SelfCare's Smart Tips To Aging Independently

Posted on in SelfCare Home Health Products, Medical Equipment, Aids To Daily Living, Bath Safety, fall prevention, Home Care, Raised Toilet Seat, Walkers, Urban Poling, Nordic Walking

Unintentional falls are the most common form of injury across Canada: every day last year, falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital admissions.   

Fall prevention becomes more important the more our population ages. Let us help you to make your home safer with these tips from the experts (that's us!).

Bathroom Safety

 Grab bar  

Grab bars can make a world of difference to your safety & comfort in the bathroom. You can have safety & style with grab bars “disguised” as stylish towel bars or bathroom tissue holders.

 hand held shower  

Combine a shower chair & handheld shower to take the “slip ‘n fall” risk out of your daily routine.

 raised toilet seat  

Raised toilet seats make it so much easier to get up & down.

ACTIVATOR™ Poles

ACTIVATOR Poles  

Balance & stability have never looked so good! If you’re active & intend to remain that way, but need a hand with stability & fall prevention when you’re out and about, the ACTIVATOR Poles are perfect.

The ACTIVATOR Poles reduce the impact on your hip & knee joints, & may be excellent for rehab after knee/hip surgery (check with your Health Care Professional first).

Couch Cane & Assist-A-Tray

 couch cane  

Not quite ready for a lift chair, but need a hand getting up from the couch? These items are perfect. The Couch Cane is an adjustable support handle that secures under the leg of your couch or chair & comes with an organizer pouch. The Assist-A-Tray is the same, with the addition of a swivel tray/cup holder.

Walkers

happy walker couple

Many of our clients are initially resistant to using a walker for mobility & fall prevention…UNTIL THEY TRY IT! If you’re a bit less stable than you used to be, you risk a fall that could lead to a hospital stay and less mobility than ever. Be proactive and prevent a fall before it happens – a walker provides a huge amount of stability and increased mobility, plus you always have a place to sit if you need to rest for a few minutes!

Most walkers are super lightweight & will fold easily to fit into a trunk or back seat.

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