What do you have to take into account when buying stick for elders?

Autonomy is a basic need of every human being. Especially when we become older people, we want to fend for ourselves, although we do not realize that a cane for the elderly can solve our lives.

In fact, certain pathologies in the arrival to the third age betray, although it is always necessary to continue active; walking daily is health and life expectancy.

The walker, most of the time, is used by older people as a technical aid when there is difficulty in walking, either due to weakness of the lower extremities, osteoarthritis, etc.

With it, the person gains stability and control, allowing the weight of the body not to fall on the affected area.

Today, there are countless folding walking stick models and brands are available for the elderly. We know it is a difficult task to find the one that best meets your need. At Country Care Group (www.countrycaregroup.com.au), we have a wide range of Aida care products are available. Get in touch with us and we will guide you on which products are ideal for you.

If you are not sure, which stick is the best for you, we have decided to bring you this post with all the tips to take into account to make a good purchase.

What do you have to take into account when buying one?

Before choosing a model by design, it is more important to ensure that it meets the necessary characteristics to ensure safety and comfort.

The first question you should ask yourself is: What am I looking for in my cane?

– Comfort: If you are looking for a practical and comfortable folding walking stick, the best is the folding canes since you can transport and store them easily.
– Elegance: Walking sticks for seniors made of beech wood add that fine and elegant touch.
– Maximum stability: Look for one with a wide base or four legs.
– Possibility of resting: If the walk becomes more and more endless and you need a stop from time to time to take a breath, the poles with a portable seat are ideal for you.

On the other hand, when buying canes for older people it is essential to take into account the following aspects:

– The height of an elder’s cane should be the distance from the wrist to the ground (with the arm extended).
– The maximum weight it will have to bear.
– The usual terrain on which you are going to walk. If it is going to be used only to roam around the house, it is recommended to use poles with a non-slip base for the street.

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