Most of us know someone with special needs or with a mobility issue, disability or permanent injury, a family member, a friend or a neighbour, but how many of us could help that person if they had an accident or a medical emergency? The answer is too few of us.
Fortunately, the confidence to help a person in need is within us all, we just need to find it. Just as mobile and home aids give people with mobility issues, a disability or a permanent injury the confidence to live independently and maintain fulfilling lives, we all have access to first aid courses that give us the confidence to provide assistance in an emergency.
If you’ve ever been present when someone needed medical assistance and you weren’t able to help, you’d know that it’s a terrible feeling. However, you don’t need to experience that helplessness, just as people with disabilities or injuries don’t need to be overly reliant on others to maintain their independence. Here’s why.
Get the right mobility aids and live an independent lifestyle for longer
Home and mobility aids empower people of all ages with special needs, mobility issues or injuries to lead independent lifestyles for longer, and also improve lives by providing greater freedom and pain relief. There are many mobility aids on the market, but it’s important to get the right product for your needs if you’re to benefit as much as you should from its use.
For example, mobility aids include canes, walking sticks, a variety of walkers, mobility scooters and wheelchairs, but not all are suitable for all people. As an example, someone who can’t walk or put weight on their legs needs a wheelchair or a mobility scooter, whereas a cane, crutches or walker would better suited to someone who can walk but needs support.
Essentially, the type of mobility aid a person needs depends on their issue or injury, and it’s important to have the right mobility aid as it provides the support required to prevent the issue or injury from worsening. This enables people with mobility issues to live an independent and more comfortable lifestyle for longer.
Get the confidence to help someone in need with first aid training
For those who haven’t undertaken first aid training, an emergency situation in which a family member or friend needs medical assistance can be a frightening experience. First aid training saves lives. It’s that simple. So why haven’t more of us taken a short first aid course so we can provide assistance if someone has an accident or needs medical help?
Whether you’re looking for a short course or a comprehensive course, first aid training will give you the confidence to act quickly and provide aid if someone close to you has a medical episode or an accident. That training and confidence could save a life, so why not enrol in a first aid course today?
Kingaroy Home Aids & Health Equipment offers first aid and CPR courses, and the widest range of quality home and mobility aids in the West Burnett region. To enrol in a first aid or CPR course, get more information on course requirements, fees and start dates or speak with a staff member about our home and mobility aids, please call (07) 4162 5125.