Which of the following assistive devices that would provide the best stability for ambulating? Nurse Oliver is caring for a client with impaired mobility that occurred as a result of a stroke. The client has right-sided ARM and leg weakness. The nurse would suggest that the client use.
A. Crutches B. Single straight-legged cane C. Quad cane D. Walker
Crutches and a walker can be difficult to maneuver for a client with weakness on one side. A cane is better suited for client with weakness of the arm and leg on one side. However, the quad cane would provide the most stability because of the structure of the cane and because a quad cane has four legs.