Assistive Equipment for Coping with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a bone disease which occurs when the bones become weaker and more fragile. Nowadays, most people are affected by this disease due to lack of exercise. When you have a sedentary lifestyle, you are more prone to any disease, especially for osteoporosis than people having an intense physical activity. However, if this disease makes you any problem, you need to consider an assistive equipment for coping with osteoporosis.

Consider a mobility scooter


Usually, the mobility scooters are designed for people with mobility problems and various disabilities. Moreover, this useful device provides comfort and stability. When purchasing a mobility scooter, you need to consider several things such as performance, maneuverability, accessories and more. When it comes to performance, you need to evaluate the mobility scooter speed, battery life, weight capacity, and recharging time. Most mobility scooters range between 4 and 8 mph. On the other hand, there are also some slower scooters that range only 3.5 mph. Furthermore, some of the best units maintain their speed and battery for less than 10 miles. To recharge the scooter's battery will take between 6 and 12 hours. Most of the mobility scooters weight at least 100 pounds, including the battery which weighed about 20 pounds. Therefore, when purchasing a scooter, make sure that it has a weight consistent with your physical abilities. However, whether you are disabled or you have osteoporosis problems, you should consider buying a mobility scooter which will make your life easier.

Install a stair lift


Do you have osteoporosis problems and you cannot climb the stairs of your house? If so, you should think about installing a stair lift in your home, which will lift you up and down stairs. As such, if you are looking to purchase a stair lift, you need to know that there are two types of stair lifts available on the market: the curved and straight stair lifts. In fact, it depends on what type of stairs you have in your house because the straight stair lift can be installed in a straight along the stairs, while the curved units are only for stairs with landings and bends. However, when you decide to install a unit like this you also need to consider, its features such as weight capacity, battery, safety sensors, the call and send controls and even a key switch without which it cannot be used. Anyway, you should know that stair lifts are very useful when climbing and descending stairs become difficult.

Use a wheelchair


There are many medical problems that can affect a person's mobility including osteoporosis. In these cases, the electric wheelchair provides independence and freedom. By using a wheelchair you will be able to move from a place to another inside your home or you can even travel long distances outdoors. The electric wheelchair is using a rechargeable battery to power its motor. Nowadays, the wheelchairs are coming with a sophisticated design and several features which make them easier to use and maintain.