By Charlie Kimball, Blogger MedicalCareAlert.com
If your loved one is having trouble with movement, then getting a cane or walker might be the best choice for his or her mobility and independence. Canes and walkers give senior citizens the extra steadiness that they need to stay upright.
How do you choose the best cane or walker for your loved one’s needs?
Care and deliberation must go into the decision. The cane or walker will be used for a long time, and the wrong one could have detrimental effects. The first place that you should look is with a physical therapist.
What canes and walkers offer
- Should support up to 25 percent of a person’s weight.
- Are used when your loved one is a little shaky, has arthritis, or has injuries.
- Can be made of wood or aluminum, and may have wide feet for stability.