Mobility Aids Company Advises Seniors, Donít Walk Alone - Reclaim Independence
Itís time for seniors to reclaim their independent nature and start walking again
Independence, optimistic attitudes, good health, and social participation were cited as some of the most important qualities in determining the quality of life and general happiness of seniors, at least according to a 1999 survey of 1000 seniors conducted by Professor Ann Bowling. Some interesting facts were presented, including "drivers" for happiness, which are highly individual. Social comparison, personal expectations, safety and mobility, for instance, each affected a senior's internal happiness in different ways.
Mobility and independence are something the majority of people want in life; they spend their childhood learning how to function, and by the time old age creeps in, they desire to keep a comparable level of self-sufficiency. No one enjoys being dependent on another person, particularly if the caregiver is a grown child with a full-time job. The very idea of being a "burden", even if the caregivers give no such label, can be very stressful. No wonder then nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior communities all place a priority on letting residents/patients feel in control and promoting a spirit of independence.
Nevertheless, families who take care of seniors full-time may neglect this need, focusing instead on reducing stress within the family. Encouraging a senior to be mobile, to get out and enjoy life, and to walk freely is healthy and beneficial. Gravity Mobility Aids supports this mission, and offers The Handy Cane as an item that can help the senior population feel more in control and free to roam whatever premises they call home.
The Handy Can can alleviate fears the elderly might have of walking further distances, while also protecting them from falls. The design of the mobility cane is to prevent slipping and skidding because of a large two-stage base, enforced with elastic, which assists in giving the user a firm grip on the ground.
The mobility aid is also height adjustable and lightweight, making it far easier to use than most alternatives on the market. The walking cane has the ability to stand on its own, eliminating the old world walking stick that had to be leaned against a wall or lain on the floor when not in use. This new ergonomic design helps a user to maintain balance while also absorbing shocks.
The Handy Cane can help seniors living alone to prevent falls, or further protect seniors who live in nursing facilities who frequently walk around the premises, desiring to remain carefree. It is a mobility aid that will not only protect the senior population, but also cultivate independence, which we now know, is directly linked to quality of life and long-term happiness.
About Gravity Mobility Aids
The creation of Vanessa Parker, who comes from 20 years of experience working hands on with the elderly and disabled. She first discovered the advanced technology in Taiwan and thought it was precisely what the American senior population needed to rekindle their independent nature.
Gravity Mobility Aids
Tel: (503) 736 5916
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