No Money For Nursing Homes Leads Families To Simpler Solutions
Families may start looking toward mobility aids as part of a more financially workable option to nursing homes
One common oversight among the Great Nursing Home Debate, is the simple fact that not all seniors are afraid of nursing homes—some merely cannot afford the expense. HCP Live reported that an increasing number of seniors, nor their families, can cover the costs of a nursing home. According to a National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded report, the average cost of a private room in a nursing home is $229 a day, amounting to nearly $84,000 per year. Not exactly easy spending for a person whose income comes from retirement. The report further stated that nearly two thirds of the population cannot afford to live even one year in a facility.
There may be no economic solution in many of these cases, leaving families and seniors to develop a Plan B option. Perhaps living alone, with nurse or caregiver visits, or moving in with adult children. If this is the case, it is paramount to secure the environment and do everything possible to guard seniors against falling.
The Handy Cane from Gravity Mobility Aids offers stability, comfort and a lightweight design that is easy to carry and use. Some of the benefits of the Handy Cane include a firm circular base that allows it to stand on its own, allowing seniors to use their hands freely when needed. This eliminates the need to find somewhere to lean a walking cane. The Handy Cane has a height adjustable shaft, making it an easy fit for men and women of varying heights. The thick rubber base acts to absorb shock, protect against slipping and skidding, and helps to provide a secure landing.
While it's built for security the cane only weights 1.2 pounds and is easy to carry, unlike competing walkers and tripod canes. Mobility products are a cost-efficient and very effective alternative to nursing home care.
Often finances are a delicate topic for the elderly and their families. Online purchases can come with angst and worry of spending money on a "bad" product. Much like the thoughtful design of the Handy Cane, Gravity Mobility Aids have also put thought into the concerns of their buyers by offering a lifetime guarantee. With the issues the overwhelming issues that can arise when caring for an elderly parent, it can feel like life isn't fair. But take heart that with modern technology, the elderly and their families can still expect a stable future and a longer life.
About Gravity Mobility Aids
This American-based company sells innovative products to seniors, the physically disabled, and athletes recovering from injury. The company was founded by Vanessa Parker, an experienced entrepreneur and elderly advocate.
Gravity Mobility Aids
Tel: (503) 736 5916
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