When Do You Need a Transfer Aid in Your Home?

Category: Aids to Daily Living
November 13, 2019

Transfer aids are specialized pieces of mobility equipment that allow for the easy transitioning between positions, like standing and sitting. When you are injured or disabled, it can be difficult or even impossible to maintain your balance if you have torn tissues or broken bones. Let’s take a look at how transfer aids can help.

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What is the Purpose of a Transfer Aid?

Our center of gravity shifts when we move into different positions. For some, this doesn’t cause any problems or issues. But for those with injuries or mobility issues, the shift can cause anywhere from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. Transfer aids exist to make these movements and transitions as easy and pain-free as possible for every user. 

Is a Transfer Aid Right for Me?

So how do you know when a transfer aid is the mobility equipment you need? These aids are best for those who: (1) Have recently undergone major surgery (such as hip replacement), (2) Are recovering from torn ligaments or broken bones, (3) have lower-body paralysis, or (4) suffer from consistent muscle weakness or joint pain. Do any of those sound like you? If so, now is the perfect time to reach out to a mobility solutions expert to find the transfer aid that best suits you.

Transfer aids aren’t for everyone, however. It’s best to seek a different form of mobility equipment if:

  • You do not have the upper body strength to lift yourself to a standing position using a grab bar.
  • Your legs or feet cannot bear your body’s weight temporarily as you stand in an upright position.
  • Your doctor recommends an alternative form of equipment, like non-weight bearing transfers.

What are the Features of a Transfer Aid?

Freedom Mobility‘s transfer aids are available in a variety of models and include features like:

  • Comfortable knee pads
  • Open bases
  • Padded split seats
  • Low-friction casters
  • Ergonomic grab bars
  • Weight capacity up to 450lbs. 

Your Resource for Transfer Aids and Mobility Equipment in Maryland 

At Freedom Mobility, we have the solutions you need to navigate your home and the world outside of it safely and comfortably. We are committed to making aging in place efficient for everyone, and our showroom has an expansive variety of mobility equipment so you’re sure to find the right solution for you. Contact us today for more information.

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