Coronavirus—How to keep your wheelchair or walker clean

Coronavirus—How to keep your wheelchair or walker clean

September 08, 2020 1 min read

What you should think about if you use a walker, rollator, wheelchair or crutches during the coronavirus pandemic. Keep your walker or wheelchair clean, especially when leaving your home and returning.  Attending to this may decrease the chance that Coronavirus is carried into your home.
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Tips for Making Aging in Place More Fun

Tips for Making Aging in Place More Fun

September 28, 2017 1 min read

Today, more and more seniors are choosing to “age in place” in the comfort of their own home. Here are five ideas for making aging in place more fun.
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More Customer Questions Answered

October 06, 2016 1 min read

On the Just Walkers Blog, we like to write posts answering customer questions. But sometimes we’ll get questions which have short simple answers that don’t require a whole post to explain. Here are some of those questions along with their short answers, for the benefit of anyone else who might be wondering the same thing.
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The Best Rollator for When Your Loved One Gets Tired

September 08, 2016 1 min read

“We frequently go out with my grandmother, and she uses a rolling walker. When she gets tired, she sits down and holds up the whole family. Is there some sort of rolling walker that is safe to push our grandma in?”
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3 Wheel Rollators vs. 4 Wheel Rollators: What’s the Difference?

August 11, 2016 1 min read

What is the difference between the 4-wheel rolling walkers and the 3-wheel rolling walkers?

All rolling walkers, or rollators, give their users extra stability without slowing them down like a traditional walker would. When choosing a rollator for yourself or a loved one, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is whether you want a 3 wheel rollator or a 4 wheel rollator.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Parents

December 03, 2015 1 min read

Yep, it’s that time of year once again-- the holiday shopping season. If you’re not sure what to get your senior parents, allow us to make a few suggestions.
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Finding a Roommate May Help You Age In Place

October 08, 2015 1 min read

When you think of roommates, you probably envision college students or early twenty somethings living together. But more and more, senior citizens are moving in together as a way to successfully age in place.
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Rollators Help COPD Patients Walk Longer, Study Says

August 13, 2015 1 min read

A new study from the Netherlands says that COPD patients can walk longer, farther, and more comfortably when using a rollator.

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease which restricts airflow and makes breathing difficult. According to the CDC, it affects 4 to 9% of US adults.

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Life Hacks for Aging in Place

July 23, 2015 2 min read

Aging in place is becoming more and more popular amongst seniors across the country. But aging in place successfully requires effort and knowledge. Here are several life hacks you can use to age in place and get more out of your golden years.
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5 Must-Have Qualities for Your Walker

July 09, 2015 2 min read

Those who are buying a walker for the 1st time are often forced to choose between style, features, or durability. This can make purchasing a walker stressful and frustrating. If you or a loved one is at the time of life when a walker has become a necessity, be sure that the walker you choose meets these 5 criteria.
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Beach Safety Tips for Seniors

July 02, 2015 1 min read

Summer is here, making this the perfect time for ice cream, cook outs, and-- if you’re lucky enough to live near a coast - beach trips! Here are a few tips so you can stay safe and have fun in the sun.
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City Tries to Help Its Senior Population Age in Place

June 04, 2015 1 min read

Wilmington, North Carolina. 15% of the county’s population is 65 or older, and that number is only going to grow as baby boomers continue to age. That’s why the city’s senior city planner Christine Hughes has developed a plan to turn the city into the perfect destination for aging in place. The plan consists of four main parts.
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More Seniors Are Now Taking Up Running

May 14, 2015 1 min read

George Sperzel wasn’t a big exerciser in his younger years. But when he as approaching 60, he decided to take up competitive running. Now he’s 63 and estimates that he’s run more than a hundred races during the last few years. “I have found that focused training will deliver the same benefits for aging athletes as for anyone of any age,” said George.
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How to Successfully Age in Place

May 07, 2015 1 min read

More and more seniors are choosing to “age in place,” continuing to live independently in their own home instead of going into assisted living. This can be very rewarding, but comes with its own set of challenges. Here are tips for how to successfully age in place
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The Best Pets for Aging in Place

April 30, 2015 1 min read

Caregiver and occupational therapist Lynda Shrager has worked in geriatric rehabilitation for more than thirty-five years. According to her, one of the best things seniors can do to be more successful at aging in place is own a pet.

