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How to Recognize Signs of Mobility Loss

December 16, 2013

Can you help you parents with a decline in mobility?Maybe your dad is moving slower than he used to. When he walks, he seems to focus on every step. It’s almost as if he's afraid he might fall.

Or, perhaps your mother has become more socially isolated. She doesn't go out as much anymore and refuses to let you bring the grand kids over to visit with her.

There may be several underlying causes for these behaviors. Senior mobility loss could be one of them.

What Are the Signs of a Decline in Mobility?

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The loss of personal mobility functioning is a very sensitive issue. So much so, that many aging parents try to hide the impact that limited mobility has on their daily lives. parent-and-caregiver-hugging

As a caregiver, it's important for you to learn the symptoms of declining mobility so you can help your senior loved one remain safe, mobile and independent for as long as possible. 

Here are a few signs that your parent may be struggling with limited mobility, and might benefit from a mobility scooter or other assistive device.*

  • Physical Changes: your loved one walks differently, stumbles, has bruises, struggles to ‘get up’
  • Increased Immobility: your loved one avoids standing and walking, sits a lot, does not move around much
  • Social Isolation: your loved one stays home alone, resists going out, avoids family & friends

Choose Hoveround for Your Personal Mobility Solutions

Remember, Hoveround’s mobility products are designed to make personal mobility easier. From quality motorized wheelchairs and senior mobility scooters, to wheelchair lifts, ramps and assorted wheelchair accessories, Hoveround has the personal mobility product you need for safer, more independent living.

Simply go online, or call 800-308-9295 for assistance.

 

*Motorized scooters may not be suitable for everyone. Consultation with a physician, and/or a mobility specialist, will best determine the most appropriate solution for individual mobility needs.

This article is for general, informational purposes only.

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