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Suitable Shoes for Your Senior Loved One

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on

For seniors with restricted mobility, selecting comfortable and user-friendly footwear can pose a challenge. Particularly because most shoes require bending over to tie laces or pull the shoe on, putting on footwear can be difficult for a number of seniors. To help seniors avoid struggling with getting dressed, Palm Desert hourly care providers recommend the purchasing the following shoes.

Velcro Shoes

Tying shoelaces can be difficult for seniors with limited mobility, which is why Velcro sneakers are a popular alternative. While some seniors may be self-conscious about wearing Velcro shoes, newer brands of Velcro sneakers provide easy Velcro tabs with a stylish finish. That way, your loved one can be confident in his or her outfit, as well as his or her ability to get the shoes on and off without help from providers of at-home care in Palm Desert.

Clogs

Finding a type of shoe that helps seniors avoid bending over or reaching towards their feet can help the elderly get dressed faster and with less difficulty. Clogs in particular offer seniors a comfortable, cushioned sole, as well as ease while slipping them on and off. Because clogs don’t have a heel, your elderly loved one won’t have to worry about using a shoehorn or trying to pull a shoe on.

No-Tie Sneakers

If your elderly loved one would prefer slip on shoes with a heel, then no-tie sneakers may be a good fit. Using plastic or rubber ties to hold the tongue of the shoe in place, these no-tie shoes allow the foot to slide into the shoe without having to unlace the shoe or re-tie it after. This design provides an easy-on option, as well as a secure fit to ensure the shoe doesn’t slip off.

These shoes help seniors get ready for the day while maintaining a sense of independence, which plays an important role in boosting confidence and wellbeing. With help from Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert, seniors achieve this sense of purpose while getting the in-home assistance they deserve. Whether your loved one requires Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, or Palm Desert Parkinson’s care, our mission is to promote senior health and wellbeing in the comfort of home. Learn more about our services when you call (760) 345-0001 and schedule a no-obligation consultation today.