Two Steps to Prevent Falls at Home You’ve probably heard the expression, “Once burned, twice shy.” It means that once you’ve had a bad experience, you’re not likely to expose yourself to a risk again. That expression very well states what happens to a person….
An entrance which is problem-free makes returning home after an outing easier and safer for everyone. If getting out the door or in the door is a hassle for you, then a little planning and problem-solving is in order.
No one plans to fall; it just happens. Falls are serious, particularly for frail, elderly persons, but can mean a serious injury at any age. Learn more about it. >
Thresholds can be troublesome to cane, walker, and wheelchair users. If you have a threshold at any door over ¾ inch to 6 inches in height, a threshold ramp would be a good solution for that doorway.
Gait belts are needed to assist people with mobility or balance issues. They allow physical therapists or other helpers to have a way to hold and assist without grabbing the patient’s arm. This article will reveal proper use.
Help a Senior In and Out of Bed Safely Getting in and out of bed safely is one of those things you never really think about. You just climb into bed, go to sleep, and wake up rested. But, as we age our body starts….
Kitchens can be a very busy place in the home. Special considerations should be given to its safe use and functionality. This article will help with a check list of potential issues.
Find solutions for the fall hazards in and around your home, especially around the entrance and exit doorways where Fall Prevention is often most needed.
This article provides you with s checklist for the home inspection of your entry doorways.
Fall Prevention Planning is Important to Caregivers Fall prevention planning is a worthy consideration for those who care for a loved-one. No one is planning to fall today, but you could be the one who does, or it could be your loved one who falls. ….