As your loved one ages, they may begin to feel weak or helpless as they start to need help with everyday tasks they used to complete independently. One of the most drastic changes your loved one may experience is a loss of mobility in their arms, hands, and fingers. Life changes like mobility loss often cause fear, stress, confusion, anger, and even depression in older adults as they struggle to adjust to their new “normal.”
loss of mobility
We rely on manual strength and the ability for many everyday activities. While your loved one will experience new challenges associated with the mobility in their upper limbs, there are many changes you can help them make to overcome these obstacles, improve their quality of life, and maximize their independence.
around the kitchen
Cooking can be difficult for older adults with limited mobility and dexterity. Make sure your loved can access their kitchen by considering the following:
FIT AND FASHIONABLE
Everyday tasks, such as dressing and bathing, can become difficult or downright painful when your loved one loses strength and ability. Some simple modifications and tools can help your loved one regain their independence and maintain their dignity.
Replace buttons and zippers with velcro and elastic, so your loved one doesn’t have to fiddle around with complicated clothing
In everyday life
Many aspects of your loved one’s life are changing as they age. Help them regain a sense of normalcy by ensuring they can go about their everyday life with as few changes as possible.
ADAPTING TO DEXTERITY LOSS
Don’t forget to care for your loved one’s emotional and mental needs as you are addressing their physical needs. Coping with mobility loss can be difficult.
unique Mobility Needs
Loss of upper body function can cause substantial life changes for many older adults and their caregivers. At Beverly’s Daughter, our team is waiting to help you and your loved one transition smoothly into this new era of your lives. Contact your loved one’s primary care physician today for a list of adaptive equipment and send it to our staff for a list of personalized recommendations tailored to your loved one’s individual needs – all within 48 hours.
Loved Ones WITH limited Mobility CAN REMAIN INDEPENDENT
Mobility loss can be a challenge, but we offer many products and solutions to assist you and your parent to keep them safe so they can maintain their independence at home as long as possible.
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