Loss of mobility is a common change among older adults, however, many mobility-related conditions occur in young adults too. More often than not, these physical changes begin gradually but there may come a point when you need help around your home such as a stairlift. Taking note of these symptoms early will help you be safer and find the right solutions as quickly as possible.
In this blog, we discuss some of the top signs that you may be experiencing reduced mobility.
Frequent trips and falls
One of the most common signs that your mobility has decreased is frequent falls. When your body is unable to support your weight or keep you balanced, this can be very dangerous as it’s difficult to predict when you might fall. If this becomes a common occurrence you should visit your doctor and report the symptoms.
You are unable to complete everyday tasks
If you are finding it difficult using the shower, bath, holding the kettle or cleaning this could be down to a reduction in strength and mobility. Going to the bathroom, for example, may become almost impossible when lowering yourself on to the toilet or into the bath. It’s normal to experience changes as you get older, but when it makes a major impact on your life it’s time to look for a solution.
You avoid using the stairs
You may have once used stairs without a second thought, but if this movement has become painful or you no longer have the strength required, it’s likely that your mobility has decreased. If it’s got to the point where you avoid stairs this could be holding you back especially at home. Installing a stairlift is a great way of regaining your independence and feeling safe.
At Alfix, our team offers a personalised service to ensure that your requirements are met when choosing a stairlift. We understand how important it is to have a safe and accessible property so you can feel comfortable. With over 20 years of experience, you can rely on us to deliver a flawless installation to fit perfectly into your home. Find out more today by getting in touch.