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.
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.