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

Try: Discuss walker or cane options thoroughly with a doctor specializing in senior health or a physical therapist a gerontologist can prescribe an assistive device based on a physical therapist’s evaluation discuss the proper height width or style with a physical therapist before making a purchase adjust a prescribed walker or cane’s height to meet the care recipient’s cr needs assist the cr to stay uprigh by having the cr wear a gait belt while using the wheeled walker or while walking short distances without a device get training from physical therapist on how to assist with a gate belt safely before using one

Materials: Wheeled walker cane gait belt caregiver if needed physical therapist or gerontologist

Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Mobility, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Independence, No Supervision, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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

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