Today’s topic of discussion is how to live a full life with limited mobility. Mobility loss has its challenges. However, that doesn’t mean that a person can’t have a high quality of life. Like aging, limited mobility has a stigma associated with it. However, everyone, regardless of physical limitations, deserves to have a meaningful existence. Here are today’s tips on how to cope with limited mobility.
Continue Your Hobbies Even with Mobility Loss
It all depends on your hobby and motor skills. However, there are plenty of things that you can enjoy. If spending time in nature or outdoors puts you in a happy place, that doesn’t have to stop. Our stairlifts and wheelchair lifts have outdoor applications. If you want to spend time on the deck or in the garden, it’s more than possible. We also suggest that you find safe ways to explore new surroundings.
Maintain Your Independence even with Limited Mobility
Most people these days want to age in place. One of the best ways to help in this effort is to invest in home modifications to make life more convenient. Our various lifts help in that effort. It’s perfectly acceptable to ask for help. However, for the days that you want to maintain your independence, it’s nice to be able to do so. Our products promote aging in place. However, there are many technological advances that you can use to your advantage, such as having groceries delivered or using your smartphone to control various components in your home, such as the lights and security features.
Use Various Resources
Once again, asking for help is necessary for everyone. Ask friends and family for help when needed. You can also research disability resources that can help you get the care you need. For example, the Social Security Administration has many local social services departments, churches, schools, charities, and associations that help those with mobility loss. We encourage you to make a list of local resources that can help you with specific types of assistance and their contact information to have access when you need it.
Connect With Those Who Relate
Friends and family can be compassionate, however you may not feel understood and unheard by them. You may want to attend a local support group or find online forums that allow you to connect and chat with people who are experiencing what you are. The point is that whoever makes you feel safe and cared for, you should stay in contact with them.
If this content piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about our residential elevators, stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, and dumbwaiters, give us a call today. For more limited mobility tips, keep checking out our content.
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