Living with a disability, even a temporary one, is extremely difficult, especially without any help. At Freedom Mobility, we’ve helped a lot of disabled people with our mobility equipment. No matter how long you expect to have issues with mobility, our Maryland showroom is filled with equipment that can make your life easier.
Trying to adapt your life to what you’re able to do now can be very challenging, largely because you likely don’t even realize how different your life is going to be. We take a lot of our movement for granted, and only truly recognize its value once we’ve lost it, which is why we wanted to talk about some of the most common mobility issues people deal with.
Will You Need Ramps for Your Home?
If you’re going to be spending a considerable amount of time in a wheelchair, you could benefit greatly from having some ramps installed around your home. If you have some steps that lead to your door, you’ll probably need a rampo there, and may require some ramps installed in doorways with unlevel floors.
Manual or Motorized Wheelchair?
Are you expecting to be in a wheelchair? If so, you’ll have to make a decision of whether or not you want a manual or motorized wheelchair. Manual chairs cost less, which may be an important factor for you, but they can also be tiring to use. Those who expect to experience their disability for a long time tend to opt for power or motorized wheelchairs. Also, if you’ll be traveling long distances with your wheelchair, you may want to opt for a motorized one, as using manual chairs can quickly become tiring.
Do You Have Multiple Levels to Your Home?
If your house just has one floor, then you won’t have to worry, but if you have multiple floors in your home, you should consider having stairlifts placed in your home. Stairlifts make the process of traversing your stairs with a disability infinitely easier. If you’re struggling to walk, climbing stairs will be twice as hard. With a stairlift, all you have to do is sit down, and the lift will do the rest of the work.
Those who have permanent disabilities should probably buy their equipment, but if your disability is only temporary, you could save a good bit of money by renting. It still may be worth it to purchase your equipment, if you expect to have problems for at least a year, but if you’ll have mobility issues for less than a year, you’re most likely better off renting.
Consult with an Experienced Mobility Equipment Provider in Maryland
Trying to live your life with a disability is hard enough, make things easier on yourself by consulting with a trusted and experienced name in mobility equipment. At Freedom Mobility, we’ve been helping Marylanders get around for years. If you’re experiencing either a temporary or permanent mobility issue, reach out to us, or stop by our showroom. Our team of Maryland mobility experts would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have!