Choosing the Right Mobility Aids for Your Loved Ones

June 30, 2021 2 min read

Do you or your loved ones need a mobility aid? If yes, how do you choose the right one? There is a wide range of mobility aids that are out there in the market. That can make choosing the right mobility aids for yourself or your loved ones really challenging. Here are some handy tips to help you out.

#1. Should you or your loved ones be using a mobility aid?

In Singapore, there is a stigma against the use of mobility aids. Instead of using proper mobility aids, some might decide to stay at home or opt to use an umbrella. However, using a mobility aid does not mean that you’re old or frail. It just means that you need a little more support when you’re walking. So, don't be afraid to use mobility aids to help you live your best life!

There are 9 different types of mobility levels based on physical needs. Each of them can be matched to at least one suitable mobility aid. These mobility aids include walking canes, walkers, rollators, and much more.

#2. What are the different types of mobility aids that are available in the market?

From walking canes to motorized wheelchairs, the market has a huge range of different products that cater to different physical needs.

These products can be broken down into four main categories.

  1. One-handed Walking Aids: Walking Canes, Seat Canes
  2. Two-handed Walking Aids: Walking Frames, Wheeled Walkers, Rollators
  3. Seated Mobility Aids: Pushchairs, Wheelchairs
  4. Motorized Mobility Aids: Motorized Wheelchairs, Mobility Scooters

In each of these categories, there are many more designs and features that you can choose from, depending on your physical needs and personal preferences. 

#3 How to choose the right mobility aid?

To pick the right mobility aid, you will need to understand what you really need and research on what is available in the market.

Some things that you could look out for when shopping for a mobility aid include:

  1. Look for licensed retailers: Find out if the retailer has an HSA Dealer’s License and if the mobility aid is FDA or CE certified.
  2. Necessary Features: Do you need any special features? Mobility aids with special features tend to be more expensive. But, you don’t have to get them if you don’t need those special features!
  3. Quality of the Parts: Not all mobility aids are made equal. For example, higher quality brakes are rounded which protects the wheels of your mobility aids.




When it comes to helping our elderly loved ones live more independent and healthy lives, the best thing we can do is to provide them with the right elderly equipment so that they feel comfortable and safe. At The Golden Concepts, we are committed to improving the quality of life of elderly persons and our products are designed to address a wide range of diverse needs. If you need help finding a wheelchair with detachable arms, geriatric chair for elderly, or any other eldercare equipment, contact us today and we will be happy to serve you.


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