Wheelchairs And Walkers
Deciding if the time is right for a wheelchair can be a very big decision for an older person. No one wants to be a burden to the world around them by walking slowly but it could feel like a resignation to then spend all of your time in a wheelchair.
Finding a balance could be your best bet. Have the option of both a sturdy walker that can help you get from point A to point B, without sacrificing all of that walking exercise and a feeling of being active. Home medical equipment is not an all or nothing game. You are likely to be able to maintain some sort of normal walking with a cane or a walker even as you invest in the speed and reliability of a high tech motorized wheelchair, or even a more traditional wheelchair.
Durable medical equipment should not make someone feel any less capable in their lives. Instead, these items should remind their user that the ways you can go on living a healthy, happy and productive life are widely varying and constantly evolving. That evolution could mean that from time to time you employ a wheelchair and other times you walk using a walker or cane.