Standing Devices
For Support When You Need It

Standing devices are helpful for those who need help to stand up or maintain their balance while standing.  Those who are older, disabled, or in some cases experience weakness in lower extremities may benefit from using an assistive product. These units are designed to help with mobility by providing support where needed.

Mobility for seniors is a big issue and one that should be addressed. There are many options that provide support while standing so the elderly and others can feel more secure and independent.  This is crucial for those who want to age at home and maintain their independence.   Selecting the right gadgets for the home can make a life changing difference.

Do You Need Some Help To Stand Up?

What Standing Devices Can do for You

Lift Walker

The elderly and the disabled often require some mobility assistance to improve their ability to get around.   Devices such as lift walker, a standing cane, superpole, support bars and others can assist you.  The extra support they provide can give a sense of confidence when you might otherwise feel fearful of losing your balance.

Some of these devices can be used to help people with disabilities transfer from one surface to another such as from a bed to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a toilet. These are sometimes referred to as standing aids for disabled individuals. 

Standing devices can be the starting point to overall mobility as people usually need to stand before they can start to walk even if they use a walker.  These devices also provide support for those who cannot get up on their own but have use of their upper extremities and need to grab some support to transfer from point A to point B.

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What You Need to Consider

Whether you are choosing standing aids for yourself or for a loved one, there are some things to keep in mind:

Advantage Rail
  •  Match the piece of equipment to the person’s need. Sometimes you may need one unit for home and another for use when traveling outside the home.  In some cases you may need to consult with your health care provider to determine what type of device is suitable for your situation.
  • Check the suggested use of the item before making a purchase and be sure to review any weight capacity.  Heavier individuals may need a bariatric version of that product.  
  • Be sure that equipment requiring installation such as grab bars or poles are properly installed before using.  Professional installation by appropriate licensed contractor is recommended.

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Helpful support aids can be easily used in any home setting. For example, a couch cane, assist tray, pole grab bar, can be installed just about anywhere it may be needed such as in the living area or bedroom. They  are sturdy so that people can get the needed support and move around the home more safely.

Assist a Tray

There are also standing devices that can be utilized in the bathroom.  In fact, they can be installed throughout the home to provide needed support.  Various safety products can be strategically placed in the home for easy reach and convenience. Some gadgets are intended for mobile use, such as walkers and rollators, while others like bathroom support rails are intended for a more permanent installation. 

Thanks to today’s technology there are several support devices to assist in standing up.  Explore the various options and select the one that best suits your needs.

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