Mobility Aid for those whose movements are limited.

Mobility aid can mean more than just aids for moving, although that's what usually comes to mind.

I believe that the following categories of mobility aid devices are useful.

  • Moving
    [canes, walkers, wheelchairs]
    {all of these make it easier to get from place to place}
  • In the kitchen
    [wheeled chair, item grabber]
    {do kitchen chores with less fatigue, and grab hard to reach objects}
  • In the bathroom
    [hand-held bidet, bidet toilet seat, shower grab bars, high rise toilet seat]
    {cleanliness, safety, ease of use, comfort}
  • Clothing related
    [shoe horn, elastic shoe laces, sock puller]
    {makes getting dressed easier, when it's tough to bend over}
  • Furniture
    [rising seat, rising easy chairs]
    {get in and out of comfortable furniture easily}
  • Massage chairs
    [including zero gravity chairs]
    {get in-home back pain relief}
  • Vehicles
    [beaded seat cushions]
    {pivot easily when entering or exiting your vehicle}

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I use a cane more and more frequently.

I started off with a simple, inexpensive aluminum cane that adjusted about 10 cm. in height.

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Sitting on the stick-chair is easy, and it supports up to 350 lb. [160 kg]. MAYBE I should consider dropping some weight!

In the Fall of 2016, I spent 10 days in Japan, and I knew that the walking I was hoping to do would be tough... I'd need to rest often.

I found a "stick chair" and purchased it.

What a great purchase!

I've included two pictures to show how it can be used. Of course, it's also a cane.

It's adjustable, and collapses easily for storage in an overhead plane storage compartment.

This is definitely one of my major recommendations!

Even Samurai in Kyoto need something to lean on... besides the beautiful geisha!

I have not used

  • a walker, nor
  • a wheelchair

although my parents did.

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Walker Links

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Wheelchair Links

There MAY be some slight misinformation in that previous statement!

I do request wheelchair assistance at airports, since most of those things are HUGE! And walking long distances is too hard on my hips.

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One of my most useful mobility aid devices is a "grabber".

The grabber is something I find essential, in the kitchen and in every other room in the house.

The one I use has a magnet on the tip, plus the top movable lever that closes the "claws" at the bottom, making it so easy to pick things off the floor... since I cannot bend over easily!

As I said essential for picking up things... things I always seem to be dropping...

I use a wheeled office-style chair in my den. It makes it easy to scoot around getting things I need... far easier than standing and walking.

I bought a massage chair [2016] in Thailand... and O! MAN!... is it wonderful!

It's a relatively low-end model, but it's jam-packed with

  • special settings [therapy, relax, air-bags]
  • 1 vibrator [the seat of the chair]
  • 5 massagers [Swedish, kneading, tapping, dual-action, rolling]
  • 15 inflatable bags [feet, calves, butt]
  • 3 levels of intensity [massagers]
  • 3 width sizes [massagers]
  • reclining mechanism
  • removable headrests [for more control of massage intensity on the neck and head]
  • "can't get lost" controller

A higher end model might have these extras

  • arm massage
  • hand massage
  • heating mechanism

I helped my uncle purchase a lifter easy chair, and given my feeble quad muscles... I may need one soon. He surely did enjoy it... I think he got up and down far more frequently than he needed, because it was fun...

I have built in grab bars for my shower/bathtub combination.

I have a long-handled shoe horn.

Mostly, I've given up wearing socks...but I did break down and order a sock-puller recently.

I'm investigating automatic shoe lace shoes.

I am a FIRM BELIEVER in  bidets in my bathroom.

I first experienced a full-blown [so to speak] bidet in Korea. It was called the LooLoo and it was a lulu.

Since, I've used lesser examples [just bidet toilet seats as opposed to a total toilet system] in various hotels.

Sanitary, very comfortable [feels kind of decadent, actually] and far easier to use than toilet paper... especially if your shoulders are stiff.

In Thailand, hand-held bidets are in 99% of the toilets.

I purchased one of these "bum-guns" and have installed it on the toilet in my home in Canada.