Mobility aids, also known as assistive devices, are devices designed to help people who have problems moving around enjoy greater freedom and independence. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 1 in 4 US adults, 61 million people, have a disability that impacts major life activities.
If you're living with limited mobility there are various mobility aids available which can make it easier for you get around, whether you're inside or outside. From assistance getting to and from your car, to effective mobility equipment which can aid you getting in and out of the bed or a chair. Mobility aids help assist in making daily activities simpler and more enjoyable.
Types of Mobility Aids
There are also:
- Guide Dogs
Are mobility aids useful for older people or people living with a disability?
For those living with mobility issues the choice of mobility equipment available varies greatly depending on range of motion. For example, if your mobility is mildly affected due to a condition such as osteoarthritis, then simple mobility walking aids, such as a rollator, walker (zimmer frame) or standing mobility aid like a walking stick, may be enough to help you continue walking independently. However, if you’re living with a disability which makes it difficult for you to move without assistance (such as cerebral palsy), then the use of a chair lift, wheelchair, scooter or power wheelchair may be a better option.
The mobility discussed are designed to help those who are senior, or living with a disability, to maintain their independence. These mobility aids can be of help to anyone who is living with:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain
- Muscle weakness or pain
- Mobility issues
- Children who have mobility issues
- Balance issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
On a daily basis, how useful are mobility aids for older people or people living with a disability?
Mobility aids are a game changer for someone who is older or living with a disability, by giving them the opportunity to remain independent both at home or when out and about.
There are a number of outdoor aids, such as mobility scooters, powerchairs, wheelchairs, rollators and walkers that can help with travel from place to place, aiding your mobility. Accessories such as cushions or sun shades can also make travelling more comfortable whilst enabling you to get around independently.
How will I benefit from these mobility aids?
Being able to travel and get out and about can have a big impact on both your physical abilities and your mental health. Staying physically independent may help improve your state of mind by enabling you to meet up with friends and family, or take part in activities outside of your home, providing the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.
There are many different types aids for mobility available, designed to suit individual requirements. If you’re looking for a little extra support when walking to the store, a rollator will help reduce the risk of you falling and includes a built-in basket for you to store your belongings, meaning less chance of you overbalancing.
Alternatively, a manual wheelchair offers you a supportive seat and can be self propelled or puhed by a friend or family member.
Best Price Mobility also offers a range of heavy duty walking aids so if you need a piece of equipment which is larger and sturdier, these products can ensure you stay safe and mobile.
What makes Best Price Mobility different to other retailers?
The team at Best Price Mobility understand that everybody who is looking for equipment will need something to fit with their own individual requirements. Having over a decade of experience in providing quality service to our new and long standing customers and having been one of only five ECV companies for Walt Disney World we have a great understanding of our customers and their needs and ensure we are providing the best equipment available on the market. If you have any questions about our rental or store products call 1-866-866-3434. If you're interested in renting or buying mobility aids check out or Shop or Rental pages.