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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

Occupational Therapy - Driving Evaluation for Older Drivers in Canada

Posted On: November 4, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Occupational Therapy

Have you ever wondered if an older friend or relative is still safe to drive? An Occupational Therapist can conduct a driving evaluation and make sure your loved one is still able to drive safely. Warning signs that an evaluation might be necessary may include:

Leaning towards an object when trying to view it. Poor coordination when trying to find or pick up objects. Driving too fast or too slow for the current road conditions. Having a hard time staying in the lane. Difficulty...
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Tags: driving safety, seniors

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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