WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Health & Nutrition - - SENIOR CARE -

When us­ing a cane, hold it in the hand op­po­site the side that needs sup­port. When climb­ing stairs with a cane, lead with your ‘good’ leg, but when de­scend­ing, put your cane on the step first and then step down with your weaker leg. When us­ing a walker, move the walker for­ward about one foot­step ahead of you and set it down firmly be­fore you take a step. Al­ways take small steps. And lead into the walker with your weak­est leg. never use a walker on stairs or es­ca­la­tors, and if your walker has wheels, lock the brakes any­time you sit or stand. Keep area rugs out of your way to pre­vent your cane or walker catch­ing on the edge and tip­ping over.

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