New Product On Mobility Market Puts User Needs Center Stage
Finally the needs of the user have become the focal point of design ideas for a new-era walking cane.
A major problem in senior living is how certain healthcare providers and physicians are more interested in suppressing symptoms with medication, rather than actually finding solutions for better senior living. This was precisely what Dr. Stephen Judd a HammondCare Chief Executive, told aged care providers. He advised them to "ditch their drug habit", referring to an over-reliance on anti-psychotic medication, and take responsibility for people who suffer from dementia. "As a society, we understand that if someone has an infection and is prescribed antibiotics, it's prescribed for a limited time and then it's withdrawn. We need to consider antipsychotics along the same lines."
Similar problems are observed all over the world from nursing homes to assisted living facilities to the elderly living alone. As Judd observed, effective treatment should be grounded "in a deep understanding of the individual." Client-centered treatment would also aspire to help aged individuals, even those with compromised mental faculties, live as full and independent a life as they possibly can.
Independence means different things for different people. Seniors who suffer from dementia and or Alzheimer's usually cannot live alone. However, they can be encouraged to be independent in other areas, such as the ability to walk freely and around a facility. It is also a misconception that all dementia patients live in guarded facilities; many, if not most, live alone. This is where mobility aids and aged care devices come in handy.
The Handy Cane, as an example, is a mobility aid that allows free walking, but protects seniors against falling, slipping and skidding – problems commonly reported with traditional style canes. The difference with the Handy Cane from Gravity Mobility Aids, is that it is built with the user's needs in mind. From its ergonomic palm-moulding handle to its unique self-standing feature. The Handy Cane addresses wrist strain by supporting a natural grip, a benefit for arthritis sufferers. It also eliminates the need to pick up a walking cane that has been leaned against a wall and slipped and fallen to the floor as it is free-standing and does not need to be leaned against anything to remain upright.
Mobility aids are just one example of a proactive solution to help seniors live better quality lives and not treat them as terminally ill patients. Seniors and elderly desire their independence and deserve dignity, regardless of whether they live alone, in a senior community, or in a nursing home.
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 products come with lifetime guarantees.
Gravity Mobility Aids
Tel: (503) 736 5916
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