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Home Accessibility - Real Life Case Studies

Posted On: October 29, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Ceiling Tracks, Fall Prevention, Products, Stairlifts

Home Accessibility

Home accessibility can allow you to stay safely at home and can play an important role in fall prevention. Check out some real-life examples below for inspiration, or contact us if you have any questions! We can help to make your home safer, starting with a FREE in-home consultation.

Curved Stairlift The railing is mounted directly onto your stairs with stations every few stairs. The rail can be powder coated...
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Tags: ceiling lift rental, ceiling lifts, ceiling tracks, home accessibility, products, stairlift rental, stairlifts

The Hottest Aids to Daily Living This Season

Posted On: June 10, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Arthritis Care, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Incontinence, Personal Care, Ramps, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

Aids to Daily Living

Most of us don't realize how much of a difference 6" can make until it's painful to get up from the couch. Furniture risers are one of the hundreds of Aids To Daily Living (ADL) that can make a painful or difficult daily task so much easier. Check out the hottest ADL items of the season below. 

 

          Top Choices for Aids to Daily Living

 Furniture Riser Raise your couch...
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Tags: ADL, Aids To Daily Living

Aids to Daily Living - Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Posted On: January 8, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Arthritis Care, Fall Prevention, Home Care, SelfCare Home Health Products, Transfers

Aids to Daily Living

Small things can make a big difference in your daily living.

  Handi-Reacher

For example, did you know that the Handi-Reacher has a magnet that you can use to pick up pins, paper clips or other small metal objects?

Read more about the Handi-Reacher.

Hand Held Shower with Extra Long Hose

Easily shower while seated in the bath or shower stall. Ask us for the version with...

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Tags: aids to daily living, reacher, safe transfers

Drop Down Support Rails - The Alternative To Grab Bars & Floor-To-Ceiling Poles

Posted On: September 28, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, SelfCare Home Health Products

Grab bars & floor-to-ceiling poles are two of our most popular bathroom safety items; they're safe, sturdy & can be installed almost anywhere in the bathroom. They provide a secure handhold to assist in getting up & down from the toilet, in & out of the tub & navigating around the bathroom. However, there are situations where a grab bar or floor-to-ceiling pole can't be installed, or just won't work in a particular bathroom setup.

We've been installing quite a few drop-down...

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Tags: Bath safety, fall prevention, senior care

SelfCare's Smart Tips To Aging Independently

Posted On: July 10, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Nordic Walking, Raised Toilet Seat, SelfCare Home Health Products, Urban Poling, Walkers

Unintentional falls are the most common form of injury across Canada: every day last year, falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital admissions.  

Fall prevention becomes more important the more our population ages. Let us help you to make your home safer with these tips from the experts (that's us!).

Bathroom Safety    

Grab bars can make a world of difference to your safety & comfort...

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Even a Triple Roll!

Posted On: May 18, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Raised Toilet Seat, SelfCare Home Health Products

We turned this client's bathroom from a danger zone into a safe and stylish space in just 1 hour. We added a raised toilet seat, an angled grab bar and a grab bar disguised as a toilet paper holder in the toilet area. We installed grab bars in the shower, along with a handheld shower and shower chair. This client (who had been afraid to bathe or shower after having two falls in the past weeks) was now able to safely and securely shower without worrying.

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One Hour Bathroom Makeover - Fall Prevention With Style!

Posted On: November 29, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Personal Care, Raised Toilet Seat, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

A one-hour bathroom makeover. Certainly the stuff of dreams, but for one Amica resident who has fallen twice in his bathroom, an hour was all it took to turn a danger zone into a safe and stylish space. Our client hadn’t had a shower in 5 days because he was afraid of falling again. His daughter called SelfCare for help - here's what we did.

Start with:

A slippery, fiberglass walk-in shower A toilet with the paper holder near the back of the toilet tank (hard to...
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Tags: fall prevention, bath safety, senior care

Senior Swivel Alternatives

Posted On: February 23, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Transfers

The Titan Assisted Living Swivel Chairs that we profiled in a recent newsletter got a lot of interest, so we thought we'd offer some additional options for swiveling. If you want the swivel without the addition of the chair, read on.

Padded Swivel Cushion with Carry Strap

If back pain makes turning in a car seat or chairs a torturous ordeal, help is here. This transfer cushion takes the pressure and strains off your back and hips when turning. It has a soft...

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Tags: assisted living, geriatric transfer, nursing home, senior swivel, senior transfer

Fall Safety for Seniors & How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Posted On: October 8, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Occupational Therapy

Falls are the leading cause of injury admissions to Canada's acute care hospitals, accounting for 68% of all days spent in hospital due to injury and 76% of all in-hospital deaths related to injuries. CAOT (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists) has an informative article on their website about how occupational therapy can help to decrease the risk of falls and injuries in the home.

 

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