Should I Encourage My Parent to Use a Mobility Aid?
Yes. Your parent is clearly in a situation where using a wheelchair would not only improve their quality of life, but also improve their safey. My advice is that you ask your parent if you can schedule an appointment with their primary care provider (regarding their condition) and then go with them. During that appointment, talk to your parents and their doctor about your concerns. Also, help your parents raise their concerns about losing mobility. Their doctor is going to be able to help them weigh the prose and cons and get them a perscription for a wheelchair.