For several years now, we have published a helpful pamphlet entitled “On the Move – A Guide to Your Personal Mobility.” This information is intended for those who may be experiencing mobility issues for the first time. Chair Toppers, Companion Vans, Wheelchair lifts and ramps: it is a daunting world full of options, choices, and your well-being.
But the most important aspect is that word, “YOUR.” Personal mobility is what we are all about here at BraunAbility, but no matter how many pamphlets we put out, the core of it all is you and your personal mobility. Whether you’ve suffered an accident or are recovering from a medical condition, the result is the same: there are suddenly limits on where you can go, what you can do, who you can visit. As you face these new challenges, it may seem easier at times to skip engagements and make excuses.
The solution to your mobility needs does exist. Even if things never become the same as they were, there is always a way to retain day-to-day function. But it all starts with you. No matter how hard it gets, no matter how many options there are to sift through, and calls need to be made, this is your moment. Certified mobility consultants, assisted driving instructors, and many more experts are available to help you and answer your questions, but you need to pick up the phone.
I apologize for the curt speech, I do not want to offend or scare anyone, but I see it as tough love. In my two years in the field of mobility, I have seen far too many cases of people not taking the first steps for their own personal mobility. Sadly, it tends to result in prolonged inaction that drags their life down to being waited on by caregivers.
Personal mobility starts with you. We are here to help every step of the way, after you take the first one.