Home Bathroom Assists 10 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

10 Ways to Prevent Falls at Home

Did you know that you can sit DOWN in the shower and UP in the tub without a remodel?  Refreshing news to those with limited mobility, balance problems, weakness . . . or gals who just want to sit down and shave! 

Seriously though, thousands of people every year are injured or killed by preventable falls in the home.   What a way to go, right?  Especially when you could have done something about it. 

June is Home Safety Month – the perfect time to take stock and get what you need to make your home safe for seniors, kids, everyone. 

Bathroom Safety

 Shower Chairs and Bath Seats – Make personal hygiene a whole lot easier.  Allegro has more than 70 to choose from in everything from bamboo to teak.  Our most popular is the Height Adjustable Shower Chair.  It’s super sturdy and lasts forever.  Bath benches can also be sat next to the tub when you are bathing the kids or the dog.  Saves the ‘ol knees.

 

Toilet Safety Frames and Toilet Risers- Help get your tooshie on and off the toity a little easier. 

 

Grab Bars – Stick ‘em pretty much anywhere you need to grab on to!  These removable ‘suction cup’ grab bars are the most popular because you can move them around and travel with them.  If you need permanent ones, we have those too.

 

Tub & Shower Treads - Install these self-adhering non-slip strips in seconds, and be safe for years to come.  Or, how about an Extra Long Bath Mat?

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Around the House

Night lights - Get Dim ‘N Brights for your hallways, bedrooms, stairwells and bathrooms.  And throw in some Soothing Stars Nightlights for the kids bedrooms and bathrooms.

 

Pathlighter Safety Cane - Comes with a built-in light that switches on at the top of the handle.  Great for getting around places with poor lighting like hallways, stairs, the theatre, the car on a dark night. 

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Bed Canes and Bed Rails - These handy bed rails help you get up  and stabilized before trotting off down the lane. 

 

Fall Prevention for Children

Safety Gates - Gate off the top of the stairs to prevent tumbles, or close off access to dangerous areas in the house with these nifty security gates.  There are tall gates, walk-thru’s, metal, wood – all kinds.

 

Balcony Guard/Rail Nets - Use these 10 foot nets both indoors and outside on all your fences, balconies and decks to keep kids and pets from getting caught in the rails. 

 

Crib Tents - Prevent toddlers from climbing up and over the rail.  Also keep little legs and arms from getting stuck between the slats.  Crib tents also discourage pets and bugs from bothering sleeping babies.  Nice!

If you’re counting, that was the 10th Way to Prevent Falls at Home.  But as usual I can’t leave you without a bonus product . . . so here it is:

Bedrails for Kids - Especially helpful when transitioning wee ones from the crib to the ‘big bed’.  Adds a feeling of security while keeping them from falling over the edge.  For more protection, check out the Double Bedrail.

As always, thanks for being an AllegroMedical.com customer.  We appreciate you business and your referrals.  Please remember us for all your medical supply needs.

Valerie Paxton is a co-founder of AllegroMedical.com and lives in Phoenix, AZ. In 1997 she set out with her business partner, Craig Hood to form Allegro Medical - a company dedicated to helping people lead more independent and healthy lives. They poured their knowledge and experience into AllegroMedical.com and now have more than 1 million customers nationwide. Valerie has a degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska and has spent most of her career in communications, marketing, PR, and investor relations. She enjoys giving advice, mentoring, volunteering, writing, reading, cooking, telling funny stories, healthy eating, her cocker spaniel Honey, her boyfriend Todd, hiking, kayaking, jokes and world travel. Follow Valerie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/vpaxton