ElderCarelink Blog

Beware Unrealistic Mobility Expectations for Elders

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
September 1st, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Mobility impairment in elderly individuals can be deceptive to non-caregivers. Some elders are mobile at home and short distances. Non-caregivers may only see the elder’s mobility.

When Mom’s sibling died, I called to let others know that Mom would not attend the funeral for medical reasons. A non-relative asked me, “Well, can’t she walk?”

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