Safety Solutions for Those with Mobility Issues
There are many people in the UK that have mobility issues, and rather than accepting this, it is possible to acquire essential aids that improve a person’s ability to safely move around their home. If you have an elderly family member living with you, or you are in your later years and becoming unsteady on your feet, here are just a few items that will make your life much easier and safer.
- Electrically Operated Stairlift – There is a wide selection of new and used stairlifts in Aylesbury from an established company, and they also have a rental option, for those who only need a short-term solution. There are units for straight or curved staircases and each would be custom-made to suit the environment, and by searching online, you can be talking to a local specialist about your needs. Just because you are unable to negotiate the stairs on your own, doesn’t mean you have to lose access to an important area of your home, and with a Google search, you can easily locate a local supplier of quality stairlifts.
- Mobility Scooters – Many elderly and disabled people lead a very full life mainly due to their mobility scooter, and with a range of sizes and styles, there’s something for everyone. You might, for example, like country walks with the family, and with a fold-up mobility scooter, you can enjoy the great outdoors, or a road scooter that can be used to visit the local shops. Some people only use their mobility scooter to get around the house, while others use it for numerous things.
- Walking Frames – A walking frame can really help a person who is unsteady on their feet, and with light, durable aluminium with rubber grips, you can be sure of essential support when walking. The frames are fully height adjustable, so you can set the height to suit you, while there are also walking sticks with special non-slip grips that aid walking.
- Bathroom Safety – For those with mobility issues, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house, especially with slippery wet surfaces and sharp corners, and there are things you can do to make it a lot safer. Having support handrails fitted is one way to make the bathroom safer, while adding non-slip mats for the floors and the bath will also make a difference. There are special baths and walk-in showers that are designed for the elderly and disabled and these can be installed by experts, transforming your bathroom into a safer environment.
If you, or any member of your household, are experiencing mobility issues, rather than having to put up with it, you can look into all of the above, which are designed specifically to aid people who find it difficult to get about.
If you are able to pay the company a visit, you can try out some of their equipment, plus the staff will be able to answer any questions that you might have, and with a few investments, you can make your home more mobile-friendly.