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Six Benefits of Mobility Scooters

Posted on: May 1st, 2015 by JayHawkPharmacyBlogger
Many of us are getting out to enjoy the weather. Mobility Scooters offer security and healing for you.

Many of us are getting out to enjoy the weather. Mobility Scooters offer security and healing for you.

 

Now that spring has arrived, many people’s thoughts are turning towards vacations, day outings, and even just more frequent trips around town. For those living with mobility issues, however, even the simplest of these trips can have its challenges. If you’ve thought in the past about purchasing a mobility scooter for yourself or a loved one, spring is a great time to do it. Here at Jayhawk Pharmacy, we often have the privilege of seeing our mobility equipment change lives and open doors for those who were previously held back by limitations! In fact, for today’s blog, we’d like to share a list of six benefits that come from using mobility scooters.

Mobility scooters can …

  1. Prevent falls: Falls are a scary reality. In addition to causing injuries like broken bones and bruises, falls can lead to head and neck injuries if the fallen person tries to move or get up without additional assistance. Mobility scooters make it possible to get around easily, indoors and out, without the risk of falling or suffering from falling-related injuries.
  1. Lessen the chance of hospital stays: By safely getting seniors from point A to point B, mobility scooters can help the elderly avoid extended hospital visits. No one’s idea of a good time is hanging out in a hospital bed, hooked up to dozens of blinking machines and spending time away from home. With a scooter, you can avoid broken bones and other injuries and save money on costly hospital stays.
  1. Help seniors stay independent: Many seniors have a hard time moving around on their own. It may be due to a fall, injury, stroke, or other condition, but it is common for folks to need help moving from room to room by themselves. A mobility scooter can do this, keeping seniors more active and more independent.
  1. Help speed up healing: If you or a loved one is recovering from an illness or injury, you know how hard it is to get rest and stay put for weeks or even months at a time. With a mobility scooter, owners don’t have to worry about overdoing it after surgery, yet they can still get around the house or yard without feeling trapped in one place.
  1. Make shopping easier: Big box stores and shopping malls can be a real challenge for older adults with mobility problems. Scooters make it possible to go shopping with family and friends without risking fatigue, exhaustion, or falls.
  1. Help make life easier for caregivers: While caregivers are glad to help out in whatever ways they can, sometimes the challenges of caregiving can be overwhelming. With a mobility scooter, older adults are able to be more independent and active, taking care of more of their daily tasks and chores than they would ever be able to do without a scooter.

Mobility scooters are a great solution for meeting your mobility needs, or the needs of a loved one. If you’re interested in learning more about this life-changing equipment, Jayhawk Pharmacy has a great selection and a knowledgeable, caring staff who would love to serve you. Check out our online catalog or give us a call at 785-235-9700 today!

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