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Is Your Mom Safe at Home?

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Everyone pushes the limits beyond what may be safe. According to the CDC, falling is the second leading cause of unintentional deaths after automobile accidents, and older people are at a much higher risk of falling.

 Think about the last time you reached for that glass up on the top shelf of the kitchen. You stretched your arm, sucked in your stomach, and got up on your tippy toes but could not quite reach.

 It is frustrating, and you are lucky you did not fall. Now, imagine feeling this way every day.

 Imagine getting dressed is a chore; sometimes, you cannot get dressed alone. How would that make you feel? Would you settle for halfway? Maybe you would not tie your shoes, go barefoot or dig out those old slip-on shoes.

Silverts Adaptive Clothing

Silverts Adaptive is the assisted-dressing leader and has been in business since 1930. You may be asking yourself what safety has to do with getting dressed.

Poor footwear choices lead to falls and unhealthy feet. According to the Mayo Clinic, foot wellness can be compromised by improperly fitting footwear, flip-flops, loose or untied shoes, going barefoot, and much more.

Falling is the seventh leading cause of death for older Americans.

Silverts Adaptive has one of my favorite lines of slippers and footwear. It is especially beneficial for those with diabetic neuropathy, swollen feet or ankles, and other foot-related challenges. I wish I had known about this company while caring for my mom.

The Extra, Extra wide slipper is so comfortable, providing stability for your feet and ankles.  

As the name implies, the slipper is Extra, Extra wide and has an easy open/close feature, with a non-skid sole to prevent falls. The other nice part is you can remove the insole and replace it with an orthotic insole. The heel is also weighted and balanced to prevent the individual from tipping backward on the shoe.

Silverts is committed to developing the industry’s safest and most functional adaptive footwear. I would love for you to give them a try. You can use code Kelli20 at checkout to receive a 20% discount on your next order.

By Kelli Bradley, The Devoted Daughter

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