Helpline: Disabilities - Mobility Support

Functioning Disability and Health
Mobility issues result in severe outcomes for the disabled, including seniors and children. It can affect their quality of life, and if not taken proper care of, it may result in accidents, such as falls. Mental health problems, such as severe Alzheimer's, can also create mobility issues.

No matter what the cause of the mobility problem, functioning disability and health go hand in hand. A disabled person unable to walk is more susceptible to other health issues. Depending on your loved one's overall health conditions and the type of disability, they may require full-time or moderate caregiving. If the disability is temporary, you may choose to hire a home care service for assistance. In case of a permanent disability and mobility issue, you may decide to take the role of a full-time family caregiver.

Head over to ExtendaTouch to get more information from other experienced family caregivers about disability and mobility problems. They can give you tips about how to provide quality care to a disabled person and what type of precautionary measures to take regarding mobility. Our helpline members are friendly and available to help other caregivers.

Get Help from ExtendaTouch's Mobility Helpline
Being a primary caregiver for a disabled person entails many difficulties and challenges. It can be physically and mentally overwhelming and stressful. Balancing your life with caring for someone with mobility problems is a huge responsibility. Consider asking other family members for help with the mobility of the care recipient. You can even choose respite care for your loved one if you are on the brink of caregiver burnout. By taking a break, you would be able to refresh and re-energize.

If you are alone and have no one around who relates, consider connecting with ExtendaTouch's online support service for family caregivers. You can share your experiences, concerns, and challenges with our members who relate to your issues. In turn, they can help you by recommending useful resources and information and providing emotional support. Use our mobility helpline to connect with our fellow caregivers now and start communicating.

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nmorganbond70
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male
JLS
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 15 years for a malefemale
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
The key to mobility is rehab and exercise if it is possible. Encouraging rehab and being there as a cheerleader works wonders. I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a female
SueBee
I have been a caregiver for my life partner, who has Multiple Sclerosis, for over 35 years. She uses a wheelchair full-time and is almost completely dependent on me and our paid caregiver.
I care(d) a total of 35 years for a female
mainegaal
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 9 months for a female
frankww123
I shattered my kneecap and I was in a straight leg brace for 8 weeks and then had to learn to walk again. I'd be happy to share my experience if it will help any of you.
I care(d) a total of 3 months for a male
SweetJan
I care(d) a total of 3 years for a female
Gail
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a female
Gerard68
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a male
TheTechGuy, ExtendaTouch facilitator
My great friend developed Parkinson's. I prepared by helping her get a scooter from Medicare and teach her how to use it while she could still move freely. We would go for strolls in the park while I operated the steering and speed walking next to her. Moving about is so important for the mind. She loved sitting next to the bench watching the dogs and kids play. Teaching her how to steer herself was an adventure in itself, but a useful one. I do have some experience in this subject I can share. Feel free to connect.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a female