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Men and the Role of Caregiver to Those Using Mobility Equipment

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Mobility equipment users are more independent these days than ever. They still do need help with certain tasks and you might be surprised who is giving them that help. Here’s a statistic that may surprise you – almost half of all caregivers to family members or friends who are elderly, disabled or chronically ill are male. What we have come to learn is that men tend to cope with this role differently than women.