Finding The Right Mobility Aids For Seniors

by | Feb 1, 2019

Mobility Aids for Seniors

Many seniors experience difficulty getting around independently. Mobility aids can offer stability and support. If a senior is unstable performing motions like sitting down or walking, it is essential to find mobility aids that fit their needs and ensure their safety. Approximately 1/3 of older people living at home fall at least once a year. It’s common for seniors to need mobility aids for safety and support.

Common Mobility Aids for Getting Around

For seniors living at home and maintaining a high level of independence, common mobility aids are simply designed to help them get around. Options include:

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Mobility Aids for a Safer Home Environment

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Some mobility aids aren’t designed to support long-range motion. Instead, they make the home environment safer and increase independence with specific tasks. Improve home safety and mobility by installing:

  • Rails along stairs, near bathroom fixtures, in hallways, etc.
  • Tub/bath transfer seats or benches
  • Supportive seat cushions
  • Grab handles for getting in/out of a car, bed, couch, or chair
  • Rolling over-bed or over-couch tables
  • Additional lighting or voice command lighting to improve visibility
  • Non-slip flooring that is securely tacked down
  • Stairlift
  • Ramps to replace stairs
Lorna MacMillan

Lorna MacMillan, President & Founder

Lorna MacMillan is the President and Founder of Parkwood Home Care. Lorna is a thought leader in the areas of Adult Ageing, Psychology and Adult Education . Through years of experience with seniors, individuals disabilities and a strong passion for helping others, Lorna was able to create Parkwood Home Care into the care service it is today.