Mobility solutions like wheelchairs, ramps, and stairlifts can be very important for people who struggle with mobility. If your loved one has trouble getting around it can lead to other issues such as depression, anxiety, and more. Let’s take a look at some of the risks of diminished mobility and how we can work together to improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Mobility Deficiency Can Lead to Other Problems
Comorbidity is the simultaneous presence of two conditions in a patient. This is common among patients who lose the ability to go where they want and do what they used to. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social isolation, chronic illness, loneliness, or disabilities can all contribute to a patients risk for depression. A decline in mobility can be easily linked to any and all of those risk factors. Not only that, but if your loved one struggles with balance or weakness, then they may be more prone to falling, which can cause major injury or worse. Anticipatory anxiety about this phenomenon, can also lead to isolation, which can lead to depression, which can lead to a continued decline in mobility, or even a decrease in motivation to achieve a higher rate of mobility. If you’re not careful, this can become a vicious cycle.
How Can Freedom Mobility Aid in Your Loved One’s Mobility?
Imagine the world from your loved one’s perspective: You’re in pain, too much so to do the things you used to. Your grandchild’s basketball game is coming up, but you’re not sure if you can go. The thought of walking from the car all the way to the school’s gym is a daunting one. What if the only seats available are high up on the bleachers? Will the bathroom be far away? From the perspective of someone with mobility issues, the world becomes a frightening and stressful place in ways that the able-bodied may not imagine. However, when you provide your loved one with ways to improve their mobility with equipment like wheelchairs, rollators, or scooters, you’re handing them the keys to a higher quality of life. Rather than having to succumb to the isolation of not being able to travel, they can take control of their life, and go to that basketball game. They may be able to see their friends again, go to the store on their own, and live independently in their own home for longer.
Freedom Mobility Wants to Help Your Loved One
If you’re looking for mobility equipment in Maryland, then Freedom Mobility can help. We have a wide selection of solutions to meet not only your needs, but your goals as well. Give us a call today or visit our showroom in Hanover, Maryland for more information.