Falling at any age is a frightening experience. Parents with toddlers do all they can to minimize injuries from falls. Helmets are no longer just for professional bicyclists, all ages wear them to mitigate head injuries from falls. They’ve become the status quo. Seniors are especially vulnerable to falls and each year, one in three elderly adults age 65 or older will experience a fall according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 Older adults need help to reduce the risk of falling, especially in the bathroom where a few simple additions can help your loved one remain independent and safe.
Abelware® independent living products are known for innovation and ease of use. AllegroMedical.com recommends three popular Abelware® bathroom assist items to help prevent falls by making your bathroom safer.
Sliding Rotating Transfer Bench –is the newest innovation of the Abelware® line of bathroom benches. The smooth sliding feature allows a person to glide across the bench with minimal effort to gain safe entry into a bathtub or shower while the rotating swivel top easily transfers the person into the bathing area. This bench completely eliminates the risk of falling while trying to step over a shower ledge or into a bathtub.
Extra Wide Tall-Ette Elevated Toilet Seat with Aluminum Legs – is designed to help users with lower extremity weakness or balance issues. This elevated toilet seat provides stability while moving from a sit-stand or stand-sit position.
Extra Wide Raised Toilet Seat with Aluminum Legs
Groovy Grip Grab Bars – are attractive, plastic, wall mounted grab bars with a grooved surface that provide a non-slip grasp even while wet. Grab bars are a necessity in bathrooms to help individuals maintain balance.
The addition of these bath safety items will give you piece-of-mind and help you keep your elderly loved one or patient from becoming another fall statistic. AllegroMedical.com is here to help keep your senior parents or patients independent and safe.
The 2010 Winter Olympics start on February 12th and we are sure to see plenty of spills and thrills. And though slips and falls are commonplace in the arena or on the slopes, they shouldn’t happen at home.
It surprised me to learn that more than 1 million people in the U.S. experience a significant slip, trip or fall each year. And an average of 17,000 of them die because of it.
According to the National Safety Council, 70% of slips and falls occur on level ground, by everyday people like you and me.
The risks of falling increase as we age. Annually, about 30% of those age 65 and older fall at least once, and 15% fall twice. Many falls result in broken bones or death. Of course there are risk groups among children as well. Infants are more likely to fall from furniture, while toddlers are more likely to fall from windows.
The good news is that most falls are preventable. What are you doing to prevent falls in and around your home?
Slip and Fall Prevention Products
Standers and Standing Aids
Mobility Scooters for Indoors and Outdoors
Toilet Safety Frames
Raised Toilet Seats
Balance and Core Strength
Baby Gates and Railnets
Children’s Bed Rails
Don’t let slips and falls happen to your or your loved ones! Take stock and put together your Fall Prevention Plan today.
Is your home safe for holiday guests? If little Ian and grandpa Ray are visiting for a few days, or even just for Christmas dinner, there are simple precautions you can take to avoid the trauma of a holiday accident in your home.
Prepare the house with these safety items to ensure your holiday memories are shiny and bright. Think about who’s coming over and then go room by room, ‘guest-proofing’ your home. Order today. Peace of mind is priceless.
Toilet Safety Frames - Choose from a variety of value-priced toilet frames that make getting on and off the commode a breeze. And if there’s a chance your guest might not make to the bathroom, Allegro Product Manager Daver suggests you consider a bedside commode. Need to raise the toilet seat higher for easier use? Check out some of these options for simple & safe raised toilet seats.
Suction Cup Grab Bars - These life-saving grab bars install in seconds and are removable. Non-marring. No drilling. Reposition to the ideal location for each user.
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Bamboo Bath Seat and Shower Chair - This lovely bench fits in your bath or shower and looks great! You might just want to use it yourself after your guests leave (great for shaving the legs in the shower, ladies). Or, how about a folding shower chair to use and then put away for next time? As long as you’re at it, really impress them and throw in a Long-Handled Bath Sponge and Hand-Held Shower.
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No-Skid Bath and Shower Mats - Considered an absolute MUST for guest safety, regardless of age. For a more permanent solution, try the Bath Safety Treads.
Tip: Check your towel racks and soap dish in the shower to make sure they are secure.
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Dim ‘N Bright Auto Sensor Night Light – Automatically turns on in the dark and off in the light. Dimmer dial for multiple levels of brightness. For the kids get the auto-sensing Soothing Stars Nighlightwith an enclosd bulb.
Removable Bedrail - Allegro’s most economical bedrail and perfect to pull out of the closet when you have elderly overnight guests. For the kids, we have a variety of childrens bedrails to keep them from falling out of the bed. I like the Sesame Street one the best.
Non-Skid Slipper Socks – What a nice touch for your guests, especially if you have non-carpeted floors. Wear them all winter long.
Sonic Boom Alarm with Extra Large Display – A welcome to those with hearing or vision problems.
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Ice-Away Snow and Ice Melt Mat - Keep your property safe all winter long with this convenient, efficient and reliable solution to ice at your doorstep. 36″ x 32″. Keeps up with the snow as fast as it falls.
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Read Cold Weather Gear to Warm you Inside and Out
Doorknob Extenders and Grippers - Guests with limited hand function, i.e. arthritic hands, will thank you when they can get in and out with ease.
Easy Access Threshold Ramps - Gives wheelchair and walker users smooth access to the house.
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Aluminum Transport Wheelchair – Make trips to the mall a little easier on great aunt Beulah with this economical lightweight folding wheelchair. Back folds down for storage and transport.
Safety Gates and Railnets - Keep pets out and kids in with these nifty security gates. Remember to gate off the stairs to prevent tumbles!
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The Allegro family wishes you, your friends and your families a super safe holiday season! Thank you for your business and your referrals. We appreciate it more than you know. Looking for great holiday gifts? Check out our Gift Ideas.