How to Help People using Walkers Stand Straighter?

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from: Longevity Explorers | Eskaton Village Carmichael

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One explorer wonders how we can prevent older adults who use walkers or rollators from developing bad posture as they hunch over their walker? Since it poses a safety hazard it would be good to address this somehow. Is there a gadget?

The group agrees that as people age, it is important to maintain good posture when walking to improve balance and avoid a fall. They discuss a posture alarm that is available, and discuss how it might work for older adults, with or without a walker or other mobility device. 

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are from the Eskaton Village, Carmichael circle discussion September 8th, 2016.

 

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posture, posture alert