Walking and standing with balance problems may be made safer and easier with assisting devices and helpers

Try: Adjust a prescribed walker or cane’s height meet to the care recipient’s cr needs assist by using the gait belt while the cr uses the wheeled walker try a straight cane for a cr with mild balance problems get training from physical therapist on how to use a gate belt safely before using one discuss walker or cane options thoroughly with a doctor specializing in senior health or a physical therapist a doctor can prescribe an assistive device based on a physical therapist’s evaluation

Materials: Wheeled walker or straight cane gait belt caregiver if needed physical therapist doctor gerontology specialist

Categories: Falls & Balance, Safety, Male, Female, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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

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