Mobility Helpline: Mobility Support

People with mobility impairment are unable to use one or more of their extremities and may struggle with walking, holding, or lifting objects. Mobility issues can be caused by a range of different conditions, from aging to congenital disabilities, to diseases and even freak accidents.

Coping with a mobility impairment can be very difficult, but you should not worry. There are plenty of resources readily available to you and your loved ones. ExtendaTouch is open for everyone experiencing limited mobility, and it is entirely free for everyone.

The ExtendaTouch caregiver support group provides online tools for its members to share information and support with actual people who face the same everyday experiences and challenges. Consider us your go-to mobility helpline whenever you require some helpful information and personalized support.

How can ExtendaTouch help me?

The ExtendaTouch group consists of unpaid family caregivers across the entire U.S. ExtendaTouch provides online tools for its members to share information and support; perhaps even current news about:

  • Managing side effects
  • Tools and helpful aids
  • Treatment and therapy options
  • Getting around with and without help

You can feel safe expressing yourself or reading about your most pressing questions about mobility. ExtendaTouch is anonymous and secure to assist you in meeting other family caregivers to find information and support. ExtendaTouch doesn't provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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rebekahkelley, Volunteer
Hi everyone! My name is Rebekah and I have worked in a nursing home for the last 9+ years. We work with a lot of residents who have issues with mobility and have trained on this topic extensively. I would love to help anyone who is having mobility issues or is the caregiver for someone who struggles. Please reach out and I would be more than happy to help! -Rebekah K.
Maxton
I have been helping my father with his mobility issues recently. As a result, I have found that there are numerous issues with getting his apartment set for easier access. I would be happy to share some knowledge with anyone who is having similar struggles or want to talk about different options.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
Shirley
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
JLS
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a malefemale
Trishtd0
I'd be happy to chat and offer support where I can.
I care(d) a total of 2 years for a female
frankww123
In less than 6 months I will be 73 and compared to others of my age, I'm doing fairly well. Let's stop and think about that for a moment. Why am I doing so well while others are not. Sure lack of mobility can be due to illness or hereditary or accidents but when I think of what I've been doing for the last 25 years to be as healthy as I am I know this has worked for me. It also makes me stop a moment and think of my Grandma who lived to be 103. Up until she reached 100 you would find her walking whenever she could. Along Market Street, up and down Clement Street, there she would be walking and rather briskly I might add. My best friend and I ( also almost 73) started working out at the gym about 23 or so years ago. At least 5 days a week we've been doing weight training, cardio and walking and I have to say that I think it's helped the two of us to thrive as we are. What I'm trying to say here is all of you just MOVE. Walk, dance, skip. Do weight training, ride a bike - walk, dance or skip but just MOVE. I mentioned in an earlier post that I had two interesting health concerns. One was the discovery and operation to fix a CSF leak. The other was when I fell and shattered my knee cap. In both instances it was surprising how quickly i was on the road to recovery. If you're stuck, if you need a guide as to what exercises to do, let me know. I can tell you that my other best friend gifted me a TRX suspension system and since the pandemic I've quit the gym and do the TRX and it's a game changer. Do not be afraid to move. If you can't "workout" stand up, sit down and stand up again. THat'll get your juices flowing. It doesn't matter what you do , it only matters that you do something AND that you are consistent. Consistency is the key. Reach out if I can be of any help.........
jll
My dad was pretty weak and used a walker. My aunt, who is still alive, has one leg amputated. I spent quite a bit of time with her as she went through rehab and worked with artificial devices. She now uses a wheelchair and a scooter.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a female
Lyfmya
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale
Russ
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
Abkaeson78
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a malefemale