Older adults living with limited mobility often encounter issues with their physical and mental health. Many daily activities require standing and walking for extended periods, making mobility an essential part of independent living. Tasks like shopping, cooking, traveling, or simply moving about the home can become giant obstacles for those with limited mobility.
The study, “The impact of mobility limitations on health outcomes among older adults”, states that mobility is an important predictor of quality-of-life among older adults and is considered a measure of successful aging. Approximately 30% of older adults suffer from mobility limitations. These limitations can increase the risk of falling, diminish psychological health, and negatively impact overall health outcomes. This study found that individuals with mobility limitations had poorer psychological health. They were more likely to report depression and less likely to have a significant purpose in life, resilience or social support.
Chronic conditions like arthritis are among some of the most common causes of mobility issues in older adults. These mobility limitations can be early indicators of health decline and subsequent disabilities. Mobility limitations are frequently associated with localized pain, often in the knee or back.
Those suffering from mobility limitations can benefit greatly from the freedom and independence that the SmartScoot™ mobility scooter provides. Unlike other mobility scooters that are bulky and difficult to maneuver, SmartScoot is a compact, foldable, lightweight mobility scooter meant for people who lead active lifestyles. Weighing only 40 pounds when fully assembled, SmartScoot can break down into smaller, lighter parts and will comfortably fit into almost any vehicle trunk. This makes it easy to transport and store, allowing you to take it anywhere. SmartScoot gives you the freedom to perform day-to-day activities without the burden of limited mobility.
Please contact us today for more information on how SmartScoot can lend a helping hand in the lives of those with limited mobility.