Falling incidences amongst the elderly are common and the risk of falling increases with age too. A fall can be classed as a simple trip due to poor footwear, wet and slippery floors, loose mats and even poor lighting. And, in some cases it is caused by factors affecting the person themselves like weak eyesight or stumbling over their own tread.
Being mobile around your home, whether inside or outside, and in a safe way, is often when help or assistance is really needed. Midland Mobility understands your need and desire for independence. We supply walking aids that can be as simple as a well-positioned grab rail or a ramp to help you judge and get up a step, to walking sticks and walking frames that give that extra support. We also supply walking aid accessories to keep you comfortable and make things even easier for you too.
When you are buying a walking aid you need to consider your requirement and define a product specification to allow you to purchase the best walking aid that suites you.
We suggest you at least consider the following performance criteria when buying your walking aid:
- Should be stiff enough to support you without bending too much
- Should be light enough to carry easily
- Should be strong and tough and should certainly not snap or bend permanently when dropped or fallen on.