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Why does mom insist on a wheelchair when it's not necessary?

Mom can walk perfectly fine but insists on using a wheelchair instead, why would she do this?
Status: Open    Jan 03, 2015 - 01:01 AM

Caregiving, Senior Health & Nutrition

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Feb 01, 2015 - 12:35 AM

Most likely she is afraid of falling. Make sure she exercises and brag on how well she is doing. Most home health care have people that will come and exercise with her 2-3 times a week. You can also get her a walker to use in the house to see if she feels safer with that.

Get her vision checked asap if you haven't already done that, she may not be able to see very well. Get her hearing checked too.
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