Navigating mobility challenges can be a journey with many ups and downs, involving a lot of self-reflection and practical decision-making. Taking the leap towards accepting the potential need for assistive devices can be a daunting step, given the internalized ableism and the societal stigma attached to mobility aids, that act as tangible hurdles in this … ContinuedRead More
Rollator with seat or air tyres for indoors or outdoors? Choosing the appropriate mobility aid is crucial when it comes to ensuring the safety and comfort of individuals who require assistance with their mobility. There are various factors to consider when making this decision, and one must weigh the unique needs and circumstances of the … Continued
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When mobility issues advance, an electric wheelchair can be a great investment for your independence. However, note that driving an electric wheelchair is very different than using a manual wheelchair. It might require some practice before you get to master it.
According to the American Center for Disease Control & Prevention, one in four adults in the United States has a disability that affects their daily life. Despite being disabled, a highly respected hair stylist and beauty educator from Kitsap County has refused to add to these numbers.
A quarter of all people have a disability, but in the Kits/De Winter family, that percentage is much higher. For grandfather Jan Kits (85), daughter Helene de Winter (59), and granddaughter Maartje Reggin-de Winter (29), living with a disability is normal.
“So young and using a mobility-aid?” Such a remark can really hurt, much like receiving a chronic illness diagnosis. Especially as age does not determine the onset or severity of an illness. Seeing young people with mobility aids at school should be just as normal as seeing elders using walkers while grocery shopping.
Receiving a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis is anything but easy. It’s life changing and challenging in so many ways – mentally, emotionally, professionally. You don’t want to give up your old life, but you do wonder how you are going to cope with it from now on.
Dreamy white landscapes, hot chocolate and the joy of Christmas holidays make winter time a wonderful season. For people with mobility issues however, walking with a rollator in winter can also be filled with anxiety.
It may seem difficult to walk up or down inclines while using a rollator, especially if fully leaning on it for support or when a slope is long or steep. Slopes are increasingly present around buildings, bridges, and parks to enhance accessibility to them.