The most common limitation to living an independent lifestyle as we age is reduced mobility. Whether it’s due to post-surgery rehabilitation, arthritis and other joint or mobility issues, or special accessibility requirements, limited mobility means you don’t have access to your full range of motion. Bending, lifting, stretching – all of these pose a problem … and you’d be surprised how often we do each of these things in the course of a single day.
Assistive devices allow people with limited mobility to achieve a greater degree of control over their surroundings, promoting independence. Simple Comforts, a home medical equipment retail store serving Charlottesville and Warrenton, Virginia, has a collection of devices that help with the everyday tasks that we take for granted – from putting on your socks to doing up your zipper. Tina Ross of Simple Comforts led a seminar about all of the devices they have in stock that can help you or your elderly loved one retain their independence regardless of where they are in the walk of life.
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Care is There has a collection of providers and aids available in the following categories:
- Hearing Aids
Not sure if your loved one needs hearing aids? Familiarize yourself with the signs of hearing loss.
- Vision Services
Or read this article about vision services in Charlottesville.
- Mobility Devices
With limited mobility comes falls and tumbles. Familiarize yourself with fall prevention.
- Medication Reminders
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Know someone who worries about their elderly parent in Charlottesville, Staunton, or Harrisonburg Virginia? Care is There Geriatric Care Management can help! Have them contact us for a free consultation: 434.326.5323 or email@example.com.
Elizabeth Swider, Geriatric Care Manager, Certified Senior Advisor
President, Care is There Geriatric Care Management
Support for independent living and long distance caregiving; assisted living enhancement