Sunday, January 11, 2015

Choosing the Best Walker–101-year-old, Aging in Place: Mobility Continues 4 years After Broken Hip Surgery

The right "tools" makes everything easier--for any situation actually. (Learned this in a "Home Repair" course; found it a truism.) It's not rocket science that an easy-to-use, dependable walker is the right "tool" to continue mobility and an active life.

But do we realize that the first walker purchased may not be the ultimate walker? Here's why--

1. We often select quickly (possibly the one used in rehab).
2. We often select the least expensive.
3. Subsequent factors, like balance and aging parent stability may lead to buying a sturdier walker.

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