Choosing the Correct Walker

Choosing the correct walker

When choosing the correct walker a person must try to determine what their needs are to get a best fit. Usually a physical or occupational therapist will help with a personal evaluation. There are many choices. A little help and research will ensure you get….

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Shower Chairs with Choices

shower chairs - Senior Bathing

The average shower chair is made of strengthened plastic seating with a strong and sturdy metal framework. The plastic material is comfortable against the bare skin and is smooth to the touch. They come in different groupings of options including adjustable height, with or with-out….

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Universal Design: Design for the People

Universal Design

Universal Design ~ Friends and Pioneers Years ago, I heard Tom Morrison, who was then the Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy center in Dallas, tell about attending a university in the 1950’s. Morrison himself had cerebral palsy and walked with “c.p. moves,” as he….

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Porch Steps for Senior Safety

Porch Steps

Safe porch steps are an essential part of living accident-free in your own home. This is true, particularly for seniors. Falling is a serious problem for seniors. Though there’s no way to guarantee they’ll never fall, we should take every precaution to remove apparent risks.….

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My Falls-Free Plan

Falls-Free Plan - donated medical equipment

The My Falls-Free Plan for Elderly The My Falls-Free Plan is a checklist/document used to help evaluate the fall risk level of a person. It was produced by the Washington State Department of Health, Injury & Violence Prevention Program. It can be used and reproduced….

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Home Evaluation You Can Live With

Home Evaluation - Plans

Home evaluation is important if you have an elderly parent or spouse with mobility issues.Your lifestyle may be further complicated by an uncooperative house. Fortunately, those type of problems can be fixed. But, finding the “best fit” for your particular situation can be a challenge….

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Bathroom Safety Check

bathroom safety check

Bathrooms are dangerous because they are usually full of hard surfaces like ceramic tile, marble and porcelain fixtures. They easily get wet and slippery. It is all too easy to fall while we’re trying to step in and out of the tub, and get on….

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Walking Cane

Walking Cane

Don’t wait until something terrible happens, like a fall. Falls are serious and can be debilitating. A broken bone or a cracked skull is not worth the risk. There’s only one real answer. Get the right cane for you and learn how to correctly use….

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Fall Prevention in your Living Room

Broken Leg in Cast

A fall can happen anywhere. According to experts, falls are the leading cause of death for people over 65. Think about that for a minute. It’ll make you look to see what’s lying around on your floor!

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