The biggest misconception in exercise is that harder is better. While that may be true for the young, buff, and super fit, it is counterintuitive for an older adults.
Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of using a walker to give you foresight on what to expect and anticipate. Discover the advantages and the most common obstacles most users initially face.
Most users acquire their walkers in various ways, yet oftentimes they are not informed on what their purpose is, how to use them, or how to set them up appropriately to their height. Learn how to choose which is suitable for your loved one's unique needs.
Question: I know walking is great for everyone, including seniors, but when does it pose more risk than it’s worth? I worry my dad will fall or overexert himself and don’t know if I should find other ways to get him physical activity.
Everyone experiences aches and pains occasionally, but for people aged 65 and older, it’s a common and often chronic problem. Learn the causes of pain and at-home tips for relief.
Question: Dad’s afraid to get out and hit the streets now that he’s got a walker. I’m not sure if he feels embarrassed (he’s a very proud man) or afraid. How can I help assuage his hesitation and get him moving again?
The reality of depression is that it is an invisible disorder. Learn real examples of how walking can combat gloom.
Question: My dad was recently hospitalized, but now we need to get him back on his feet and mobile. I’ve heard about kinesiology— what does it entail?
Explore barriers and overlooked hazards that most mobility aid users encounter within various environments and how to help your loved one remain safe.
While it’s important you take steps to encourage recovery, you can’t rush the process.
We have all experienced a time in our lives when we did not get a say in an important decision. Discover what patient participation is and why it is important to address with your care recipient.
The bathroom is one of the most common places for falls among older adults. Learn six preventative tips that can reduce the risk of falls in the bathroom for you and your family.
After a stroke, you may need to relearn skills, such as how to get dressed, brush your teeth, and bathe. If you or a loved one recently had a stroke, you might wonder what stroke recovery entails.
Learn the evidence-based protocol for adjusting a walker to the appropriate size to use a mobility aid without compromise.
Learn how caregivers have an unknown superpower to implement positive change.
Understand how a mobility aid can be an ally, not an enemy.