Falls Due to Aging, Disability or Illness
In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 734,000 of these patients were hospitalized.
Mobility is a person’s ability to move independently and safely from one place to another.
Mobility is a key issue in our independence and quality of life. Generally, mobility issues are associated with the elderly but anyone can experience limitations in mobility due to illness or disability.
Whether you want to go out with family and friends, go shopping or on a vacation, the inability to get around independently is a very common issue. We don’t want to burden family and friends, we want to be mobile, able to do every day, routine things on our own.
From something as basic as a cane to a power scooter or lift chair, many options are available to meet the individual needs of someone with mobility limitations.
There are various types of canes, a standard crook cane for someone who may be unsteady when they walk to a quad cane which affords more stability.
The standard walker with adjustable legs is lightweight, easy-to-use and each side folds independently for going through narrow doorways.
A rollator is basically a walker with wheels. It combines an adjustable height walking frame with small wheels, rather than lifting the walker to move, you just push.
Drive Medical makes a two-wheeled walker with a seat which is a great choice for someone who has difficulty with balance and is at risk of falling. With its convenient backrest and seat, it allows the user to rest if feeling weak or short of breath.
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Visit our store in Sandy Springs or Austell, our experienced, compassionate and friendly associates will help you select the right mobility aid for you or your loved one.