The Best Canes for the Elderly & Senior Citizens

The 6 Best Canes for Elderly People Seeking Mobility & Independence

Wondering what the best types of canes for the elderly are? Whether you're looking for yourself, or for a beloved senior citizen in your life, we have the information you need to find the best walking cane!

The elderly have a few special needs and therefore require some extra attention. One of the most important things elderly people need to consider is what to use for walking assistance. Getting around the house or around town safely is high up on the list of concerns because remaining mobile means maintain your independence and freedom. Luckily, today there are many different types of canes for elderly people and seniors-each one can provide a solution for a specific need. So, they can find just the right type of assistance when walking.

Since everyone is unique by nature, we have listed the 6 best cane styles for the elderly and seniors in no particular order. These canes and walking sticks meet several different types of needs and can make an elderly person's life easier, more enjoyable and more independent.

Convertible Quad Base Canes

The quad base style is often regarded as the best type of cane for elderly people. This cane has a four-pronged base (four independent tips) for added stability and control. It makes walking easier because the base grips the ground more securely and provides more support. It also slips less which might result in fewer falls.

These canes are also self-standing, so they won't fall over. An elderly person can set them down to free their hands and they stay upright. So, they don't have to bend over to pick them up.

These quad base attachments are available with our collection of offset walking canes. Offset walking canes are perfect for their elderly as their shaft has a unique curvature that helps to distribute weight more evenly to improve balance and stability. These canes can be ordered with or without a convertible quad base, which can be removed easily if you should prefer to use a single tip for some occasions. The bases are also available in black and white to maximize the fashion of your cane while also improving its function!

Shop all quad base canes here.

This cute Cats Convertible Quad Base Walking Cane is as stylish as it is stable!

Ergonomic Grip Canes

Many elderly and seniors have arthritis and other conditions that can make gripping an object difficult, which makes an ergonomic handle cane one of their best choices. These canes for the elderly feature a specially shaped handle that allows for easier gripping, giving them more control over the cane. It's only useful if you can easily control and move the cane.

An adjustable ergonomic grip cane made of aluminum is a great choice for elderly people and seniors since it is lighter, collapsible and easy to store. 

The Cherry-Finished Maple Ergonomic Cane is a favorite among the elderly due to the classic appearance of its handle paired with a modern, lightweight carbon fiber shaft.

Palm Grip Canes

The palm grip handle is shaped precisely to fit inside the palm. The handle is carved or shaped like the palm of your hand so your thumb and inner palm fit nicely inside. This increases the surface area in contact with the hand leading to more control and comfort Palm grip canes can be ordered in both right and left-handed models to ensure a comfortable fit. These handles can enable a senior with arthritis to experience less pain and use the cane for longer durations.

Looking for the best palm grip walking cane? Buy this carbon fiber palm-handle cane, it's lighter, easier to carry and gives you a comfortable grip for prolonged use and more independence.

The palm-grip cane is designed to fit your palm for more comfort and control.

The Seat Cane

The seat cane is a great choice because it's not only a walking assistance device-it's a folding chair. You can unfold it and sit down to rest, regain your strength and continue on with a little more energy. Ideal for those who might be walking longer distances at the park, or an event like a fair, or even in the mall, and can use a portable chair.

You can find a wide selection of seat canes here.

This Black Seat Cane with a Contoured Seat will make for a comfortable place to sit, anywhere, anytime!

Orthopedic Canes

The orthopedic cane has an offset handle designed to provide better support and a more pain-free grip. It can help to keep your joints more aligned and therefore is better for your overall experience of using the cane.

This is ideal for the elderly who might be having pain in their wrists or arms when using a cane. It can also provide more stability. Try this orthopedic, adjustable cane that's also lightweight (its made of aluminum).

This aluminum orthopedic cane is a popular item due to the clever contrast of the modern orthopedic handle with a classic gold collar and black shaft.

Lightweight & Carbon Fiber Canes

Today's canes are lighter than those of yesterday. Made with stronger but less bulky materials, they are easier to carry and can cause less fatigue. A lightweight carbon fiber cane is a top choice for elderly people and senior citizens because it can reduce fatigue and they can potentially use it longer.

Carbon fiber canes come in all sorts of styles with all types of handles-including ergonomic. You can even attach a four-prong base for added stability and get one with an ergonomic handle.

This Black Triple Wound Carbon Fiber cane is a hot commodity due to its super lightweight construction and striking mesh design.

Choose the Best Cane for the Elderly Person in Your Life

Whether your search for the best canes for elderly people is motivated by your own needs or the needs of a loved one, it should go without saying that senior citizens deserve the utmost quality when it comes to their mobility assistance devices. A cane provides that extra bit of support that the elderly sometimes need in order to enjoy the simple pleasures of life to the fullest. If you need to keep up with the grandkids in the park, or simply get around in a crowded store without fear of falling, a suitable walking cane will undoubtedly make these everyday events easier and much more pleasant. The canes mentioned here are consistently praised as being excellent for senior citizens, and there are still more styles to explore!

Buy a walking cane today and experience unmatched comfort and peace of mind!