Gardening

+ISSUES, RISKS AND NEEDS
Seniors often suffer from loneliness, boredom, and depression. Healthcare facilities for seniors in the USA, are now making the inclusion of gardens compulsory in their premises. Survey has revealed that a short visit to a garden can help in lowering blood pressure, improving vitamin D absorption, improving stability, help with better sleep patterns and promote overall well-being for an elderly adult. Patients with disorders that limit their mobility are often advised to take small walks in gardens or parks. Seniors who have gardening as their hobby may often face difficulty due to limited mobility of hands in cases of Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Parkinson's disease, Frozen joint syndrome, muscle weakness etc.
+WHAT CAN BE DONE?
No tie elastic shoelaces will allow to roam in the garden or take a light walk without the risk of stumbling on your own shoelaces. Walkers and walking sticks with good quality non-slip pods prevent the chances of accidental falls while walking. Walking stick with seat is ideal if you are tired easily due to Osteoporosis, weakness of legs or Asthma. For those with the hobby of gardening, add-on handles for garden tools will be beneficial in case of limited hand movement.