The Importance of Retaining Your Independence

Our customers tell us that one of the worst aspects of losing mobility is the loss of independence. Whatever your age and level of disability the thought of not being able to get around and having to rely on others to take care of your personal bathing and toilet needs is one that is difficult to come to terms with.

The loss of independence can encompass a wide variety of issues and can include:

  • Problems with vision
  • Low energy levels and reduced physical strength
  • Difficulty getting in and out of the bath
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Difficulty in bathing or showering

As a result many people who find themselves experiencing one or more of these issues, whatever age they are, can find themselves having thoughts of helplessness and fear.

Some may feel guilt at having to rely on family members or friends to do things for them, or anger at not being able to carry out everyday tasks as well as they used to be able to.

However, there are lots of mobility aids on the market today that can help you with various tasks whether that is driving, gardening, cooking or getting around. And whether your loss of mobility and independence has come about through sudden trauma such as accident or illness or whether it has simply crept up on you, one of the biggest aids to regaining independence starts with a mobility-friendly bathroom – whether a wetroom or walk in shower in Edinburgh that suits your mobility and your sense of style.

Call us today to see how we can help you to take back control and regain your independence.