October 17th, 2017 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized
Mobility can be something that begins to decrease with age, but as time has passed so has the improvement of walking equipment. Getting around can be easier than you think, and there are many options to choose from, so if you have a senior or loved one who may benefit from a new piece of walking equipment, here’s how to pick the right one.
Know Your Options
Whether it’s cane, walker or wheelchair, you’ll want to view all possible options. Each walking aide comes with various options to help make life just a little bit easier. A can come in a wider variety of sizes and material. If you are looking for a walker, will you want it with wheels or without? You also have the option to get a walker with a seat and handbrake, which is also known as a rollator. For more severe cases you can opt for a scooter or wheelchair too.
Once you shop out your options, you’ll want to assess how much assistance your loved one is looking for and you might also want to consult their doctor on this. Once you have an idea, you can then work on narrowing down your options. Keep in mind you can also test different walking equipment if needed.
Budget and Space
Now that you have seen all the options and know your loved one’s mobility, they next thing you’ll want to do is discuss insurance and budget. Some walking aids may be covered so before getting a set idea, find out what insurance will and won’t cover. Don’t forget to consider living and car space too. If you are in need of a wheelchair, you’ll have to be in a wheelchair accessible home, and you’ll have to think about a car or transportation that can fit a wheelchair too. Planning will help you make the best possible decision for your senior.
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