Helpful Guides and Reviews for Elderly and Seniors to Improve Their Mobility
The loss of mobility can be devastating to the elderly and seniors. Unfortunately, it is a very common occurrence. The Census Bureau reports that mobility problems are the most common disability among the elderly.
Not being able to get around means not being able to do the activities the elderly person is used to doing. It means becoming reliant on family members or caregivers for the care. It also means worrying about falls and injuries that can be life threatening. There are mobility aids for elderly and seniors that can help maintain independent mobility - and do it safely. Some of these assist with their current ability to walk but sometimes wheeled mobility products like wheelchairs and power chairs become necessary.
Loss of mobility also affects many other areas of an elderly person's care. For instance, a decline in mobility can affect how a person is able to shower and bathe. Getting on and off the toilet can become a problem. It even affects the ability to get something to eat if getting around the kitchen is difficult. Improving or re-establishing independent mobility will directly affect all aspects of the elderly's or seniors' life.
I've created the following guides and reviews to help you and your loved one learn about their options for mobility aids. I hope they help! If you are just starting out, I recommend this summary article of the top mobility aids.
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