When an individual experiences mobility issues, he/she can often feel as if life will be forced to endure a drastic change. No longer able to walk long distances, climb stairs or feel comfortable in any place alone, a person with a disability feels a sense of powerlessness and despair. At Advantage Home Health Solutions, one of our primary goals is to rid people of such feelings. We don’t believe that one’s mobility issues should prevent the leading of a fulfilling life.
There are, of course, a number of different mobility issues one may face. This is especially true for those of us approaching our later years of life. When considering the solutions to assist mobility issues, it’s imperative that one considers his/her exact requirements. In many cases, the mobility issue is one where walking is an issue. Walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and scooters make up the most ideal solutions for those who have problems walking on their own.
When is a walker the ideal solution for your mobility issue?
Walkers are ideal for individuals who can still walk, but require additional support and stability. There are a few different types of walkers. Basic walkers have four legs, much like a chair. They come with handles to grip on to, but no seat. Two-wheel walkers, as the name suggests, are similar to basic walkers, except that they have wheels on the front two legs.
Four-wheel walkers, of course, have wheels on all four legs and come with a seat. They are also known as rollators. These are generally recommended for those who require walking long distances as they provide the most mobility. Naturally, one of the biggest concerns for those who may experience senses of instability while walking is falling. Needless to say, falling can lead to serious injuries. Walkers are excellent solutions as they greatly assist in preventing falls.
When is a wheelchair the ideal solution for your mobility issue?
Both wheelchairs (which need to be pushed by either their users or other individuals) and power wheelchairs (which are motorized) are ideal for those who have little to no ability to walk. The main difference between the two wheelchairs is the base of the power wheelchair where the power, batteries and motor are stored. It also comes equipped with a joystick on the armrest that directs movement.
When is a scooter the ideal solution for your mobility issue?
Scooters are ideal for individuals who do have the ability to walk, but find it difficult to do so for long distances. While both walkers and wheelchairs may be used both indoors and outdoors, scooters are primarily used for travel outside. They are larger than power wheelchairs and are generally used for travelling to places like the mall or the grocery store.
With so many different solutions available for your mobility issues, Advantage Home Health Solutions is more than confident that you will find the one that is ideal for you. As you can imagine, our team is very knowledgeable about the many different solutions that are available. It’s not uncommon for people to find all of the information we provide a bit overwhelming. This is why we put a lot of effort into thoroughly advising our clients about their best options.
Click HERE to learn more about the mobility solutions offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions. And if you have any questions about the mobility devices that we have to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact Page!