Whether you’re thinking of adding a lift, easy to use steps or just a stair rail, choosing the best place to put your new mobility aid is of the utmost importance. You need to find a location where it really helps you move around your home without getting in the way.
Keep reading to discover 3 genius places you can put your new mobility aid.
Many homes, especially older ones with uneven floors and multiple stories, have a lovely charm. They really feel like home! Unfortunately, awkward steps mean many of us need to move out of our homes when walking up steps becomes a struggle. You have a choice: mobility aid or leave the place you call home.
I’ve been helping my parents find a lifting aid for their indoor steps leading to the kitchen area. For a long while we thought they’d have to move home… but we recently discovered Lift Up. They are having the FlexStep installed to save space and have steps and wheelchair access to the kitchen at the same time! To see how this is possible (and check out the range of products) head to www.liftup.dk/en
Besides the obvious areas you need mobility aids (indoor steps) you should also consider storage space. Not being able to do something as simple as pull a book off a shelf can leave you feeling depressed with your quality of life. Why not put in a small lift by the bookcase?
It might seem a bit OTT. But you’ll find that the little things in life, like being able to reach all your belongings, gives you a sense of freedom you’ve been missing.
Other places a small aid could be useful is by the wardrobe or chest of drawers, in the kitchen by the fridge, and in the bathroom so you can easily get in and out of the tub.
Something that even I’m worried about as I get older is being able to enjoy being outside and not feel trapped even if I can’t move around like before. I want to open the patio doors wide, go out into the garden and hang up the washing. Or set up the outdoors table ready for a BBQ with my friends and family.
It seems quite obvious to me that the last great place to put a mobility aid in my home… isn’t actually in my home. It’s in my garden. Some mobility aids are designed to go outside while others might only be ok to use outside when it’s dry. Either way, I believe it’s essential that we be able to leave our houses and not feel trapped. It’s the amazing technology of mobility aids that makes this possible.