Cane support: Are there any attachments for supporting a cane while the person is seated?
Are there any attachments for supporting a cane while the person is seated?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate for your particular situation. Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.
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:
- Walking Stick Holder by Stick Safe (at Amazon Canada) 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 to $40 (CDN).
- Cane Holder by BIOS (at Relaxacare) 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 $9 (CDN).
- Quadpod Cane Tip by Hugo (at 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 (at 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 (at Amazon Canada) which costs about $75 (CDN).