One of the worst fear caregivers have is that of seniors falling. Falls can lead to serious injuries and sometimes be fatal. Keeping seniors independent can be challenging, especially if they resist making changes. Many seniors are not willing to consider mobility devices that keeps them safe.
It’s important that you discuss mobility issues with your loved ones. Be calm, non-judgmental and don’t force the issue, instead help them understand consequences of a fall. We are all aware that as seniors get older, they will need help moving around. Here are 3 mobility devices that will help them be safe.
- Canes / Walkers – Canes and walkers are some of the most commonly used mobility devices. These devices not only help in maintaining a healthy posture but also helps seniors with general weakness or balance issues.
- Wheelchairs – Wheelchairs are of different types primarily attendant & self-propelled. A self-propelled is equipped with large wheels with an outer push ring that allows users to propel & navigate the wheel chair using their arms. An attendant wheel chair comes with a smaller set of wheels with handles for an attendant to push the wheelchair around.
- Rollators – Rollators are walkers with a seat for elders who require balance support as well as a place to sit down when they are tired. Rollators are especially useful when going for walks in safe places like malls and gated communities.
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