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When Seniors Re-Learn To Walk: 5 Quick Guidelines for Family Caregivers

When Seniors Re-Learn To Walk 5 Quick Guidelines for Family Caregivers

Stroke is one of the many causes that make it hard for aging persons to walk properly or even walk at all. When neurological issues enter the picture, a lot of your loved one’s mobility skills can be badly affected. To help ease your loved one’s pain, we can offer comprehensive neurology in Greensboro, North Carolina so that they can re-learn these skills. Now, that’s what you call good news!

Do you have a loved one who’s recovering from their walking skills? Here are important reminders to keep in mind:

  1. Report to your physician any complaint of pain from your family member
    These pains can cause discomfort as they walk and when identified correctly, can be given the right resolution. Some mobility pains can be helped with the right exercise attended to by licensed therapists. What’s important is that you don’t try to solve this pain issue on your own to avoid further complications.
  2. Comply with treatment and walking programs as available
    In our neuro care in North Carolina, we design helpful programs to help restore your loved one’s overall functionality. There is always help available but no matter how comprehensive these programs are, when the patient is not cooperating, the treatment will not be effective.
  3. Select comfortable and well-fitted shoes for your loved one
    Their footwear is instrumental to help them reduce fatigue and pain in walking, as well as maintain balance when they’re on the floor. You can also ask for a good recommendation from your loved one’s physician.
  4. With assistance from your healthcare providers, re-learning to walk can be achieved
    Just remind your loved one not to be stressed in the process. With the effort exerted in the recovery period, the patients can be easily exhausted, which can cause some trips or slips. Ensure that your loved one is getting enough rest in between their helpful routines.
  5. Use walking aids when necessary
    Mobility aids such as canes or walkers are ideal for patients who are re-learning to walk on their own. These devices empower the person’s level of independence especially as they receive treatment in their mobility issues.

Neurology issues can have debilitating effects on a person. But with proper treatment and assistance from professionals who are experts in neurology practice, the difficulties can be resolved. Don’t let your loved one lose their sense of functionality when something can still be done to regain them. Talk to our practitioners at Kiings Neurological Care PLLC so we can arrange the programs that are fitting to your family member’s specific needs.

If you’re interested to know more about our services, or if you would like to refer someone to have access to our help, don’t hesitate to connect with us. Visit us online or in our new location at 3820 North Elms Street, Suite 104, Greensboro, NC 27455.

What have been your experiences of facing mobility challenges? Talk about them in the comments below. Your story may be able to inspire another person.

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