Your Best Options for Mobility Equipment
There are many types of mobility equipment that can make life much easier and allowing you or your loved ones maintain independence. Some or these mobility products include lift chairs, reclining chairs, power wheel chairs, regular wheel chairs, nursing beds, patient lifts and walkers.
Searching for the right mobility equipment for you can be a tough a frustrating experience, which is why we’re answered many relevant questions reviewed many options on our site.
To start off with, we’d like to help you with some of the basics:
Anytime you purchase a mobility aid you need to make sure that you test it out and that it is comfortable and properly performs the needed function. Lift chairs are used to help an individual when standing as many individuals with arthritis and back problems may have difficulties rising from a chair without any aid.
A lift chairs will also recline using electricity so you can experience excellent leg and back support without putting any stress or strain on your back when trying to recline the chair. Just by flicking a switch the chair will slowly rise to the desired height so you can easily raise form the chair.
Scooters are also great mobility items as they allow you to remain independent and you can participate in many activities that you love. Scooters have the advantage over powered wheel chairs as they can be used both indoors and outdoors. They are very sturdy and comfortable and provide excellent balance and stability when riding. Scooters are available in many different models and you will be sure to find one that meets your specifications.
Powered wheel chairs can be very powerful and make moving about easy. The newer models all use captain's chairs which provide more comfort and easier steering then the traditional models.
Wheel chairs should only be used indoors and can have a very tight turning radius making them very maneuverable. The speed of the wheel chair models will vary and can reach speeds of around 20 to 25 mph.
Walkers are used by those that can still walk but may need a little help as they may have difficulty completely supporting themselves. Most walkers are foldable and very durable.
They come with hand brakes which can be locked. Walkers can be used to transport your groceries as they have a basket and you can sit on the walker if necessary as it has a padded seat.
A patient lift is used in the home or at medical facilities to help a patient rise or any function they may need. Many individuals that have limited mobility will need a patient lifter to help them move their legs or for them to lift their torso off of the bed.
There are many companies that provide mobility equipment and with the new advances in technology the performance and type of equipment available will make movement easier then ever. Search for your question or equipment you're looking for through our site and if you don' find it, please contact us and we'll strive to answer your questions right away.