to regain your ability to perform daily routines with ease and independence.
A variety of mobility aids are available to help you move indoors and outdoors. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular mobility aids.
Canes and Walkers
Canes are ideal for people who suffer from balance issues and chronic pain. Canes can take up to 25% of a person’s body weight. They can be used indoors and outdoors for short distances.
Ensure that the cane you buy has a rubber tip at the bottom. This tip offers a solid grip and helps prevent slip and fall accidents. Replace damaged and worn out tips immediately.
Walkers are ideal for those who seek far greater balance. They can take up to 50% of a person’s body weight and can be used indoors and outdoors. You can choose from 2-, 3-, and 4-wheeled walkers. Walkers with more wheels offer greater stability and balance.
A stairlift is appropriate for people who find it extremely difficult to climb the stairs. This equipment prevents the risk of accidents that can be caused by slipping or missing steps.
Simply sit on the stairlift chair and press a button to activate the equipment. The stairlift moves the chair along a rail to transport the user upstairs.
Rise and Recliner Chairs
Rise and Recliner chairs are a perfect choice for people who find sitting and getting up from a chair extremely difficult. Well-designed recliner chairs offer excellent body support and remove the pressure off your body when you’re trying to sit or stand.
Getting up from a recliner chair is easy and effortless. Simply press a button to rise. When you want to sit, simply position yourself on the raised seat of the chair and lower it to the desired height.
To recline, you can adjust the chair, and have it move backward. You can recline without moving your feet, which is useful for people with weak legs and those who have difficulty controlling their leg movements.
For the best rise and recliner chairs, visit Recliners and Beds. We have high-quality rise and recliner chairs made of leather and fabric. We offer chairs to suit every need and budget and in a variety of colours and styles.
Our leather and fabric rise and recliner chairs also feature a unique Aquaclean technology, which makes them extremely pet-friendly and easy to clean and maintain.
Call us at 03306 781 222 for more information.