Mobility Aids for Tampa Seniors and Recovering Patients

Mobility Aids for Tampa Seniors and Recovering Patients - Helios Medical Supply of Tampa

The ability to move from place to place is a vital part of independence, and it’s one of the first things to be affected by a variety of medical conditions. Balance, muscle weakness, joint pain, swelling of the extremities, leg and back injuries, and nerve damage can all affect your ability to stand and walk without help.

Rather than relying on another person to retrieve items, cook, shop, and even help you to and from the toilet, medical mobility aids give you the stability and assistance you need to move throughout your day. And most importantly, mobility assistance devices are a lifeline to independence for Tampa seniors with age-related mobility issues and others with chronic mobility issues, as well as Tampa patients recovering from temporary loss of mobility.

What Kinds of Mobility Aids are Available in Tampa in 2024?

Outside of the medical industry, people envisioning “mobility aids” may think of only wheelchairs or canes. And while these are both life-saving tools for many people, there is now also a whole selection of mobility assistance devices and tools available in Tampa in 2024.

No matter your condition, body type, or lifestyle, Tampa’s Helios will have a mobility aid that suits your needs. With the right tool, you can negotiate rooms and obstacles your own home and throughout your daily life with much less risk of falls, isolation, or loss of independence.

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters assist users who cannot stand or can only stand for brief periods of time. Other factors matter, too, like comfortable sitting positions, automobile mobility, upper body strength, interior spaces to negotiate, and activities like tennis and other sports, trail walks, shopping, and visiting family and friends in other homes.

Types of wheelchairs available through Tampa’s Helios Home Medical Equipment

  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Foldable wheelchairs
  • Reclining wheelchairs
  • Lightweight, ultra-stable sport wheelchairs
  • Electronic mobility scooters

However, wheelchairs are just one type of mobility aid available in Tampa. For people hoping to include more leg activity while they move around, there is a whole world of devices and tools that can help stabilize your movements.

Other mobility aids available through Tampa’s Helios Home Medical Equipment

  • Canes
  • Quad (self-standing) canes
  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Walkers with seats (rollators)
  • Knee scooters

Not only are these devices helpful for a variety of conditions; they allow for progressive improvement in Tampa patients whose mobility conditions can or may improve. Helios even offers Tampa medical supply rental, so that you don’t have to invest in purchasing expensive medical equipment you will only need on a temporary basis.

Why Personal Service Matters for Mobility Aids

Unfortunately, many patients have their conditions affected and independence cut short because they utilize unsuitable mobility aids. Whether it’s the wrong device for your condition or simply a tool or chair that doesn’t fit your body properly, the wrong mobility aid can be as much of a hindrance as a help.

Having an expert to guide you through the mobility aid selection process is a vital step for many Tampa seniors and patients. That’s why Helios’s Tampa storefront provides in-person and telephone guidance for everyone in search of the right mobility aid.

Hellios also carries a wide selection of accessories for Tampa mobility aids—including cane tips and padding replacements, baskets and batteries. We also provide repair services for wheelchairs, walkers, and more.

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