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Mobility at home

Staying mobile and agile - for life.

That's probably what everyone dreams of. In fact, we can contribute a lot to it. A rolling stone gathers no moss: There is a lot of truth in this saying. If you consciously remain mobile, you can slow down the development of bedriddenness. And maintain their quality of life for a long time. From grasping aids to stair lifts: many everyday aids contribute to mobility despite limitations.

Slight pain when walking, a fall without major consequences. It is precisely in this early phase with the first signs that countermeasures must be taken. Because a fall or insecurity when walking often leads to fear and withdrawal. The consequence: mobility decreases all the more quickly. According to statistics, about one third of the over-65s fall once in two years or more frequently. Among those in need of care who live at home, about two thirds even fall once a year.

Aids such as walking aids enable independent mobility. What is meant by walking aids are various supporting functional and medical devices that are mainly used when mobility is limited. We would like to give an overview of the types of walking aids, when they are used and what things to consider when buying or using them.

After years of development and testing, perfected gait trainers help even severely impaired people to walk independently for a long time.

The risk of bed confinement and problems such as pressure sores, falls, contractures, thrombosis or pneumonia is thus drastically reduced.

Targeted fall prevention This is what you can do:

In addition to practical help for a more active everyday life, you can instruct relatives in need of care in fall prevention exercises.


Balance: To strengthen balance, shift the weight from one foot to the other while standing. Then shift the weight alternately to the front foot and the heel. Finally, rest your hands on your hips and move them in a circular motion.

Arms: You can strengthen your arms, which are also important for walking with a cane or rollator, while sitting: sit upright on a chair with a distance to the backrest. Take a dumbbell in each hand and let the arms hang at the side of the body. Now bring the weights simultaneously to your chest and then slowly back to the starting position.

Legs: To strengthen the legs, sit upright on a chair at a distance from the backrest. Take an exercise band or cloth in both hands and place one foot on the band. Now alternately stretch your leg forward and bend it again.

Walking guide

Mobility promotion in care & rehab for adults

In our Walking Guide you will find comprehensive information on the topic of mobility.

Walking sticks

Sure-footed through life!

Walking sticks were already used in ancient times and are probably one of the oldest medical aids. As a mobility aid, they primarily serve to balance when walking, but also provide safety on sloping and uneven paths.

Walking sticks can often be adapted to the individual taste of the user and are available in numerous shapes and colours. The materials are just as varied: for example, a walking stick can be made of wood or light metal. In addition to the right size, there are two things you should pay attention to when buying a walking stick: Handle and attachment. The most important thing about the handle is the ergonomics. The walking stick should be both comfortable and safe to hold. The cap on the foot of the walking aid is also crucial for safe use. While classic models are equipped with a rigid rubber cap, newer models can be individually retrofitted. For example, with the FLEXYFOOT steel insert or the SAFETYFOOT steel-reinforced rubber cap, which improve the slip resistance and stability of the walking stick.

Unlike a walking stick, the forearm crutch has a shaft and a support that extends to the forearm. This is to relieve the strain on the hands, elbows and wrists.

However, the "crutch" - as it is popularly called - is usually not intended for permanent use, as its use is quite strenuous and continuous use could affect the gait pattern. A forearm support is often used for short periods, for example after accidents or fractures.

Flexyfoot

This shock-absorbing and non-slip walking stick, hiking pole and crutch end sleeve was developed to replace the old-fashioned rubber cap and revolutionise walking aids. It gives better grip on all types of terrain and reduces the pain otherwise caused by constant stress on the joints. They are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Safety Foot

Quick and easy to fit to any walking aid. For everyday use as well as for leisure, for young and old or for people who cannot manage without a walking aid.

The "SafetyFoot" was developed out of the need to provide safety and support for people with walking disabilities on surfaces such as snow, sand or on field and hiking paths.

Quadro walking stick

has four small rubber feet that provide a secure, large support surface on the floor and thus a plus in stability.

Tip

To set the appropriate height, the handle of the walking stick should be at wrist height with the user's arm hanging down the side of the torso.

Everywhere with you - Rollators

Older people in particular often appreciate the support of a walker or rollator. The rollator is suitable as a walking aid for numerous mobility restrictions and walking disabilities, regardless of age.

Their advantage is not only that they can be used both indoors and outdoors, with the additional functions and additional accessories, the rollator can, for example, be a good support for independent shopping (for example, with seat boards for resting, basket, and much more).

Since most walking frames have both castors and brakes, they are also suitable for uneven terrain. Thanks to their stability, they also help people to stand up. Due to their versatility, it is recommended that first-time users attend wheelchair courses where they can practise using the wheelchair indoors and outdoors. These are offered by medical supply stores and health insurance companies and should be taken advantage of in order to learn how to use the walker in everyday life.

Tip

The latest models also have improved braking systems or an e-drive. And of course numerous modern comfort functions. They can brake independently or send an emergency call at the push of a button.

Other rollators are designed for specific diseases.

The Parkinson's rollator, for example, not only has improved fall prevention, it helps to overcome gait patterns or rigidity through sounds, vibrations or a laser line projected on the floor.

6 in 1 Indoor Rollator from Saljol

The Saljol residential rollator is particularly narrow and fits through almost any door. Thanks to its stable construction, it can be safely loaded at any point.

TOPRO Troja Original

TOPRO's entry-level model with the most modern design and a high level of quality and equipment. The design offers the functionality required for an active everyday life.

Xplorer von RolloGuard AB

Xplorer from RolloGuard AB

The Xplorer from RolloGuard is a modern high-end model of rollator and has a built-in Transversor fall prevention system.