Tag: Wheelchairs

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Elderly Activities: Managing the Day-to-Day Issues

Many of the day-to-day tasks people take for granted in their younger years become more onerous for the elderly. Activities like the four below—meals, transportation, hygiene, and mobility—can become challenging.
It’s important to ask for help when these tasks become difficult and to take advantage of resources in the community

A Power Wheelchair Makes Getting Around Easier

If your mobility is severely restricted but you’ve been putting off getting a power wheelchair because you fear it may underline your lack of independence, think again—it could give you the freedom to get out and experience life again. “A power wheelchair can enable you to get around independently without

More Older Adults Using Mobility Devices

About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older use mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May 2015. Researchers interviewed 7,600 Medicare beneficiaries, and found that 16.4 percent of seniors used a cane, 11.6 percent used walkers,

Staying Mobile, With Some Help

The number of older adults in the U.S. is growing—and with it, a reliance on walking aids such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs. In fact, their use has increased by 50 percent during the past decade, according to a new study (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, May).
Using a mobility

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