Best Items to Help Your Elderly Parent With Balance Issues

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Everyone knows that as you age, balance becomes an issue. Some elderly only require a cane, while others need more support. Some even find creative ways to navigate through the house with strategically placed furniture and while that can help in a pinch, below are some safer ways to assist your elderly parent.

Here is a partial list of items that could help keep your elderly parent safe:

    • Emergency Response System (e., Life Alert)
    • Grab bars in the bathroom
    • Ramps for entryways with steps
    • Mobility equipment – Rollator, Walker, Cane, Scooter Chair
    • Lift chair for getting up from a seated or lying position

These items can help your elderly parent continue to live independently. However, it is also important to realize when to seek additional help. More importantly, deciding when to have a discussion with your parent about extra support to keep them safe and healthy, like an in-home nurse or moving to an assisted living facility. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a checklist that will help in making your elderly parent’s home safer.

Contact us today to see how we can help give you have these critical end of life conversations with your aging mom.

 

Note: This information is general in nature. It should not be construed as professional medical, financial, legal, or tax advice. You should work with your healthcare provider, financial, attorney, or tax professional to determine what will work best for you and your loved one’s situation.


cloudnine staff writer

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