Dr. CC on the Public Impact of Mobility Assistive Technology on Disabled and Elderly

Hello Dr. Cathleen,

I wanted to reach out to you for a possible feature as an expert on our panel about a piece that we’re working on at the Just Walkers blog.


Given your experience on senior care through your work with CertifiedCare, we thought your input would be ideal. The piece will be about how assistive mobility technology has (and will) impact the public treatment of disabled seniors, among others.

I just had two short questions that I’d like to ask, if you think that this might be something that you’d be interested in. These questions would be about your personal experiences and opinions, and we’re hoping to get your unique views to share with our readers.

 Thank you for reading my e-mail. We’d love to hear your thoughts are when you have an opportunity to consider this.

 Every day is a blessing,

 Cheryl Swanson

Just Health Shops


Dear Cheryl,

You asked:

1)  How have you witnessed elderly and disabled individuals treated differently due to their use of mobility assistance technology?


 I have noticed elderly and disabled individuals are perceived as being more in control of their daily well being; are treated with more dignity due to being less dependent; are perceived as being more intelligent; and are regarded as being more main stream rather than marginalized.

 You asked:

 2)  How do you foresee this changing with technological advancements in the field?


I foresee an increase in positive and constructive ways, if technology is embraced and adapted to by all concerned, meaning the general public as well as members of the healthcare team.  There is a danger, though, of the perceived need for less human interaction and too much reliance on technology, and that is not necessarily desirable, in general.


This was fun.  Thanks for considering using me for your article.  Please let me know when it might be or is published so we can include that information in our social media channels.  Please, also let us know how we might be of assistance to your  business efforts.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. CC

Dr. Cathleen Carr JD PhD, Executive Director, CertifiedCare


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