How to Prepare For Winter to Ensure You Can Get Around

by | Oct 27, 2021 | Tips & Guides

Living with limited mobility is already a challenge, and the winter season makes it even more challenging. But that doesn’t mean you or your near & dear ones with limited mobility can’t live life to the fullest in winters.

Leading Edge Mobility Solutions brings you easy ways to sustain mobility in winter.

Get Your Mobility Equipment Checked

Getting your mobility equipment inspected on an annual basis is a good practice. The best time to do so is the onset of winter. This way, you’ll be able to avoid any mishap that may happen due to an uninspected and unrepaired mobility device.

Keep Your Cell Phone Handy

Winter brings fog, snow, dew, and even rain. All these elements of nature make it difficult for your dear ones to reach you, should the need arise. On top of that, you need to be prepared for any situation that nature throws at you in the tough winter season.

The right approach here is to always keep your cell phone with you in case of an emergency. Take some time to ensure you have local emergency medical numbers as well as contacts to your closest loved ones or friends. Be it your family, your friends, your hospice care, or the mobility equipment provider, you need all the contacts available at the touch of a button.

Get a New Battery

People using battery-powered mobility equipment must get a new battery for winter. That’s because, at lower temperatures, the chemical reactions occur at a slow speed, and the device doesn’t get enough current. This hampers the performance of the mobility equipment and your battery could die, which could be awkward if you’re in a store, or on your way home.

Therefore, it becomes important to get the battery checked or get a new battery, so you don’t face any trouble while using your mobility equipment.

In case your battery is not old enough to be replaced, wrap it in a blanket, so it stays warm.

Ensure the Path is Clear Around Your Home

Winter not only brings chilly winds and fog, but it also brings snow and ice, and both these elements are not good for getting in and out of the house. You need to be prepared for the snow.

This is why you must plan for shoveling or get in touch with a snow shoveling company. If possible, you can also ask community members to assist you. You should be able to leave your house whenever you want to without worrying about snow impeding your ability to come and go from your home.

Invest in a Travel Bag for Mobility Equipment

Winter is perfect for traveling for many. Don’t let snow and ice bring your traveling enthusiasm down. You just need to be careful enough to ensure your mobility equipment doesn’t get damaged in transit. This is where a travel bag becomes a smart investment. The travel bag will keep your mobility equipment dust-free and clean. Some great items to keep in your travel bag can be an extra pair of socks, a pair of mittens, and your cell phone.

We are Here to Help

With these tips, you are now fully prepared to welcome the Winter with the enthusiasm you want to. The best thing is that you have mobility equipment experts by your side. Get in touch with Leading Edge Mobility, and we’ll be there to assist you with all of your mobility equipment needs.

Lift Chairs

As a person ages, mobility and strength become increasingly difficult. Tasks that were once simple, such as sitting or standing, are now very challenging. Lift chairs provide comfort and mobility to their users, and are designed to avoid falls or unnecessary pressure on joints and muscles. A lift chair’s primary function is to assist a user into a standing position by the simple touch of a button. There are a variety of lift chairs with slightly different levels of functioning, and it is important to consider individual needs when looking at these types of chairs.

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