Practical aids to support independent living

With health and wellbeing at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment, you may be wondering how to make life easier for those around you who have underlying health problems and may need support with independent living.

Remaining at home is at the heart of many people’s view of independence and this can be done by creating a series of small steps and changes that add up to a more empowered lifestyle and more choice for the individual.

There are many practical aids that can be used to help individuals stay in their own homes so that they can continue carrying out everyday tasks. Even a simple rearrangement of things around the house could help better suit their situation, or you could install grab rails and ramps to make their home a safer place.

Fenetic Wellbeing sell a range of wheelchairs, recliner chairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility aids to support independent living and regain some independence.

Fenetic Powered Wheelchairs are ideal for those who struggle to propel a manual wheelchair, but want to be able to get out the house and enjoy the great outdoors.

They are powered by an electric and battery motor so they cover long distances with ease, taking the strain off you and allowing you to take back some of the independence you may have lost, so you can continue shopping, eating out or just getting some much needed fresh air.

Wheelchair sign

Powered wheelchairs are a sturdy and long-lasting option and most models can be folded away and dismantled for easy transportability. They use joystick control so you can have the comfort of full control from your cushioned seat making your journey safe, stable and convenient.

It’s important you pick the right wheelchair for your needs. The seating is vital and there are three main things to consider:

  1. Posture – the natural curves of their back should be supported and the shoulders, pelvis and knees kept level.
  2. Protect your skin – if they’re spending long periods in a wheelchair, it’s important that damage to their skin is kept to a minimum and the seating should reduce the effects of pressure, moisture, heat and friction.
  3. Function – the seating system should allow you to comfortably and safely do as much as you are able to.

Electric wheelchairs can be used indoors or outdoors, providing constant support for people who need them throughout the day. They also offer a tighter turning radius than a manual chair which means they are ideal for negotiating smaller spaces in the home.

Would you consider helping a loved one with mobility issues choose an electric wheelchair?

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