Mobility Aids For Walking That Will Help You Stay More Independent In Your Own Home

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Wishing to stay more independent and remain in your own home need not be a problem providing you find the best mobility aids for walking around the house. Whether you are elderly, disabled or recovering from surgery, there are lots of mobility walking aids and walking assistance devices available to give the walking support you need. These assisted walking devices not only enhance mobility but also promote independence and confidence in daily activities around your home.

So if you have great upper body strength and just need walking aids for balance, or have more complex needs and require a more comprehensive walk assistance solution, here are some great ideas of products that can help you select options quick and easily to remain independent and active.

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The Best Mobility Aids To Help Around The Home

 


Firstly, it is always recommended to consult with your own healthcare professionals or occupational therapists to decide what level of aid you need. Whether you are looking at walking assistance devices for elderly relatives, disability walking aids or mobility aids for young adults or even just looking to select options if you had a knee or hip injury, your own healthcare worker can guide you as to what you most need based on your individual needs and abilities. You may even need more ideas on how to adapt your home to suit your needs.

Additionally, trying out different models in person before buying is certainly advisable to find the best walking aid for balance or mobility that enhances your quality of life while supporting independent living. Here are some of the best aids that I have discovered.

Walking Canes

A cane is a popular choice and certainly the first walking aid elderly or diasbled people may need. Canes are perfect accessories for those who need minimal support or balance assistance. They come in various styles, including standard canes with a single tip or quad canes with four feet for added stability.

Furthermore, lots of stores stock select options to purchase straight away, so they are a quick and easy solution.

Crutches

Crutches are often used by individuals recovering from injuries or surgeries. They require some upper body strength but offer more support than a cane. They can be of the underarm or forearm variety. 

Again, crutches are readily available for a quick view and purchase at several outlets. So they are great walking support devices as a short term solution, but may not really be the best walking aids for elderly people as they do require more upper body strength and balance. 

Walkers

Walkers are the next step up from crutches as a walking aid for elderly or disabled people. With a lightweight frame, they help with balance and mobility. 

However, they may be too heavy to cart around as a walker aid for elderly people, so adding wheels is also a great option.

Rollator Mobility Walkers

Rollators combine the benefits of walkers with wheels, making them easier to move around and easier to maneuver. This makes them one of the best walking aids for disabled or elderly people. With a light aluminium frame and either 3 or 4 wheels, they often come as a folding variety that slips easily into the back of a car. Some even come with accessories such as ergonomic handles, storage compartments, padded seat cushions and cup holders, accessories wheelchair and scooter users also benefit from.

Once more, as they are popular elderly and disabled walking aids they are readily available in many types and styles, so it is important to choose one that suits your specific requirements in terms of weight capacity, height adjustability, and overall functionality.  

Stairlifts and Home Lifts

If you are looking at assisted walking devices for adults, you really should also consider lifts for homes or a stairlift. These help to ensure that your relative or friend stays independent in their own multi storey home. 

And finally, you may need to consider investing in transfer aids such as a hoist or mobility transfer boards which will help  people with more complex needs. 

Conclusion

I hope that you have enjoyed this guide to choosing the best home mobility aids for walking. Has this helped or have I missed any walking assistant device you would like to know more about? Do comment below, or find me on my socials.

One Reply to “Mobility Aids For Walking That Will Help You Stay More Independent In Your Own Home”

  1. Anne Sweet says:

    I generally use my sticks but I do have a rollator upstairs, sometimes if I get up in the night for the bathroom (ok, most nights) I am a little more unstable. I was offered a lift at the cost of losing half my bedroom, so I make do with two bannisters on the stairs. I am not a suitable candidate for a stair lift. I love my kitchen trolley, not only does it help me move around it lets me carry lots of things at the same time 🙂

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