Daily actions such as picking up objects from the floor, dining and taking a bath can sometimes be difficult to those that live with disability. It can be frustrating for them and can cause some distress; however there are products out there that can help people do these activities and help them maintain some level of independence.
Health conditions like arthritis, stroke, low vision and overall frailty make simple everyday tasks difficult for the elderly. Working in the kitchen is especially dangerous because there are hot liquids and sharp objects involved in meal preparation. For those who suffer from conditions that affect grip and dexterity, food preparation and eating are made much easier with the help of kitchen and dining aids.
Crutches are useful walking aids as they can be used as a way to aid people living with disability or for those that are recovering from injuries that prevents them from walking unassisted. They can be used in a rehabilitation setting and can be carried anywhere including home and shopping malls. However there are many crutches available and it may be difficult to use them at first properly, that’s why Active Mobility has created a short article on how to use crutches and more importantly how to measure them so you get the right crutch for the right person.
Everyone deserves a chance to live and work independently. As we age, the ability to fulfil daily tasks continues to decline, while our dependence on external assistance increases.