Care recipient (cr) won’t use a walker or cane

Try: Enlist peer pressure it works at any age the more cr sees others especially those perceived as peers or younger using assistive devices the more normal they appear arrange chance encounters with a dapper active respected friend of roughly the same age that use a cane even watching movies set in locations when canes are commonplace lots of foreign movies set in europe for example can have a positive subliminal effect talk up the benefits canes and walkers are seen as symbols of disability remind cr that they actually promote movement which will increase the odds of better mobility over time they also reduce the odds of a fall — which can cause serious injury and further limit mobility look for non-institutional models many men prefer a sturdy stylish wooden cane to an aluminum model for example walkers also come in a variety of types; search online for walker or look at medical equipment companies try compromising maybe cr will use a walker in certain circumstances shopping but prefers to lean on a companion companion’s arm in others church supply the device wordlessly rather than nagging get your cane just provide it consider having a third party such as a physical therapist or doctor lay out the costs of ignoring a cane or walker

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance

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References: Adapted from www caring com how to handle difficult behaviors by f paula spencer scott no date

Keywords: Walker cane

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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