Elderly Mobility Articles

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

    Personal emergency response systems can be a life-saving addition to a senior’s care plan. Knowing that help is only a push of a button away can give the entire family invaluable peace of mind.

  • 7 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

    Falls are dangerous, but they are not an inevitable part of growing older. Understand these seven reasons why seniors are more susceptible to falling.

  • What Every Caregiver Should Know About Bed Sores

    Although pressure ulcers, aka bedsores, are often considered to be a sign of poor care or neglect, these painful wounds can happen to any senior. Prevention and early detection are crucial for keeping an elder's skin healthy.

  • 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 on their feet again and avoid any further injury.

  • 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.

  • What to Expect After a Hip Replacement

    You've found a surgeon you trust, scheduled the procedure, and figured out which senior rehabilitation center your loved one will be staying in, but are you prepared for what comes after the surgery?

  • How do I know if mom needs rehabilitation after a hip injury?

    A broken hip, hip injury, or hip replacement in the elderly can be very painful and problematic. Both occupational therapy and physical therapy services will likely be necessary to reduce pain, maximize mobility, and improve quality of life.

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  • How to Prevent a Senior from Falling

    Falling is the leading cause of hospital admission and injury for seniors. Learn how falls can be prevented through simple home modifications, regular medical check-ups and lifestyle changes.

  • Questions and Answers About Hip Replacement Surgery and Recovery

    Frequently asked questions about hip replacement, also known as arthroplasty. Learn what caregivers can expect; Who should have hip replacement? How long is hospitalization? What about recovery time?

  • Hip Replacement: How to Prepare and What to Expect

    Hip replacement surgery can cause a lot of anxiety for both the person having the hip replaced and his or her caregiver. Learn what hip replacement surgery involves and what you can do to aid in recovery and rehabilitation.

  • A Complete Guide to Durable Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies

    Sometimes the need for aids is immediately apparent, for example, in the case of a broken hip. Other times the need appears gradually. Be alert to the potential need for an assistive device, as seniors commonly try to downplay changes in their abilities.

  • Activities Top Tips: Hobbies for Seniors with Limited Mobility

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips and suggestions for activities that seniors with limited mobility can enjoy.

  • 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.

  • 5 Physical Therapy Treatments You Might Want to Avoid

    A physical therapist’s ultimate goal is to help their patient be as active as possible, but for older adults, some treatments can be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous.

  • Protect Yourself from Injury While Caregiving

    Injuries performed while caregiving significantly impact both the caregiver's quality of life and their ability to look after their loved one.

  • 5 Tips For Saving Money On a Wheelchair Van

    Minivans with adaptations that enable wheelchair users to easily get in and out can be very beneficial for seniors and their caregivesr, and buying one doesn't have to break the bank.

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  • The Forward Lean

    An odd occurrence during an evening walk caused me to jump to a conclusion about the potential source of my cognitive impairment.

  • 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.

  • Why Are Falls So Dangerous for Seniors?

    While a trip or tumble may be a minor inconvenience for younger people, falls can cause significant, or even fatal, injuries for elderly individuals.

  • Automatic Fall Detection: A New Way to Call for Help

    When an senior falls, they might not able to push their emergency response button. Automatic fall detection helps assure that seniors are safe in these circumstances.

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