One of my grandma’s most recent falls that forced me to leave work in the middle of the day involved her trying to carry too many things in the kitchen. One of the first things I did when she fell in the kitchen was order a walker tray off of Amazon Prime. However, in this particular instance, she was not using the walker tray. I decided to make her a walker caddy that had extra pockets to replace the makeshift Lowe’s waist apron turned walker caddy (which coincidentally enough, was interfering with the proper alignment of the walker tray), so she would literally not have any excuse to carry anything and focus on walking safely through her house.
She has gotten a lot of compliments on it, and I’ve had other people ask me to make one for them. But most importantly, she is no longer trying to carry multiple while she is walking, which is a huge fall risk for her.
The action shot:
H/T to Melly Sews for this fantastic Walker Caddy Tutorial that guided me right through it: http://mellysews.com/2014/07/walker-caddy-tutorial.html