How to Determine the Proper Height for Your Cane or Walker

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Canes and walkers are extremely common mobility aids for the elderly, or those with otherwise limited mobility. However, these aids can’t provide all of the assistance you need if they’re not adjusted to properly accommodate your height. How do you know what the proper height is for your cane or walker? Here are a few tips to help you ensure your mobility aid is properly adjusted. If you need further assistance selecting a mobility aid, or adjusting yours to your height, please feel free to stop by one of our locations and speak to one of our team members.

4 Important Benefits of a Rollator Walker over a Standard Walker

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Mobility aids are essential to the quality of life for many individuals. Without such a device, many people would be unable to move freely about their own home, much less go anywhere outside of their home. For decades, the walker has been a go-to mobility aid for senior citizens. And while these devices are certainly useful, they’re quickly being replaced by a more advanced version known as the rollator walker. Here are 5 key benefits that the rollator walker provides over a standard walker, and why you should consider using one of these mobility aids.

8 Things to Make Your At-Home Surgery Recovery More Comfortable

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After you’ve had surgery, you might spend a bit of time in the hospital to begin your recovery; but, odds are, you’ll be finishing that recovery at home. Recovering from surgery is a long, slow process, and it’s not enjoyable by any standard. However, you can make it a bit more comfortable and easier on you by having the right items at home, waiting for you when you get back from the hospital. Here are 8 things you should have ready for you to make your at-home recovery more comfortable.

4 Outdoor Activities for Those with Limited Mobility

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The weather is getting a little warmer, and many people are beginning to spend more time outdoors doing some of their favorite activities. But if you have limited mobility, you might feel confined to your home, unable to get out and enjoy the springtime weather. That doesn’t have to be the case. Here are a few outdoor activities that those with restricted mobility can still enjoy.

5 Things You Should Know about Caring for a Surgical Wound

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Having surgery to treat a medical condition or an injury is far from the end of your treatment. Post-surgery, it is vital that you properly care for the surgical wound to ensure that you recover quickly, avoid complications, and prevent an infection. If you’ve never cared for a surgical wound before, here are a few things that you should know about how to do so properly.