This article gives a general overview of the different mechanized mobility products that are often used for elderly and physically disabled. A short description is given for each product that is included here.
Mobility products are devices and mechanisms that are used to ease the transport and ambulatory movement of individuals who are hindered from or incapable of walking or using their legs and other body parts.
There are numerous kinds of products that help with a person’s mobility, these include walkers, wheelchairs, lifts and motorized scooters. Many of the elderly and handicapped prefer mechanized devices that help them gain access to elevated levels of the house or establishments.
Wheelchairs While many view manual wheelchairs as a form of exercise, there are also other individuals to consider. Motorized wheelchairs are very convenient for the elderly and those who are physically handicapped including parts of their upper body.
Some are also not strong enough to ably operate the chair. There are many different types of motorized chairs; some can be controlled by the mouth while others are controlled by the hands.
These also come in different sizes to accommodate children and bigger adults. Mobility products like these are very helpful in granting faster and more convenient movement to those who want and need it.
Lifts These mechanized devices are used to transport an individual in a wheelchair up or down a flight of stairs. Mobility products of this kind should be installed carefully and properly on the side of a flight of stairs. There are two basic kinds of lifts, straight and curved. The straight ones are used for flights of stairs that have no curves or bends while the curved ones have bends to contend with.
There are also lifts that can be used as platform lifts, on which the wheelchairs are literally rolled unto the platform and wholly lifted to the elevation.
Stair lifts are usually attached to rechargeable batteries to enable their use even during black outs or power outages. The charge in the rechargeable batteries can be used up to the point when they run out making it a very convenient lift. Some, if not all of these types of lifts, have a warning device on them that warns the user of a low battery charge.
There are also some kinds of mobility products to help the elderly and physically disabled individuals to get on and off vehicles with ease. Some people with disabilities can still drive vehicles but may have some difficulties getting on and off one. Lifts can help these individuals tremendously, without needing the help of others. This affords them some form of independence and dignity.
In Arlington Heights mobility products aim at not only helping you achieve your day-to-day mobility needs, but also in giving you the opportunity to create a dynamic and fulfilling lifestyle which encompasses active hobbies and goals.