Safety and Fall Prevention
Fall Prevention Checklist - Review the following fall prevention checklist to ensure that you have done everything possible to avoid serious injury.
Elderly Home Safety - One in three seniors will fall yearly, and, of this demographic, almost 40% will suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Bath Tub Grab Bar - If you have experienced a reduction in strength or mobility, bath tub grab bars can provide that extra level of support.
Home Safety FAQ - Concerns that many face when deciding if, when, and how to make modifications in your home to reduce the risk of falls.
Mobility and the Elderly - Mobility aids can help a person navigate their home and throughout the community, helping them to maintain independence.
Fall Risk and Age - Understanding the risk and developing a fall prevention plan is the first step toward safe and healthy living.
Fall Risk - 1 in 3 adults, ages 65 and older, suffer a fall each year, almost half of these patients suffer moderate to severe injuries.
Bathroom Safety - Because most falls experienced by those 65 and older happen in the bathroom, bathroom safety is a major concern for many patients and caregivers.
Bed Safety Rail - Those at risk of falling at night, or having trouble getting into and out of bed, may benefit from the use of a bed safety rail.
Choosing a Walker or Rollator - Walkers and rollators provide stable support, making an individual feel more confident about getting around safely.
Heavy Duty Bariatric Walker - Designed and manufactured with a sturdy 1" thick aluminum frame, the heavy duty bariatric walker from Essential Medical can support up to 500 lbs safely.
Locking Raised Toilet Seat - Learn more about Universal Locking Raised Toilet Seats online at Mountainside Medical Equipment.
Raised Toilet Seats - Learn more about Raised Toilet Seats online at Mountainside Medical Equipment.
Bath Bench Overview - A bath bench can cut fall risk considerably for users, eliminating dangerous, debilitating injuries.
Bath Bench - The bath bench reduces strain and creates a safer environment for the elderly or disabled when getting in or out of the bathtub or shower.
Transfer Bench Overview - Transfer benches are fantastic for maintaining patient safety, while providing independence and confidence so that each patient can lead a normal life, or get back to it.
Slipper Socks - Slipper socks are used in the home or in healthcare facilities as a means to decrease fall-risk and maintain independent mobility.