If your independence at home is lacking due to limited mobility, there are several accessories that can help you access every level and room of your home! Find out what products you can purchase or install that can help you prevent falls and regain your independence.
Clean Up Clutter & Remove Tripping Hazards
Before making any purchases, the first thing you’ll want to do to prevent falls is to clean up any clutter around your home, but especially in areas that you occupy consistently. Clearing the clutter can reduce your chances of falling drastically. If rooms in your home have loose carpet or the floorboards are starting to come up, repair these immediately to avoid any chances of tripping. After everything is clean and repaired, it’s time to start shopping!
Whether you have a difficult time getting in and out of the shower or walking up the stairs, grab bars and handrails help give you the support you need to avoid falling. You can install grab bars by your toilet and bathtub and handrails along the stairs and in hallways. These items are easy to install, but if you need help, one of our professionals is just a call away.
Wear Rubber-Soled Shoes
Even though wearing socks may be more comfortable while at home, wearing shoes can help prevent a fall from occurring. However, you can purchase non-slip socks that include grips on the soles. If you do wear shoes, make sure that they are low-heeled and that they can fully support your feet.
If you have a difficult time getting up from a seated position or walking around your home, canes and walkers can give you the support you need. If a doctor suggests the use of one of these devices, at Progressive Mobility & Medical, we can help find one that fits your needs.
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. To make this room fall-free, you can use a raised toilet seat and a transfer bench. Raised toilet seats help you to sit and stand from the toilet with ease without the risk of falling. Remember, having a grab bar installed near the toilet can help too! A transfer bench is used to help minimize the strain when getting in and out of the tub. This device has a seat that moves from side-to-side to help you enter and exit the tub with ease.
Progressive Mobility & Medical Has Your Accessory Needs!
Looking to purchase or install any safety accessories to avoid falls in your home? Call us at Progressive Mobility & Medical today at 724-228-4568 to schedule your FREE evaluation. For all of our updates, make sure to subscribe to our blog and download our app — just search “Progressive Mobility & Medical” in the App Store!