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Senior Footwear

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Senior Footwear

In our previous article we covered various types of clothing for elderly in senior care. This clothing is designed to be convenient for both senior and their home care aide.

Foot problems are not uncommon amongst seniors. If you suffer from swollen feet, you may want to try a pair of extra wide slippers. These types of slippers are wide and open from the top. The inside of these slippers usually contain anti-bacterial linings. For outdoors, there are Medi Slippers, The are also skid resistant to help prevent falls.

Diabetic socks are best for seniors afflicted with diabetes who suffer from swollen feet, swollen ankles and swollen legs. These socks are very stretchable and will even stretch over casts. Diabetic socks come in various colors with non-skid soles.

Researchers in Boston are now working on cutting edge senior footwear that will electronically stimulate the neurons in the soles of the feet to keep seniors balanced and prevent falls.

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