As we age, it can become increasingly difficult to perform everyday tasks such as reading small print, getting dressed, or getting into a slippery bathtub. Assistive devices can help seniors maintain their independence and improve their quality of life by providing support and protection from injuries. The most common assistive devices for the elderly include activator canes, button hooks, bed handles, comfortable long-range washcloths, medical alert devices, voice-controlled alarm clocks, and television headphones. These devices help seniors perform everyday tasks with less pain and discomfort.
Walkers are one of the most popular assistive devices for seniors. While some come with four wheels, two-wheeled walkers are also available. These walkers provide balance and support for those with lower body weakness or balance problems. It is important that agencies and caregivers understand the various options available to help maintain the mobility of older people.
This way they can be prepared to recommend them if necessary and have the necessary training to provide the best quality of care available.