There are times when any old wheelchair will do. Like for temporary use. But for most people who need a wheelchair, any adjustments that can be made to improve ease of use and mobility are welcome. Learn how to get a wheelchair that fits your….
Do you believe that your loved one might need a cane or walker, but you fear that he will resist that idea? How do you overcome reluctant cane-use? Reluctant cane-use can cause accidents and messes to clean up. Find out more in this article.
Choosing a wheelchair is a little more involved that just getting something that fits the user. It’s important that you consider all the places that you might use the chair. Especially in and around your home. One of the most common mistakes? Buying a wheelchair….
Physical Therapy can be a blessing or a curse, it depends on your point of view. I have needed therapy twice. To be honest I had my doubts at first. But in the end, I was grateful. Here is my experience.
The National Council on Aging started observing National Falls Prevention Week and National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This effort raises awareness about how falls can be prevented with some common-sense practices, especially for the senior population
When You Must Use Stairs with a Cane Recently, I traveled to a county government building with a lady who was forced to use stairs with a cane. It was an adventure. I was surprised to find that access to this building was difficult for….
Foot care and shoes fit together. Here are some tips in choosing shoes for seniors that help them with foot-health, mobility and comfort.
Often, a patient is introduced to a wheelchair at a stressful time. If they haven’t used a wheelchair before, this introduction may come as a shock to the patient. A caregiver may be puzzled by this attitude. What’s behind a negative attitude toward a wheelchair?
It’s not all that uncommon and can happen quickly. An elderly person has wandered off and caretakers are worried. This article is about what to do and where to get help when this happens.
Falling is a serious problem for the elderly. Caregivers may need to react quickly and really need to have some kind of plan for initial evaluation and avoiding further injury. This article will get you started.