As you age, there are many products that can make it easier for you to get around so that you can remain independent longer. These range from simple devices like grab bars in the bathtub and hand-held walkers to high-tech scooters that you can ride on to get around.
Some mobility products are simple appliances or devices that you can purchase and use right away, while others need to be installed in your home by a professional. Some are standard, while others may need to be fitted or customized especially for you.
Here are just a few mobility products you may be interested in:
- Exterior ramps
- Stair lift chairs
- Handrails in hallways and stairways
- Electric wheelchairs, scooters or power chairs
- Standard wheelchairs and walkers
- Canes and walking sticks
- Poles and grab bars that assist with standing
Prior to purchasing these types of products, it’s a good idea to either check online or have a family member check product reviews online for you to make sure that the product is reliable, durable and that it does what it claims to do.
Below you’ll find companies that offer these and other mobility products. For more on finding a professional contractor to make home modifications, check our home remodeling page.