Pratical buyer guides and reviews on the latest mobility aids on the market.
Helpful advice on the best ways to remain active with mobility problems and live life to the full.
Guides on how best to exercise when you have limited mobility.
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Adequate lighting in a senior’s home, is vital for their safety. Without it, obstacles, steps, and dark hallways can be the cause of many dangerous accidents and falls around the home.
In this article, we will cover tips and advice on ways to improve lighting around the home to improve a senior’s life as well increase their safety allowing them to live independently for longer.
Caring for a loved one can be extremely rewarding and satisfying. It can however also be physically and emotionally demanding. Many caregivers often new to the situation, may not realize the full implications of caring for someone, and the challenges that they may potentially face. Find out what caregiver burnout is, what the common symptoms are and the best ways to combat burnout.
Many elders wish to live independently at home for longer rather than move into assisted or residential care. Illness and disabilities resulting from ageing can however mean that your loved one may need additional care and support from friends and family if they are to live in their home.
A difficult decision will often need to be made. Should you care for your loved one at their home or yours, or should you care for them from a distance? Alternatively, should you encourage them to move into residential care so that they can be cared by others, thus taking some the weight off your shoulders?
For anyone with impaired mobility, a wheelchair can bring a range of benefits including increased mobility and independence. It also provides the user with a better quality of life, giving them greater freedom to carry out outdoor activities and socialize with their friends and family.
If your wheelchair breaks down however, it can mean that you may temporarily lose your mobility, freedom.
For the bedbound, and for the infirm, pressure sores/ulcers can be an all too common problem. It is estimated that just in the US alone, $11 billion per year is spent on treating pressure sores.
Pressure sores can not only be extremely painful, but if left untreated, they can become infected and lead to a severe complications including in some cases amputation and death. While pressure sores commonly occur for users with decreased mobility, there are a number of ways in which they can be prevented or mitigated.
If you care for someone with impaired mobility, you will no doubt find that trying to help move or lift a user can prove a real challenge. Not only can it put unnecessary strain on the carer’s back, but it can also be unsafe for both yourself and the person you care for and it can result in injuries.
For the elderly and for those suffering from impaired mobility, the thought of a fall at home is frightening. The thought of losing their independence due to broken bones, head injuries or a fractured hip can be extremely worrying.
Trips and falls can not only cause serious injuries but they can also impact someone’s emotional wellbeing and knock their confidence. Implementing proper fall prevention mechanisms at home can not only allow a senior to live safer but it can also help them to live more independently for longer.
From experience, a person who is unsteady on their feet, and then trips and falls, is a frightening feeling. Not only are they suffering from impaired mobility and pain, the fall may cause untold problems with fractures or even broken bones. This is why they need support.
The use of a walking cane can be beneficial for anyone that suffers with impaired mobility who finds walking a struggle.
When a person has impaired mobility, their prime need is to be as independent as possible. Mobility aids such as wheelchairs, powered chairs, and rollators can provide users with greater freedom, allowing them to undertake daily activities more easily without requiring assistance. When obstacles however are encountered, such as steps, curbs, and uneven surfaces, these can impede their accessibility and impact their safety.