Every year, older Americans experience almost 30 million falls, making them one of the leading causes of injury, disability and death. Every senior should take care to create a safe home environment that can help them avoid falls and maintain their independence. This is why we are covering fall prevention in this article. Fall Prevention
Your home is where you feel the most comfortable, but it can present challenges as you get older. Home accessibility can be an issue for people of any age. So whether you're older and looking to age in place, or you live with limited mobility, Hampton Roads Mobility offers tips to improve your home's accessibility. Read through these blog posts to learn more.
A wheelchair ramp along the front of your home doesn’t have to stand out from the rest of your home design. As Baby Boomers age, home builders and landscape architects are finding creative ways to ensure that a wheelchair ramp adds accessibility to your home while taking nothing away for your home design. Enter wheelchair
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house — and often of the least accessible. To create a wheelchair friendly kitchen, you’ll have to customize cabinets, countertops and more to suit your lifestyle. Though these renovations sound expensive, you may qualify for grants or other funds to make these changes to
A stroke is a life-changing event that can affect both your neurological and physical health. Facing physical disability after a stroke can be difficult, but you can take steps to improve your recovery and adjust to changes in your body. Participate in Physical Therapy Physical and occupational therapy can help you rebuild strength, balance and
When you or a loved one are facing mobility challenges, your home will need to undergo changes so you can maintain your safety and independence. Your bathroom is one of the most difficult areas of the home to create a safe environment. Even just standing up and sitting down in the bathroom can be challenging
Physical therapists help seniors with a variety of problems: recovering from a stroke, building strength after a joint replacement and preventing falls. As part of their efforts to keep you safe, specially trained physical therapists can evaluate your home for fall risks. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over age 65.
Throughout Hampton Roads, community and government resources are available to help you if you experience disability. From health insurance to wheelchairs for the beach, these services strive to improve the lives of all people in the region. Virginia Disability Services Agencies – This commonwealth-wide organization provides access to a huge range of disability services, including:
Almost 20 percent of the United States population – 56.7 million people – live with some sort of disability. If you or a loved one has a disability, you are not alone. An entire community of people is available to support you, sharing advice and tips for caring for yourself and loved ones. To learn
Becoming a caregiver for someone with a disability is a full-time job. You’ll need to make significant changes to your life to provide the best care possible – while keeping yourself healthy and happy, too. Learn, Learn, Learn To ensure your loved one gets the care they need, you’ll need to learn all about their
Mobility equipment can be a big investment into your quality of life. The right equipment can help you become more independent and increase your safety. The wrong equipment can be a hassle. To choose the mobility equipment that is right for you, ask yourself these questions: What is my budget? Your budget for mobility equipment