People whose mobility has been impaired due to any reason such as old age, injury or disease, will find it much easier to regain some of their lost freedom of movement when they buy a mobility assistive device. With the help of such mobility devices, most of the routine tasks can still be performed with relative ease and without depending on others. Thanks to the advances in technology, there are a number of mobility equipments such as adjustable beds, pool lifts, platform lifts Perth, and mobility scooters Perth, that have become quite popular in Australia. Today, we share some important tips to be considered when buying these assistive devices.
One of the most commonly use mobility device is a mobility scooter which helps a person cover long distances and even carry a few things with them. However, there are some important points to keep in mind before buying a scooter. First and foremost, determine which one of the various types of mobility scooters Perth available in the market is best suited to your needs. For example, if required to be used indoors, a smaller 3-wheel scooter is the best. While if the requirement is for outside and rough terrains, a more sturdy and heavy duty mobility scooter should be chosen. Some other useful tips to keep in mind while buying a mobility scooter are: Follow the instructions that come with the manual as closely as possible to avoid mishandling of the equipment; attach a safety flag to your scooter or wear bright and easily visible clothes to ensure you are visible to other bigger vehicles on the road; practice getting on and off and driving on smaller routes in the presence of the product specialist; follow all the normal traffic rules as applicable to pedestrians and other vehicles; ensure the mobility scooter is turned off and the key securely removed before getting off the scooter, etc.
Apart from mobility scooters, platform lifts Perth are also a popular assistive mobility device in a city like Perth, where swimming pools are quite common in most homes. While buying a new pool lift for your home, there are some important points that should be considered. These include: ensuring that the pool lift is rated to support the weight of the person who will be using it; ensuring that the lift is equipped to handle the level of disability of the person who will be using it; and finally, deciding what kind of pool lifts Perth (permanent or portable) will be best suited for your requirement. For these and any other questions you may have before finalising which lift to buy, it is best to consult a product specialist.