Mobility and safety are two major concerns for families of seniors who live independently. The declining agility and slower reflexes can make them prone to falls and other injuries, even in their own homes. The use of medical equipment that is designed to facilitate these issues is extremely crucial for peace of mind.
What Are They?
Compression stockings are specially made, snug-fitting, stretchy socks that gently squeeze your leg. Graduated compression or pressure stockings are tighter around your ankle and get looser as they move up your leg. Compression sleeves are just the tube part, without the foot.
You can buy them over the counter, but if your doctor prescribes them, your insurance may cover the cost as well.