“My experience reveals that patients who have pets are typically happier and more engaged in many of life’s activities,” said Shrager.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Aging Brain

April 23, 2015 2 min read

We all want to remain mentally sharp as we get older. Fortunately, a lot of the factors regarding cognitive decline are well within our control, as a new study by the Institute of Medicine points out. It recommends five ways to decrease cognitive decline and stay sharp as you age.
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Drive Medical Releases Three New Rollators

April 09, 2015 1 min read

It was a little over two years ago that Drive Medical came out with their popular Drive Nitro 4 Wheel Rollator. Now they’ve released three new versions-- the Tall Height Drive Nitro, the Short Height Drive Nitro, and the Heavy Duty Drive Nitro.
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Drive Medical Releases New iWalker Euro Style Rollator

March 13, 2015 1 min read

Drive Medical have just come out with their latest rollator-- the iWalker Euro Style Rollator.

Its cross-brace design adds stability and makes it easy to fold. Simply lift up on the handle located in the middle of the seat to fold the rollator, then use the plastic clip to hold it in place. This innovative feature makes the iWalker easy to store and travel with.

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Wheelchair Foundation Distributes Wheelchairs Around the World

February 19, 2015 2 min read

Most of us take our mobility for granted. Many of us can walk without the use of a mobility device. And many of those who can’t have easy access to affordable wheelchairs, crutches, rollators, and other mobility devices.

But not everyone is so lucky. That’s why the Wheelchair Foundation has given away over 980,000 wheelchairs in more than 150 countries.

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Common Myths about People with Disabilities

February 12, 2015 2 min read

Myth:Wheelchair users are paralyzed and confined to their wheelchair.

Reality:Many wheelchair users can walk. Their strength may be limited, so a wheelchair allows them to travel farther and be more independent. But even in cases where the wheelchair user is paralyzed, “confined” isn’t the right way to think of it. People don’t consider the able-bodied “confined” to their car or bicycle. In the same way, wheelchairs are just another form of transportation.

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90 Year Old Inventor Creates New Gadgets for the Elderly

January 29, 2015 2 min read

Although most tech companies these days focus on youth, the aging Baby Boomers population is a large and growing market. That’s why IDEO, the company who invented the first computer mouse, has hired Barbara Beskind, a 90 year old inventor, to help create new gadgets for the elderly.
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How to Use the iWalk 2.0 Hands Free Crutch

January 08, 2015 1 min read

Recently, iWalkFree came out with the newest version of their hands free crutch-- the iWalk 2.0.

It offers several advantages over traditional arm crutches. Most importantly, it frees your hands and arms so you can continue doing all your daily activities. Secondly, it’s more comfortable than a traditional crutch which gets painful after extended use.

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Surviving the Winter in a Wheelchair

January 01, 2015 1 min read

If you live with a wheelchair, then the winter can bring extra challenges. Here are some tips from actual wheelchair users on how best to stay warm and get around this winter.
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Secrets to Longevity: Loma Linda

December 25, 2014 1 min read

You might not guess that one of the highest life expectancy places on the globe is a small, smoggy city in Southern California. But the residents of Loma Linda, CA frequently reach age 100 and beyond. Their longevity is largely due to their religion; Loma Linda is home to many Seventh-day Adventists whose religious beliefs enforce a healthy lifestyle.
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Secrets to Longevity: Okinawa

December 18, 2014 2 min read

According to a 2012 list by the World Health Organization, Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world. Men live to an average age of 85 and women to 87. For comparison, American men live to an average age of 77 and women to 82.
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Study Shows Mediterranean Diet Slows Aging

December 11, 2014 1 min read

In the past, studies have shown the Mediterranean Diet can have huge health benefits, such as decreasing the risk of chronic disease and cancer. But now, a new study from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital has shown that the diet may even slow down aging and lengthen your life.
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Secrets to Longevity: Sardinia

December 04, 2014 2 min read

The residents of Sardinia, Italy have some of the longest lifespans in the world. Not only do they live longer, they also suffer fewer diseases and enjoy more years of healthy life than almost any other group. Why?
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October Is Residents’ Rights Month

October 09, 2014 2 min read

This October, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging is observing Residents’ Rights Month. They will be educating seniors who live in long term care facilities about elder abuse/neglect and how to prevent it, so seniors can advocate for their rights.
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7 Tips for Using a Manual Wheelchair

August 22, 2014 2 min read

Learning to use a wheelchair takes time. Though the basic mechanics are simple, if you’re new to wheelchair use you’ll probably run into some issues you’d never thought of before.
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How Pets Can Help You Age in Place

July 04, 2014 2 min read

Aging in Place, a preferred option for many seniors, means continuing to live in your own home safely and independently as you get older. This sometimes requires assistive technology like walkers and rollators, or support from programs and services for elderly people. According to experts like Rebecca Johnson, it may also help if you have a pet.
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