Anyone with a disability that limits mobility can face a difficult time, so the medical industry provides mobility equipment such as walkers, rollators, and wheelchairs. The first choice is usually a wheelchair, walker or a scooter and then more specific choices can be made for better mobility. Some of the most preferred mobility equipment are covered below:
Rolling walkers, also called rollators, are devices such as carts with wheels that help a disabled gain support and balance while walking. They can be customized by height and seat adjustment. A traditional walker is lightweight and made with a metal frame.
Electric & Motorized Wheelchairs
Since many public places now provide ramps electric and motorized wheelchairs are becoming an easy way to get around. Electric or motorized wheelchairs are far better than regular ones, especially for those disabled who live or travel alone.
Parks, beaches, campgrounds and cruises usually provide accommodations for people with wheelchairs. Ramps in doorways and showers and portable wheelchair ramps with handrails can also be used for easier mobility.
Certain vans are designed to carry wheelchairs. Some of the models include the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan. These vehicles are designed to be flexible, reliable and offer interior space necessary for a disabled individual. One can even get their bike or car customized to suit their specific needs.
There are also many accessories to consider to help increase mobility. A steering aid is helpful, which can either be an attachment to the steering wheel or in the form of a foot control. Transfer boards can be used to help patients transfer from a bed to a wheelchair. A bath lift is a seat that attaches to a bathtub that can help someone get into the tub.