Elderly Mobility

  • Caregiver Tips: Hobbies for Seniors With Limited Mobility

    Age-related changes in mobility can significantly impact an elder’s quality of life. Experienced caregivers offer their best tips and ideas for activities for seniors with limited mobility.

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  • Expert Advice: How to Choose a Mobility Aid for a Senior

    The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

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  • Encouraging a Senior with Limited Mobility to Get Outside

    Fresh air and a change in a senior’s surroundings can do more than help diminish boredom and complacency. People who spend a few minutes outside daily are less likely to have health problems and more likely to remain active.

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  • Why Are Falls So Dangerous for the Elderly?

    One in four Americans aged 65 and older falls each year. Sadly, even one tumble can have serious physical, psychological and functional consequences for older adults.

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  • Grab Bar Safety Tips

    Five tips for grab bar placement to improve the safety of your elderly parent's home.

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  • What to Look for (and Avoid) in an Emergency Alert Response System

    An "emergency button" for seniors can be a life-saving addition to a loved one’s care plan. When shopping for an alert system, you'll want to compare important factors like pricing, contract terms, features, and ease of use.

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  • 7 Causes of Falls in the Elderly

    Not only are seniors more prone to falling, but they are also more likely to incur serious fall-related injuries. Learn about the seven most common causes of falls in the elderly.

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  • What Every Caregiver Should Know About Bed Sores

    Pressure ulcers (bed sores) are often considered a sign of poor care or neglect, but these painful wounds can happen to any senior. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.

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  • 7 Signs It’s Time for Memory Care

    Knowing at what point dementia patients need 24-hour care is critical. Spot the signs it's time for memory care to improve a patient's quality of life.

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  • The Importance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

    Activities of daily living are used to measure a senior’s functional status. An ADL assessment will help determine the level of care an aging loved one requires and what support programs and benefits they may be eligible for.

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  • Nothing is Simple for the Disabled

    For Charlie and me, basic things like getting a haircut are now far from effortless. I can tell that our outings aren’t going to get any easier, and I’m worried about what the future holds.

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  • 8 Facts to Know About Lewy Body Dementia

    Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a type of dementia that is often overshadowed by the most prevalent kind, Alzheimer's disease. To clear up the confusion, here are eight facts everyone should know about LBD.

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  • 5 Physical Therapy Treatments Seniors Might Want to Avoid

    A physical therapist’s goal is to help their patients recover from injuries or surgery and improve their functional mobility. But for older adults, some treatments can be ineffective and even hinder the rehabilitation process.

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  • How to Safely Pick a Loved One (or Yourself) Up After a Fall

    Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one back on their feet without hurting them (or yourself) in the process.

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  • The Right Rehab Program Dramatically Increases Mobility after Joint Replacement

    Seniors who undergo an intensive rehabilitation following knee or hip replacement surgery may experience a three-fold increase in their mobility.

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  • Simple At-Home Exercises to Help You Stay Strong and Mobile

    Strength training doesn’t have to require expensive equipment or even a gym membership. Two fitness coaches share 8 easy exercises that can be done at home using only a chair, resistance band, and a wall.

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  • 6 Pieces of Wisdom Nurses Often Share with New Family Caregivers

    More than any other medical professionals, nurses spend the most time providing hands-on care for patients and interacting with family caregivers. Here’s a list of six elder care insights that nurses share with family members who are new to caregiving.

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  • Providing Healthful Post-Hospital Care for Seniors

    Providing healthful post-hospital care for seniors can prevent unnecessary re-hospitalization. Discover 5 tips for effective care following a hospital discharge.

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  • 4 Balance Exercises for Seniors That Help Prevent Falls

    Try these simple exercises for seniors to help prevent falls through improved balance, strength, and coordination.

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  • Travel Tips to Help Seniors Get Through Airport Security Screening

    When traveling with a mobility aid, artificial joint, pacemaker, oxygen concentrator or liquid medications, use these insights from a TSA spokesperson to get through security checkpoints quickly and easily.

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