When the weather starts to turn cooler and the leaves begin to change into beautiful shades of red, orange and gold, many people head outdoors to enjoy long walks in the brisk autumn air. After the leaves have fallen and the air turns even colder, those long walks are studded with snowball fights and contests to see who can build the tallest snowman. For the majority of the population, this is a wonderful opportunity to fit in a bit of physical activity instead of staying indoors sipping hot chocolate and watching holiday movies. However, for the part of the population that suffers from mobility issues, this can be a particularly challenging time of year.
According to The Participation and Activity Limitation Survey that was released in January of 2009, 11.5% of the Canadian population over the age of 15 suffers from mobility issues that impact their activity levels. For these individuals, the icy sidewalks and snow covered driveways that are easily maneuverable by those with no limitations, pose serious hazards. Because of the increased risks, many people suffering from a disability spend much more time inside than they would like.
We at Vital Mobility Medical Supplies Inc. offer many options to help those with mobility issues gain more independence during times of inclement weather. Because manual wheelchairs can be difficult to operate while bundled up in layers of bulky winter clothing, electric wheelchairs are a wonderful option to help those with mobility issues enjoy beautiful winter outings. For those who may not be wheelchair bound, our electric scooters are a suitable alternative. Our line of Rollators offer extra stability and mobility options for those who can move using a walker.
Often times, mobility issues are the result of an accident or surgical procedure. This can cause a decline in mobility where the use of a wheelchair or walker is only temporary. In this case, it is more cost efficient to rent mobility equipment than to buy it. Without the rental option, most people would simply overlook the ability to utilize electric wheelchairs because of the cost. Or perhaps you require a Rollator or electric scooter for a more permanent situation, but are unsure of which model is best suited to your lifestyle. Our rentals allow you to try out various styles to help you determine which one is the best fit for you. Electric wheelchairs can cost thousands of dollars each. Our rental packages help you obtain high quality mobility equipment at a fraction of the cost of buying it.
Whereas some individuals utilize mobility equipment out of necessity, there are those who could benefit from its presence as a sort of ‘helping hand’ to make their daily lives more comfortable. Our range of electric scooters and electric hospital beds are a welcome addition to the home of someone with mobility issues. For many of those who are affected with reduced upper body strength, an electric hospital bed can make a morning routine much easier by allowing the person to get out of bed from an almost sitting position. For individuals with slightly more mobility, an electric scooter can make a trip to the grocery store or mall much more comfortable by allowing the majority of their outing to be completed from a sitting position.
Whether you are suffering from a temporary reduction in mobility or your situation is more permanent, we have everything you need to increase your mobility options so you can get more exercise outdoors and breathe in that crisp, fresh air this winter season.
Statistics source: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/start-debut-eng.html