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3 Ways to Increase Home Safety this Spring

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger

Ensuring your home provides abundant safety for your entire family is an essential step in increasing your peace of mind. With the arrival of spring, it’s the perfect time to reassess your needs and increase security for your loved ones. At Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, we want to make the process as easy as possible with these simple tips:

  1. Give Your Home the Spring Sweep

Just as spring-cleaning helps you tackle your long awaited to-do list, this time of year can also help you address simple fixes that can pay dividends in the long-run. If you or a loved one has had increased difficulty with mobility, now is the perfect time to increase your home’s access. For doorways, single steps or uneven surfaces, installing a threshold ramp such as our EZ-ACCESS Transitions Angled Entry Ramp can help prevent future injury. If you are worried about possible falls or emergencies, incorporating our Tamper Proof Magnetic Pull Cord Alarm can help you rest easy. Easily installed on either a bed, wheelchair or even clothing, it provides a vital alert in the event of an accident.

 

  1. Address the Problem Areas

When upgrading your home’s safety, be alert to the high traffic areas. With approximately 1.6 million older adults seeking emergency care every year for fall-related injuries, bathrooms represent the greatest risk of such an accident. To provide needed security, Bellin Health Home Care Equipment offers a large variety of grab bars so you can find a customized solution to fit your needs including the versatile 12” Suction Cup Grab Bar, as well as the Multi-Purpose Grab Bar with Towel Holder and the Multi-Purpose Grab Bar with Toilet Paper Holder.  To increase important traction in the bathtub, the Nova Rubber Bath Mat fastens securely to the tub surface and is a breeze to set up. Additionally, transfer benches and shower chairs are another key tool in upgrading your bathroom safety, including the Mesh Tub and Shower Seat with Back. This multipurpose option provides a comfortable seat, along with an ergonomic back design, and can fit most showers or tubs. For additional versatility, the DMI Heavy Duty Sliding Transfer Bench features a cutout for perineal access, adjustable legs and sliding seats with a nylon strap for security.

 

  1. Make Sure to Rest Easy

With 33 percent of our lives spent sleeping, giving yourself or your loved ones the ability to rest easy is an essential step in upgrading your home. To provide support entering or exiting the bed, outfitting it with a safety rail can make a major impact. For a convenient and portable option, the Stander Bed Rail 5000 weighs less than 8 pounds and still supports up to 400 pounds. Made from heavy-duty steel, the rail requires no assembly and folds down so you can take it with you no matter where you go. For those suffering from snoring, reflux disorders or hiatus hernias, adding a bed wedge can help treat symptoms as well as ease respiratory problems and reduce neck, back, and shoulder tension.

Just as spring offers a chance for rejuvenation, surveying your home with fresh eyes can help you increase safety and avoid future complications. At Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, we are ready to help with the products and assistance you need to give your home the spring sweep. Contact us today or visit our store to learn more!

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