Senior citizens of this era are enjoying life in comparison to their predecessors. Many elders over the age of 65 are now leading a more active life than their parents. Considering this current flow, it is apparent that mobility plays an important role among the aged population.
Eventually, most seniors in their 70s and 80s are bound to develop various types of disabilities or chronic medical conditions that will hinder their ability to stay active and mobile. Luckily, due to the advancement in the manufacture of mobility aids, various kinds of products are available to assist the elderly to live an independent and active life. Further, many resources from websites to funding programs are now helping the aged population towards a more fulfilling life.
A cane is one the most prominently used equipment that provides assistance. It can bear 25% of a person’s weight and prevent a patient from falling. Independent Living Specialists have a wide range of canes in their stores Australia wide.
Single-point cane and quad canes are the two types available and a single point cane gives the required support to walk and is ideal for those who are experiencing a slight imbalance, poor stamina or weakness in muscles.The quad cane has four points that contact the ground and is considered to be more durable than a single point cane. It is beneficial for those suffering from muscle weakness which may have occurred due to a stroke or brain injury.
Single point cane products
Quad Cane products
The elderly and those with limited mobility worldwide rely greatly on walkers for their mobility needs. Manufacture of the walker has productively changed over the years. This was initially designed as a temporary equipment to rehabilitate but currently, it has been modified to be used at homes with additional features such as wheels, brakes, seats including convenient accessories like walker bags, trays, and detachable baskets.
A scooter is a three-wheeled mobility device which is gaining popularity among the elderly. It is ideal for those who are able to walk short distances but need assistance for long distances. Almost all scooters have rear wheel drive and front wheel steering. Although this device was discovered a long time back, it is believed to have withstood many major improvements. Current technology has played a major role in the most important changes like battery power which recharges speedily. Other special changes are power seats, flip back arms, adjustable bases, and gear drive systems.