As we get older, it becomes more difficult to move around and no matter how active you are, old age will catch up with us all eventually. Here are a few mobility aids that you can use to help you get around the home.
- Stairlift – Fortunately, there are local stairlifts in Gloucester from an established company; whether rental or purchase, they offer a turnkey solution, which includes regular maintenance. The unit is operated using a remote control unit and you do not need any assistance to use the system. Once installed, the technician will teach you how to safely operate the stairlift.
- Walking frame – Light and very strong, an aluminium frame with 4 rubber feet is ideal to help you get from room to room if you have walking issues. The frame gives you the essential support you need and the height is fully adjustable; you should have two, one for the downstairs and one upstairs, with a stairlift to take you up or down.
- Mobility scooter – An indoor model can help you get around in the home and in the yard, easy to recharge, the scooter has many safety features and the outdoor models are great for visiting your local shop.
If you have an elderly relative coming to stay, you can make a few preparations and make things easy for your guest. The Internet hosts a wealth of information and you can find out where to acquire any of the above and make your home mobile friendly.