Cane support: Are there any attachments for supporting a cane while the person is seated?

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Are there any attachments for supporting a cane while the person is seated?

Question

Are there any attachments for supporting a cane while the person is seated? Too often the cane ends up on the floor which is a trip hazard for others and poses a fall hazard for the person reaching to pick it up.

Our answer

When a cane falls to the floor while a user is seated it can be both an inconvenience and a safety hazard for the user and others. Thankfully, there are many simple and affordable options to keep a cane upright and easily accessible while the user is seated. Below we have listed some products you might wish to explore:

Cane attachments:Living Cane Holder by BIOS

  • Walking Stick Holder by Stick Safe (available from amazon.ca) is a soft and bendable tube that can be twisted to fit any cane, and hang off most chairs and tables. This product costs about $30 (Cdn).
  • Living Cane Holder by BIOS (available from London Drugs) is a simple attachment that allows the cane to be suspended from a horizontal surface such as a table or a desk. This product cost about $7 (Cdn).
  • Quadpod Cane Tip by Hugo (available from London Drugs) is an attachment that stay permanently attached to bottom of the cane making it a quad cane, and thus allowing the cane to stand independently. This product costs about $25 (Cdn).

If the individual has a seat they use often then you might also want to consider options that are not attached to the cane. For example, the Hold-It (available from Canadian Tire) can be mounted to a nearby wall or even certain chairs to help hold the cane while the person is seated. This product costs between $10 and $20 (Cdn). Or, a weighted umbrella stand can serve as a cane holder; such as the Home Oval Umbrella stand by Yamazaki (available on amazon.ca) which costs about $35 (Cdn).

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