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Daily living aids – When is it time to get them

Daily living aids – When is it time to get them

For some people, daily living aids may not even be an option that enters their mind when they think about their routine activities. However, other people in their life like loved ones or caregivers may see warning signs that point toward needing more assistance. It can be hard to determine what support needs to be in place to meet your needs, especially if you are managing several health condition...

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Independent living accessories for each room of your home

Independent living accessories for each room of your home

If you are living with a chronic condition or if you are simply experiencing some difficulties doing the things you once used to do, you will know that your limitations most likely aren’t specific to only one area of your life. When people start having trouble walking, this usually means they have difficulties getting around their living room, bathroom, in the store, and at the recreation center. ...

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Benefits of adaptive equipment for those with disabilities

Benefits of adaptive equipment for those with disabilities

People may be reluctant to use any type of tool to get around their environment or to help them do what they were once able to do on their own. This can be for a variety of reasons: perhaps they have a misunderstanding about the device and what it does or possibly it is out of fear they won’t know how to navigate the device when they need it most. Some people may be hesitant to admit they need ass...

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Ergonomic adaptive aids for arthritis

Ergonomic adaptive aids for arthritis

Individuals with arthritis often struggle with basic daily activities that may not be an issue for other people. While there are many types of arthritis that all have slightly different symptoms and prognosis, arthritis typically causes inflammation (or swelling), pain, stiffness, poor motion, and decreased strength to the joints that are affected. Smaller joints such as the fingers and wrists are...

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What people are a good fit for using a walking frame

What people are a good fit for using a walking frame

Before you determine what is more suitable for your needs (a walking frame or a rollator), it is important to understand what each is and what the main differences are between them. A walking frame -- also known as a walker, standard walker, front-wheeled walker, or a rolling walker in some countries -- is a more simplistic mobility device than a rollator. Walking frames are lightweight, aluminum ...

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Understanding Mobility Scooters For Daily Use

Understanding Mobility Scooters For Daily Use

If you are someone who has limited mobility, then a mobility scooter could be just the thing that you need. In fact, plenty of people who use one would describe them as life changing due to the fact that they make your life a whole lot easier. You no longer have to worry about how you are going to have to get from point A to point B in your daily life which is a massive help. Mobility scooters wil...

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What Do You Need To Know About The Differences Between Walking Frames And Walkers?

What Do You Need To Know About The Differences Between Walking Frames And Walkers?

You often hear about walking frames and walkers, and a lot of people tend to think that they are the same thing. The reason for this is that the differences are not often highlighted, leading people to believe that they are one and the same. However, there are in fact some big differences that need to be addressed and will make one more suitable for a certain type of person over another. In this a...

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Essential Solutions for Aging Adults

Essential Solutions for Aging Adults

Parents, grandparents, friends, and other loved ones who are experiencing the limitations and obstacles of aging might be seeking support, but unsure who to ask or feeling uncomfortable about asking. According to BMC Geriatrics, 20% of men and 30% of women as aging adults need help with at least one activity of daily living. Researchers at BMC predict that in 2035, the number of dependent adults w...

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Common conditions that necessitate mobility assistance

Common conditions that necessitate mobility assistance

People have a range of reasons for needing mobility equipment to facilitate their independence and improve their quality of life. Some people may have issues with balance, others may have a diagnosis that impairs the function of their lower body. No matter what the reason you need assistance walking, there is a piece of equipment that suits your needs. Parkinson’s As a condition that affects the n...

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All You Need To Know About Zimmer Walking Frames

All You Need To Know About Zimmer Walking Frames

Unfortunately, there are times when many of us will require a walking frame. Age can often be a reason as we get less mobile with age. However, we might also require that additional walking support because of an injury, an illness, or a disability.  There are many different styles and designs of walking frames, and when shopping around, you might notice that they are commonly referred to as Zimme...

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