Disability Aids To Make Life Easier

If you struggle to get around because of disabilities, then you may be considering a disability aid to make your life that little bit easier. Here are some disability aids you could consider to help you. The NHS has a fantastic guide to some of the household gadgets and equipment to make life easier.

With more and more elderly people becoming disabled and struggling to get around, it is important to know just what is available on the market and what is best suited to each individual’s needs. Here are five examples of disability aids you could try:

Walking Stick

For those needing extra reassurance when walking, a walking stick is a fantastic resource. Taking your weight when you feel unsteady on your feet, a walking stick is handy when you need to get around but may struggle without it.

You can get a wide range of walking sticks - there are traditional canes or wooden walking sticks and also folding walking sticks and stick seats if you require a rest often whilst walking. You can get them in all different designs and get lengths to suit you best.


When it comes to getting around your house, stairlifts can help - meaning you can still get about upstairs if required. These are becoming quite commonplace in homes with disabled people or elderly people now to help them retain a little bit of independence.

The company fitting it will make sure you get the right one for your property to help you get round your home easier.

Mobility Scooter

If a walking stick isn’t an option but you still want to retain some of your independence whilst out and about, mobility scooters may be the option for you. You can get around with ease and perhaps even do some shopping whilst on it - they really are a handy aid to have.

Mobility scooters come in a few different sizes, so choosing the mobility scooter most suited to your needs and budget is important.

Walking Frame

These are often referred to as Zimmer frames and are ideal if you have low mobility. They are lightweight but also offer fantastic support if you are unsteady on your legs. They are durable and often great for use in both a domestic environment and outdoors.

These are genuinely very affordable and suitable to most budgets and are constructed from good quality materials. You can use them by using them for support whilst lifting them to move.


A rollator is pretty much a walking frame with wheels. A walking frame needs to be lifted for movement whereas a rollator has wheels and can be pushed along without any lifting required. They usually come with a built-in seat too so that you can sit down if you need a rest. If this is something that happens often, a rollator may be a better option than a walking frame for you.

These are just a few ideas of disability aids you could consider for you or a loved one. Perhaps you know of other disability aids that I haven’t mentioned here that you or a family member uses? I’d love to find out about any more aids people can use!

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  1. These are some great ideas, I'm seriously starting to think I need to think about using a rollator, I've gone past sticks, I can only use a crutch on one side now as I have weekness in the left so yeah.. Urgh lol.

  2. My nan has a stick that she can carry around and use if she's feeling a little off on her feet x

  3. There are some great items here for those that need them.

  4. The NHS Guide looks really good and more people should have a look at it to see whats available x

  5. My Nan has a stairlift installed last year and it’s made such a difference in helping her get up and down the stairs x

  6. The rollator sounds great, especially if they have the built in seat.

  7. These are so important to aid with independent living

  8. My grandad has just started using a stick because he has bad knees and it is making his life so much easier.