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Canes and Walking Sticks: Which Kind to Choose?

Monday, June 5, 2017 3:42:52 PM America/New_York

In the United States, one in four elderly adults falls every year. Balancing with a weak leg, arthritis, or a limp may be difficult and can result in your good leg becoming tired due to overcompensation. If you’re having difficulties balancing and/or you’ve suffered from a number of falls, it may be time to consider a cane.Read More
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Choosing a Walking Cane: 3 Questions For Seniors to Ask

Friday, June 9, 2017 12:28:06 PM America/New_York

Approximately 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices like wooden canes to aid in their mobility. But if you aren't sure how to go about choosing a cane for walking, you're certainly not alone. There are several factors to keep in mind when choosing a cane, including size, design, and your personal mobility needs. We'll take a closer at these below.

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Great Gift Ideas For Your Aging Loved One

Friday, June 30, 2017 4:35:28 PM America/New_York

When choosing a gift for an elderly loved one, it can be tempting to buy them something fragile to place up on their mantle or a picture frame of another loved one such as a grandchild. However, the older we get the more help we need and therefore it may be in your loved one's best interest to offer them gifts that help with their mobility and memory.Read More
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As a person ages, they can often have trouble with mobility. Common mobility problems include difficulty getting up from a chair or sitting down, unsteadiness while walking, and experiencing falls. It's unsteadiness and dizziness upon standing that are some of the most common causes of falls among the elderly population.Read More
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Choosing A Cane? Know These Three Options

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 4:08:58 PM America/New_York

Many Americans suffer from mobility issues whether they're caused by time in the military, medical difficulties, or old age. Without assistance for these mobility issues, injury is a constant threat. In fact, two million elderly Americans suffer from life-threatening injuries caused by falls every year.Read More
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What You Need To Do When Your Aging Loved One Refuses Help

Thursday, August 17, 2017 1:33:52 PM America/New_York

While it may seem challenging to convince your aging loved one to receive help, it's also necessary for you as a caregiver to understand how challenging it is for your loved one to ask for help.Read More
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How To Improve Your Mobility And Get Back Out There

Thursday, August 31, 2017 1:21:32 PM America/New_York

As you age, staying active becomes incredibly important not only to maintaining your health, but also to maintaining your independence. Accepting the fact that you have mobility issues may be challenging. And the fact that one in four American adults experience a fall every year can be scary. But sitting in a chair watching the world go by isn't doing you any favors; it can cause blood clots, heart disease, and worst of all, it can be incredibly boring.Read More
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Over 65? Here's How You Can Improve Your Quality Of Life

Friday, September 15, 2017 1:50:31 PM America/New_York

Being at the age of retirement doesn't mean that you have to retire from having a quality lifestyle. Many older Americans believe that, because they've gotten older, they need to relax and keep away from the exciting things in life that could result in injury. However, improving your quality of life doesn't have to mean doing activities like skydiving.Read More
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How To Accurately Measure For And Use A Cane

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 5:39:52 PM America/New_York

Canes and walking sticks can be incredibly classy. Whether you're using a blackthorn walking stick or a horse head cane, you can be sure your mobility device is more than a device, but also a fashion statement.Read More
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The Fascinating History Behind Your Blackthorn Walking Stick

Monday, October 9, 2017 3:54:45 PM America/New_York

Every 11 seconds in the United States, a senior is treated for a fall in the emergency room. These common incidents can be easily avoided by the use of a walking stick or cane. Canes, especially decorative canes, aren't only for senior citizens either. Up to 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices such as walking sticks and wooden canes every day.Read More
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