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Mobility Aids & Independence

The importance of mobility aids and staying independent

A man and a woman walking along a path - the lady is pushing a rollator. Pink cherry blossom can be seen in the background

The ability to do things for yourself is an important part of life and one thing that should never be underestimated. Adapting your surroundings and using mobility aids to help with a condition, disability or the changes that come with ageing are one of the easiest ways of maintaining independence and improving wellbeing.

Why is staying independent important?

The importance of remaining independent should never be underestimated. Whether you have been recently diagnosed with a condition, have a life-long disability or even just some of the changes that come with getting older, the ability to do things for yourself is an important part of life and can have a great effect on your physical and mental health.

Why are mobility aids important to remain independent?

It’s human nature to want to do things ourselves, and when daily activities such as getting dressed or nipping to the shops are hard to do without support, walking and mobility aids can make a world of difference. Removing the task completely and handing it over to a carer or relative is not always necessary as there are now thousands of options to aid independence around the home that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Pick any daily task or activity and you will more than likely find something that can help. Want to take a bath but struggle with getting in and out? Use a bath lift! Why deny yourself the luxury of a relaxing bubble bath when a bath lift can do all the work for you. Need a hand with food preparation or lifting the kettle? Go for handy food preparation aids and a kettle tipper! At the end of the day, mobility aids are designed to make your life a little bit easier, with more varieties and stylish options being created all the time!

If you need a health care item that helps with a particular condition, always consult your doctor or OT first to find out what they can recommend as it’s important to find out what issues need to be addressed before purchasing.