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We live in a time, where it is very common to make mistakes which can very easily be avoidable. One such mistake we make is choosing the wrong mobility equipment for our loved ones. We live in a society where disability regarding mobility is around 15%, so we want to make our homes more welcoming to our less mobile family members. For it, we buy mobility equipment, but the mistake we make is that we often decide without taking into accounts all the factors. To prevent mistakes regarding mobility equipment we present 7 points which can be very handy in finding out the right mobility equipment for your loved ones.

Use the power of Social media

Recent marketing research suggests that word of mouth or earned PR is turning out to be the most effective marketing tool. The reason why this tool is so effective and why we have placed it right at the top of our tips to find the best equipment is because unpaid reviews on social media are authentic and credible. People share their experiences and give authentic reviews about products. So it will help you in finding the best equipment.

Search on browser

The easiest way to find the right product is by searching on the web. It will allow finding product features, and reviews.

Ask from those friends or relatives who have purchased mobility equipment recently

As per WHO report 1 member of a 7 person household has mobility-related issues, therefore it is likely you have relatives or friends who have bought mobility equipment recently. Ask them for advice so that you can find the perfect equipment for your loved ones.

Take advice from medical experts

Care must be taken when buying equipment for mobility, as people who need these types of equipment are either suffering from an injury or are old. In both cases you have to make sure that you find the right equipment. To counter this problem you can contact physiotherapists or orthopedists. Take advice from them over what features must mobility equipment have.

Contact your architect or engineer

Before searching for mobility equipment consult your architect or engineer who designed and built your house over what type of equipment can be easily installed in your house and what modifications can be made. If you purchase the equipment and it fails to be effective in your house, you’ve wasted your money.

Get a physical demonstration before purchasing the equipment

What we would advise you is before making a purchase online, first request a physical demonstration of the equipment. It is the case more often than not that the product we see online is not the same in reality. To avoid confusion see the product in person, before looking for its prices and availability online.

Take into account the views of the person who has to use the equipment

The best advice we could give to you is to take into consideration the person, who will be using the equipment. What features do they want? If you buy something and they do not like it then it will be a waste of money.

Final Words

Getting the best mobility equipment for your loved ones is a tricky task, if a wrong decision is made you can not only lose your money but the wrong product may cause injuries and accidents. So do not rush into a decision, do your research, take advice from medical experts, get advice from users of the product, and finally but more importantly consider opinions of the one for whom you are purchasing the equipment.

Furkan Sharif
Furkan Sharif

Furkan is the founder of Britannia Mobility. He has over 12 years experience of working in the mobility aids sector, and is passionate about researching ways in which people can live longer and more independently own their own homes.

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