Mobility Assistive Devices Directory
With age or health problems, sometimes mobility devices are needed to help you get around. Whether temporary or long-term, wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and canes may be very useful to help prevent falls and provide stability. You may need to adapt your living space to accommodate your assistive device. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to use mobility devices, why you may need to use them, and much more.
Adapting Your Home for Parkinson's Disease
Tips for adapting your home to make it easier to live with Parkinson's disease.
Older Adults: How to Prevent Slips and Falls at Home
Falling is the most common cause of injuries among seniors. Here are tips to prevent falls in the home.
Assistive Devices for People With MS or Other Disabilities
Living with multiple sclerosis is a whole lot easier with assistive devices for bathing, cooking, dressing, getting around, and writing. Learn more from WebMD.
Assistive Devices: Living Better With Arthritis
Can self-help devices make day-to-day living with your arthritis a little easier?
Seniors' Falling Injuries Are Preventable
While common sense dictates that falling accidents are the result of household hazards such as slippery bathroom floors or poorly lit stairwells, that's not what some researchers have found.
Conquering Fear of Falling
For older Americans, falling down is downright scary, some seniors will even avoid leaving the house.
Leading Causes of Disability
Conditions such as arthritis, back pain, heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, and even pregnancy are among the leading causes of disability in the U.S – not catastrophic events like car crashes. Here's how to protect yourself against medical expenses and other costs.