Losing the ability to walk is extremely difficult for anyone. Suddenly you can’t play the sports you enjoy, go to the places you like—even getting up the stairs is a challenge. However, adjusting can be easier than you might assume, as long as you have the right tools. Here’s a quick look at the various mobility aids that are currently available:
If you find that your mobility is steadily decreasing, the stairs can be an especially difficult challenge. Fortunately, a good quality stairlift can safely take you up and down the stairs whenever you need to. There are numerous models of stairlifts available; some operate on straight stairways, others on curved stairways.
When most people lose the ability to walk, they invest in a wheelchair. Whether you are planning on moving yourself or having caregivers push you around, there are several different kinds of wheelchairs to accommodate your needs. There are even a few wheelchairs that weigh less than 20 lbs. and can be folded for easy transportation.
If you can still walk but are a little wobbly, you’ll find that a high-quality walker will suit your needs just fine. There are several walkers out there that have brakes, can be folded easily, and which come with seats on which you can rest. Some walker seats have a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs.
- Vehicle lifts
There are even mobility aids that can help you get out of the house. A vehicle lift, for example, can be installed inside your van or on the back of your vehicle, and will transport your motorized scooter from place to place. With a good vehicle lift, you’ll be able to go virtually anywhere.
If you’re looking for other ways to increase your mobility, contact Williams Lift Company today. We carry all of the above products as well as bathroom aids, ramps, and much more. Call us today at 908-322-7070 to learn how we can help you get around.