More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. Due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for the home. Seniors are vulnerable to falls for many reasons – eyesight and reflexes aren’t as razor-sharp as they used to be, […]
Shower benches are useful addition to the shower as aids for the elderly, physically-challenged, or for those who require extra assistance in the shower. The prime issue in taking care of such benches, especially for the wood types, is keeping mold and mildew at bay. If fail to ensure, they can eat away them gradually. A shower is always a great potential place to supply […]
Consider a tall toilet, toilet extension, or a raised seat. This helps everyone get on and off the throne. Watch this video by Fritzi explaining in more detail. If you need help with installation or recommendations, please contact us by leaving a comment below, calling us at (858) 224-2299 or emailing us.
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Near the end of When Harry Met Sally, Billy Crystal races to find Meg Ryan at a New Year’s party. When he finally gets to her, he tells her he ran because “When you know you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” You should think about aging-in-place remodeling the […]
In relation to home healthcare, there are several things that can be helpful and a Hoyer lift is certain one of them. There are many reasons to use a lift, but perhaps two of the more important reasons are for comfort and safety. The caregiver has the responsibility of maneuvering or transferring a patient while inflicting as little pain as possible and doing it in […]
Another innovative product for seniors is the Foldaway Wheelchair Shower. It is a completely self-contained portable shower stall that can be used anywhere there is access to warm water, a drain and a 110V outlet, such as a kitchen, laundry room or bathroom for which the regular bathing facility is inaccessible. The portable shower can be set up in less than 5 minutes out of […]