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Maintaining independence is incredibly important for many older people, and understandably so, which is why walking aids are incredibly important.
Retaining the ability to take care of daily tasks and errands such as shopping and maintain an active social life helps to build confidence,decreases loneliness and encourages more frequent and regular physical activity.
Greater independence in later life has many associated benefits – both physical and mental.
It’s also beneficial for family and friends, who can plan more quality time with their loved one and arrange more appropriate enjoyable activities for them.
Mobility is a key component of overall independence. Without the ability to get about either in the home or in the local area many common and everyday tasks become difficult or even impossible.
As loss of mobility can worsen over time without adequate physical activity, walking even small distances each day can be vitally important.
Whether some independence has been lost slowly over time due to illness or loss of mobility, or quickly following an operation or accident, mobility walking aids can make a massive difference.
Overall wellbeing can be greatly improved with just this one simple addition – therefore walking aids for old people can be an enriching and life-enhancing purchase for anyone with mobility issues.
Whilst they can all greatly maximise mobility, walking aids for the elderly and infirm come in many different shapes, sizes and forms. This can sometimes cause confusion when deciding which option is best.
In this informative, comprehensive guide, which continues below the products, we explain the different types of walking aids available, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide which might be the best fit for your needs and lifestyle.
Here is also a useful video that provides some useful information about buying an elderly walking aid.
Below you will find useful articles on the following topics, as well as guidance on which walkers you could buy, particularly if you are looking for the cheapest and best walking aids: