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The Mobility Shop

The Mobility Shop @ Life in Spite of MS

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You've found the Mobility Shop. Take a look and see if there's anything you need or like. Do you need small things like a reacher or grabber, or a stepper that will help you get in and out of bed, or stand up from the couch? There are mobility aids like that available below.

Do you need a walker, scooter, or wheelchair? If so, there are a few examples of these below as well. There are so many devices that can make your life easier and to help you maintain your independence. Some of these are simple little things like bars that can be attached just inside your door to help you navigate a doorstep or in your bathroom when you take your shower.

Mobility shop items when you need them

How do you know what types of items you need? Ask your doctor or neurologist for starters. They can get you set up with an occupational therapist or OT, who can help you navigate all of your daily tasks from cooking, to dressing, to showering, to moving safely and easily around your environment. 

The links below are only the very tippy top of the iceberg when it comes down to the number of devices and aides available to help you. There are so many things out there and these are only from Amazon. They are by no means the only place where you can find things like this.

When you meet with an OT, they will of course do an evaluation. They will ask lots of questions, they will do a physical exam to determine your strengths and weaknesses. From there, they will make recommendations for mobility aides that can help make your life easier.

You may not need many of these things yet, however, you can always bookmark this page to come back to later. Go through the list to find those items that you think may be helpful to you now. Leave the rest for a time when you need them in the future. And hopefully you won't need them for a long time. 

Add the items that you think you might need to a wish list so that you can find them again. Cir started out with canes and eventually moved on to a walker, a rollator, and a manual wheelchair. Now he uses a powerchair to get around and conserve his energy because walking long distances is no longer a possibility. 


As his caregiver, I'm always looking for things that I think will help him take care of his daily care needs independently. He is also able to help with chores around the house, like vacuuming or changing out the garbage bags from his chair. We may do a little trial and error until we get the right item that works well for him and his limitations.

He loves doing for himself when he feels like it, and doesn't feel bad when he needs to ask for my help. I've learned to watch and listen to him so that I know when to step in and do something. He's also learned to ask for help before he gets frustrated or angry.

MS is an unpredictable disease

Because MS is so unpredictable and also different for each person who has it, some (or maybe even all) of the products below may not be something that you ever need to use. For others, you may only need a few things. And then there are those who will need every single one of them. 

If any of these items are helpful to you, leave a comment and let us know. If you are looking for something specific, ask that as well. We will help you find it and add a link here for future visitors. 

Cir sometimes (actually most times) doesn't know how he will feel from one day to the next. He's just learned to roll with the punches. Some items he may need to use one day and the next day, he can do what he needs to do without it. We just never know. We'll put the item away (or at least within easy reach) until he needs it again.

Learn what works for you

After living with MS for the past 40+ years, we've learned a lot - what works and what doesn't; when we need to ask his case manager for extra help; and when to just what or reschedule plans for another day. We take each day as it comes. 

Many of these items will be covered by your insurance if you have it - which you should - so check with your case manager before purchasing anything. Use the links to come up with a list of things you'd like to try. If they're covered, then that's good. If not, then you can do some research to find the best item for you. The links below are mere suggestions or examples of what's available.

(Note: The links on this page all go to our affiliate partner. These links help us to make a little extra money so that we can continue to provide all of the content here on our site for free. Thank you for visiting.)

A few good links

Stander Bed Caddie, Pull Up Assist Bed Ladder with Non-Slip Handles for Adults - Adjustable Length Bed Lift, Sit Up Helper Bed Assistance, Mobility Aid for Handicapped and Injured

Bed Rails for Elderly Adults - with Motion Light & Storage Pocket, Bedside Assist Bar for Seniors & Surgery Patients - Medical Bed Handles w/Extendable Height & Length Fit Any Bed

Toilet Safety Rail - Adjustable Grab Bar - Compact Support Frame with Handrail for Bathroom Toilet Seat

RMS 35 Inch Long Leg Lifter - Durable & Rigid Hand Strap & Foot Loop - Ideal Mobility Tool for Wheelchair, Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery

MAIDeSITe Electric Chair Lift, Get Up from Floor, Floor Lift, Can be Raised to 20” Help You Stand Up

Able Life Auto Cane, Portable Vehicle Support Handle for Easy Sit to Stand Assistance, Car Assist Grab Bar Handle, Red

RMS Deluxe Sock Aid - Socks Helper with Foam Handles (for Regular Socks)

RMS 34 Inch Extra Long Reacher Grabber - Foldable Gripper and Reaching Tool with Rotating Jaw

RMS Button Hook with Zipper Pull - Button Assist Device with Comfort & Wide Grip, Shirt & Coat Buttoning Aid Ideal for Limited Dexterity

Vive Stand Assist - Mobility Standing Aid Rail for Couch, Chair - Assistance Handle for Patients, Elderly, Seniors and Disabled

Vive 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter - Electric Powered Wheelchair Device Compact Heavy Duty Mobile for Travel, Adults, Elderly

Car Transfer Aid Easy Slide Sheet Positioning Patient Transfer Device Slip Slider Sheets for Vehicles Wheelchairs

RMS 35.5 Inch Extra Long Dressing Stick Aid for Shoes, Socks, Shirts and Pants - Sock Removal and Long Shoe Horn with Travel Bag

Folding Doorway Assist Handle - Flip Up Grab Bar for Elderly Support - Non-Slip Grip, Great Mobility Aid for Seniors, Disabled, and People with Balance Issues

Blue Silicone Universal Cuff, Assistive Hand Grip Holder for Special Needs, Cerebral Palsy, Handicap

Stander Couch Cane, Standing Assistance Aid for Adults, Seniors, and Elderly, Chair Lift Assist, Standup Support

ROHO Contour Select Cushion, 18" X 16", Wheelchair Cushion for Posture Control and Lower Back Support, Seat Cushion for Lower Body and Trunk Support

Foldable Handrail Grab Bars, Wall Mounted Toilet Safety Support for Handicap Elderly Seniors Disabled

Walking Aid Medical 4-Wheel Walker with Seat Backrest, Heavy Duty Walker for Elderly, Disabled

Bed Rails For Elderly with Adjustable Height Bed Step Stool & LED Light for Fall Prevention

Medical Step Stool with Handle for Elderly SUV Car Step Stool Standing Assist Aids Portable Handicap Steps with Handrails

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Cir & Akrista

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