Having an Elderly or Senior loved one who is new to using a cane or walker can be difficult, both when you’re trying to convince them to use it at all times in the home and out in public. Without a cane or walker, your loved one may suffer a fall that could’ve been prevented. It’s important to understand what your loved one is feeling and why they may resist using their walking aid in order to keep you from getting frustrated easily. When in public, your loved one may not want to use their walker or cane because of embarrassment and a loss of dignity. When your loved one uses their walker in public, but not at home, this could be because they feel overly confident – especially when physical therapists tell them they are improving on some aspect of their mobility. This question on Aging Care titled “How Can I Convince my Mom to Use Her Walker? She Wont’t Listen To Me.” has a nice comment thread from other users in the community who may be experience what you are. Although dealing with a stubborn parent may be difficult, know that you aren’t alone! Be sure to read LynnPO’s comment on how to safeguard your loved one’s home by removing all trip hazards, using a shower chair, etc.
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