The Top Ten Items That Can Help
You Age with Ease: From Mobility Scooters to Stair lifts
Growing old is inevitable, and
with age come limitations, your body may no longer move as you are used
to, or expect to. You may suffer from pain and have trouble with
your mobility. Fortunately, today, there are many aids and products
that can make growing older a little more comfortable.
Outlined below are the top
ten products that can assist you to achieve a more comfortable, able and
independent senior lifestyle.
1. Mobility Scooter:
Also referred to as Electric Scooters, handicap Scooters or Personal Mobility
Vehicles, can really help your independence both within and outside the
home. If you do have limited mobility, or struggle walking very far,
then a mobility scooter will make running errands so much easier.
2. Wheelchair: As with a
mobility scooter, a wheelchair can certainly make getting around easier.
A wheelchair is also very easily transportable as an aid for relief from
walking long distances. Electric wheelchairs, or power wheelchairs,
offer exceptional flexibility in mobility and help even those with severe
3. A Rollator: This is a
frame that is like a scooter at the front, but your legs act as the motor.
It can provide stability if you are somewhat wobbly on your feet, but does
enable you to keep using your legs and therefore keep movement going.
4. Walk-in Bathtub: Bathing
can become very dangerous when you are older, and getting in and out of
a bathtub can be hazardous. Water can make everything very slippery.
A walk-in bathtub can take away all this risk, and also make bathing much
5. Bathing Accessories: If
a walk-in tub is not feasible in your home, then there are many other bathroom
accessories that can make bathing much easier. Such things as portable
bath benches or seats, bathroom rails and grab bars can all make it easier
to stabilize yourself as you bath and reduce the risk of a nasty slip or
6. Toilet Seat Riser:
If getting up and down is a problem, a toilet seat riser can make life
so much effortless. It increases the height of the toilet seat, and
means you can make toilet visits so much easier. This can be vital
in eliminating assistance to go to the toilet and improve your privacy
in the toilet.
7. Lift Chairs: Again
if you struggle to get in and out of a sitting position, just getting in
and out of an armchair can become laborious. Also if you do sit for
long periods, improving your comfort can greatly improve your well-being.
A lift chair has a motor and a hand control so that you can alter the position.
It can recline back, and it also lift forward to help you get up out of
a sitting position.
8. Adjustable Bed: An adjustable
bed allows you to move yourself into a more upright position whilst still
remaining in bed. They can be extremely helpful if you do have a
lot of difficulty getting in and out of bed. They can also make life
so much more comfortable if you do spend periods of time in bed.
They can help eliminate issues with bad backs and bed sores.
9. Stair Lift: If your
mobility is restricted, then climbing or descending stairs can be a high-risk
activity. Many an elderly person has suffered a nasty fall trying
to go down stairs. A stair lift is an excellent way of eliminating
this risk, and making moving about your home so much easier.
10. Kitchen Accessories:
Cooking can become quite a chore when your hands become arthritic but a
number of simple accessories can solve this. There are such things
as tools to open jars and bottles, trolleys and trays to move food around,
a kettle tipper helps support the weight of pouring a kettle and non-slip
mats and cutting boards.
These ten mobility aids can
make growing old not so hard, and extend your ability to function comfortably
in your own home. It certainly makes sense to acquire whatever help
you can to make your life easier and take away as many worries as possible.