Mobility the key to ageing well

MobilityCaring provides mobility and independent living solutions that give people confidence in everyday life.

MobilityCaring provides mobility and independent living solutions that give people confidence in everyday life.

As we age, being able to move about freely in the community plays a major role in our health and wellbeing.

According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, elderly people who leave their homes at least once a day are more likely to live longer compared to those who stay inside.

Researchers studying 3,375 adults between the ages of 70 to 90 found those who left their homes daily faced a lower risk of death, while those who rarely went outside had the highest mortality risk, regardless of socio-economic status or pre-existing medical conditions.

Interestingly, the study’s authors suggested that the most significant difference between the two groups is opportunities for social interaction: a factor strongly associated with good health and wellbeing in elderly people.

Those who were able to leave their house more often were able to engage in therapeutic, cultural, cognitive, psychosocial, volunteer and physical activities they enjoyed. Being able to get out in the community doesn’t just affect a person’s physical health; it also has implications for their sense of connectedness, happiness, and independence – in short, their quality of life.

Equipment that gets you moving

But what about those who cannot leave the house without support? For people who struggle with mobility, whether due to disability or chronic illness, the negative impact can have far-reaching consequences – from poor health outcomes and social isolation, to higher risk of mental illness. Finding solutions that help people get out and about is crucial, so they can remain independent and stay connected to the people around them.

Independent living solutions provider, Mobility Caring, is addressing this need with a full range of high quality mobility equipment that supports community engagement.

To help people feel confident to leave their homes, the Australian-owned company offers the latest innovations in mobility equipment, including electric, manual and foldable wheelchairs for easy travelling; the latest mobility scooters to suit every terrain; bariatric mobility solutions; rollators and walkers.

They also provide independent living equipment to support people around the home, such as bathroom equipment, adjustable beds, pressure care mattresses, lift chairs and aids for eating and personal grooming.

Mobility Caring is a registered NDIS and aged care provider, so clients can use their NDIS or home care package to get equipment that helps them stay mobile and get out into the community.

The company price matches on its equipment to offer the best deal, which helps people make their government funding go much further. This doesn’t impact on quality: each product is carefully selected from reputable brands that come highly recommended by health professionals. Occupational therapists and experienced customer service staff are readily available to help clients select the equipment that best suits their needs. Servicing by experienced technicians is also available, giving clients peace of mind and keeping them mobile for longer.

MobilityCaring also has equipment available for rent, with each product thoroughly cleaned and sanitised to follow COVID-19 safety measures with no additional charges. This is a handy option for those who only need mobility equipment for a temporary condition, or want to try a product before committing to a purchase.

With social connectedness playing such a key role in health and wellbeing as we age, it’s important to do all we can to support seniors towards mobility and independence. The right equipment can go a long way towards helping someone stay active in the community, and improving their quality of life.

For more information or to purchase/hire equipment from Mobility Caring online, please visit mobilitycaring.com.au. Shipping is free, Australia-wide, for orders over $399.