If you have been recently diagnosed with arthritis or have been diagnosed for a long time, you are not alone. According to The Arthritis Foundation, approximately fifty million people are diagnosed with arthritis. Arthritis is also the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
Design concepts for aging in place and Universal Design are expanding to encompass not just more fashionable products, but also enhanced technology to help with everything from hearing, vision and mobility loss to Alzheimer’s Disease.
iVETS stands for ‘Interactive Video Exercise Tele-Rehabilitation.’ Participants are issued a free tablet computer that instructs veterans how to properly perform the exercise program specifically tailored to their needs. Following along is as easy as watching a YouTube video.
If you’re thinking ahead to retirement, chances are you’ll check your 401(k)s and IRAs to see if they’ll generate a sustainable income stream. You may also spend some time figuring out the most advantageous Social Security claiming strategy. But there is another, smart but less obvious way to prepare: getting your home ready for old age.
Bob Esworthy, owner of Safe Tub, said it was a personal connection that led him to create a new kind of walk-in tub for the elderly and those with mobility issues.
Experiencing difficulty with every day activities, weakness or pain? Physical therapy may be an option to help you regain function and get you back to doing the activities you love. Learn more about physical therapy and how it can help by discovering the facts behind these common myths.