Making Your Thanksgiving Accessible

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

There’s nothing quite like the holidays to bring the family together! This time of year can also present many challenges, especially for those who have issues with their mobility. Today, we’d like to share three tips to make your next holiday gathering more accessible:

  1. Mobility Scooters

When it comes to holiday shopping, venturing out to the malls and shopping centers can be especially hard on those who have limited mobility. Instead of forgoing your annual family gift-hunting excursion, help your loved one get around with a mobility scooter. It can keep them from becoming fatigued early on, and take off the strain of hauling shopping bags around all day.

  1. Portable Ramps

If your loved one already uses a mobility scooter or wheelchair, you might be worried about how they will enter and exit your home. It can not only be cumbersome to attempt to carry them up the stairs, it could also pose a potential danger to you. Portable ramps provide a safe solution to give your loved ones the chance to enjoy the holidays. Since they are temporary, you can take them down after their visit is over.

  1. Clear Pathways

Once inside your home, it’s important to make sure your loved one doesn’t get hurt from trying to move around. Loose throw rugs could cause a tripping hazard or be difficult for a wheelchair to roll over. Look around for other tripping hazards, such as power cords and decorations, and move them out of the walkway. Make sure the furniture is far enough apart that they can maneuver their mobility device with ease.

 

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that everyone gets the chance to celebrate the upcoming months. Our team can provide solutions to create lasting mobility solutions year-round.

 

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