Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am the sole caregiver to both my elderly parents. This blog is a passion project for me – something I care deeply about because this is something that directly affects the ones I love. I hope my journey helps you get some valuable information and perhaps even some closure if you find yourself in a similar position as my parents.
The thing about walking canes is that you do not really think about them until you need it. Most of us take walking for granted – it comes so naturally and easily to us. It was only when my aging parents began to need more support when walking that I began to take an interest in this subject.
It was difficult to watch the people who helped me take my first steps find it difficult to take even one. Especially since they were determined not to let either of their mobility issues curb their enthusiasm for life. I knew that if I could only find them something to help them along, they’d be back to leading the fulfilling lives that they were before.
This is what motivated me to begin my research. Unfortunately, when you type walking aids into a search engine you are besieged by companies and retailers who are urging you to buy their product. The problem was that I could not tell the good ones from the bad ones. I was not even sure about the different types of walking canes available.
This meant that I had to change tactics – before I began shopping around for walking canes I had to understand just what I was buying. This prompted me to find out everything that I possibly could about walking canes. I read up on the many types of canes available, just who they were meant for, and what medical issues they could help.
I even headed to our family doctor to find out which canes were actually helpful and which ones were simply an advertising stunt. There are an unfortunate number of canes that are simply just quite dangerous for those who have difficulties moving around. During my investigation, I came across one too many that were either terrible quality or were downright dangerous.
In short, this website is a collection of everything that I have learned and I will continue to update it whenever I discover something new. I know that I am not the only one who has been reaching out for these information. Maybe you are looking for a walking cane for a family member or perhaps it is you who requires a walking aid. It is my aim to help any and all who are looking for a little help on this subject matter.