As we age we begin to lose of lot of our mobility. Whether you’re just noticing the onset of weakness in your legs, your joints are beginning to ache or you need full assistance to get through the day, we have a few suggestions for you or your loved ones. There are numerous mobility aids on the market today and we have put together a list of some great devices.
- Walking aids: There are a few different kinds of walking aids- the most popular being a cane and a two-wheeled walker. Both of these can help a great deal, however if you’re needing a little more assistance, a two-wheeled walker is far more supportive and effective.
- Shoes: This may seem like a no-brainer but the kind of shoe you’re wearing can highly impact your mobility. Be sure your shoes are comfortable, supportive and not worn out. Worn out shoes can likely become a hazard.
- Stair lifts: Stair lifts are becoming increasingly popular among seniors with 2 story homes to allow them to safely move from one floor to the next. Over one million Americans over the last year have suffered an injury on the stairs- the stair lift can easily help prevent injury to you or your loved one.
- Understand your limits: There are many devices to aid in your mobility, but the bottom line is that you need to be conscious of your body’s limits.
How we can help: If you or your loved on have limited mobility, we can assist in many different ways. We’re here to help you retain your independence as much as possible by coming into your home to assist you. We also help in:
- Grooming: From shaving to bathing, our caregivers are properly trained to help you or your loved one get in and out of the tub, assist at the commode and even provide assistance dressing.
- Mobility Assistance: Our knowledgeable staff can transfer clients from beds to wheelchairs or other seating options to prevent injury to you or your loved one.
- Dietary Support: Clients who have limited mobility have difficulty fixing their meals. We ensure that our clients are prepared well balanced meals in order to stay strong and healthy.
- Increased Safety: Keeping your home clutter and hazard free is very important. We make certain our client’s homes are as safe as possible to prevent a possible slip or fall.
- Companionship: It’s hard for many seniors with limited mobility to socialize. Having a caregiver come into your home gives you conversation and social interaction which is a great way to avoid reduced emotional health.
- Errand Running: Many of our clients no longer drive so our caregivers run errands for them. We can do everything from grocery shopping, to picking up prescriptions to make your life easier and limit your stress.
If you, your loved one, or someone you know is living at home and needs assistance with daily tasks, let one of our experienced and trained caregivers care for you! Give us a call at 520-344-7711 to find out how you’ll love the way we care for you!