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Without the advent of technology, we would still be in a position where the elderly and/or sick are confined to certain spaces, without the freedom to move around and do things without the help of a caregiver. Now, you don’t have to give up your mobility and independence just because are elderly or sick. That is a thing of the past as technology has made breakthroughs that has changed the paradigm for whoever is suffering from a illness or old age that renders them immobile, or has stifled their mobility. With the help of mobility aids, assisting seniors with mobility problems has become an easier task, for themselves and their caregivers. However, there are many factors that pertain to ensuring that you receive the assistance in the best way possible!

Be Willing to Expand your Expectations

One of the things that you need to have to be able to overcome your mobility problems is to be willing to try new things, possibilities and importantly mobility solutions! Depending on your mobility problems, you may need a specific solution,? such as a means of getting out of bed, taking a shower, putting on clothes, getting from point A to point B (indoors and outdoors), and not to mention going about day-to-day life including making your own cup of tea or coffee and cutting any vegetables. These are all various requirements, and each of these can be resolved with the right mobility solution. It won’t be the same as before but it gets the job done.

Independent Living Specialists is home to a large inventory of independent living solutions, daily aids and mobility solutions for you to choose from ranging from lift chairs, shower chairs and bath transfers, slings, wheelchairs, power chairs, mobility scooters, kettle tippers and much more. By trying out these new items and designs, you are able to regain your independence and mobility yet again!

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Regain Your Independence

More than the little mobility issues at hand, many people find that moving about or being able to get from point A to point B is something they value. That’s why there are many types of mobility aids such as a walking sticks, walkers, wheelchairs, lift chairs (that allows them to get from a seating to standing position and vice versa), and not to mention power chairs and mobility scooters too.

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Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters are well received by for assisting the elderly with mobility problems as they are available for indoor and outdoor use! There is even a mobility scooter by Pride Mobility Scooters that allows you to fold it away and even take it on an airplane. How convenient is that? These mobility scooters allow you to take corners indoors and go over rugged terrain outdoors, depending on the model you choose.

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As an elderly person who possesses mobility problems safety and precaution must be taken into consideration to ensure that no harm comes to you or others. Therefore, make sure to keep an eye for other vehicles and pedestrians when you are riding your mobility scooter including watching out for vehicles reversing from driveways, other pedestrians on the same path, and maintaining low speeds in crowded areas. It’s also recommended that a mobility scooter user should use the pedestrian crossing too, to ensure due notice is taken by drivers.

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