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John Ciancanelli

Hi I'm John. I am a researcher and writer for WalkerForSeniors.com. Before coming to “Walker For Seniors” I had worked on computer systems most of my career for several large corporations in the Chicago area. Working my way through college, I first became interested in senior matters while boarding with an elderly couple. In exchange for my help around their home they let me stay there free rent. Since I paid my own way through school it was great not to worry about that added expense. I saw their struggles and courage which gave me a perspective and respect for seniors that is with me today. When I am away from “Walker For Seniors” I am probably doing something fun with the family or doing small remodeling projects around the home. In order to provide more in depth content to our readers, I have studied and earned the certified Senior Home Safety Specialist designation through Age Safe America. The Age Safe America organization is an AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) approved provider. Please drop me a note at: john@walkerforseniors.com. I wish you the best! Please visit again soon! John Ciancanelli

What is a Granny Pod?

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This is a senior housing trend that is gaining in popularity! Of all the decisions that have to be made in the retirement years, housing solutions are one of the most critical. This is true because it effects your safety, physical and mental wellbeing and finances at such a deep level. There are many good …

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Senior Home Safety Specialist Certification

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The Senior Home Safety Specialist certification from Age Safe America is designed to help better equip professionals who work with older adults and their families. Here is a list of the main topics that the training and certification cover to help seniors more safely age in place: ·       Fire Safety Evaluations and Safety Recommendations ·       Mobility and Accessibility …

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Aging In Place Services

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With all of the housing options open to seniors today, “aging in place” is one that is growing in popularity. Instead of community housing arrangements many seniors are choosing to stay in their own homes as they journey into their golden years. To do this safely takes careful planning. It is a good idea that …

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Aging in Place Technology

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Maybe there was a break-in at their home or a sudden fall that required a short hospital stay, but now the question must be faced: Is it safe for mom and dad to remain in their home? There are housing options: independent living active adult communities assisted living nursing homes What about “aging in place”? …

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Nova Phoenix Upright Walker

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NOVA Stand Up Walker Our Rating: Price: (Click here to check price.)Pros: The reasonable price (much lower than similarly designed upright walkers)Cons: Slightly narrow seat. External braking cables.Best For: Solid upright walker.Related: Best Upright Walkers of 2021 In a hurry or don’t feel like reading? We have found the Nova Stand Up Walker to be …

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UPWalker Review

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The UPWalker Is The Original Upright Walker, But Is It Still The Best? Our Rating: Price: (Click here to check price on Amazon.)Pros: Very well built. Sturdy. Sit-to-stand handles. Multiple sizes available.Cons: The price. Fairly large and heavy.Best For: You need maximum support and stability.Related: Best Upright Walkers of 2021 In a hurry or don’t …

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Types of Canes

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Introduction Canes come in many different shapes and sizes depending on their particular function. We list out several different types of canes and explain some of their uses below. Do you see any in the list that you have never seen before? History of Canes Historically, in the early 17th century some European gentlemen started …

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How Do Rollator Brakes Work?

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So you want to know how the brakes on a rollator work? I had the same question when we first started shopping for walkers, and it’s actually pretty simple. In this article I’ll show you exactly how your rollator brakes work, how to apply them effectively, and how to adjust them to get the ideal …

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Walker Wheels Inside Or Outside?

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So you’ve just got your brand new walker home and as you start to put it together you’re wondering if the wheels should go on the inside or the outside? On most front-wheel walkers you can install the wheels either on the inside or the outside. Manufacturers will usually suggest installing on the outside because …

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

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With summer in full swing it brings back memories of swimming in the river, running barefoot, and eating soft serve ice cream… but for seniors, and especially those over 65, the summer warmth brings with it the real danger of heat-related illnesses. According to the CDC, around 618 people die each year in the United …

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