One of the primary reasons that senior citizens are forced into assisted living or nursing homes is from having a fear of falling or from a slip or fall that has caused a serious injury. HomeSafe Mobility offers a wide variety of home accessibility solutions to address these concerns and let senior citizens and people with physical challenges and disabilities continue to live independently and safely in their own homes.
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older takes a fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injuries, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are largely preventable if you have the right mobile equipment and accessories in your home to aid you in getting around.
One of the most popular home accessible products are our variety of grab bars (in many colors and styles) that can be placed discreetly in critical support-sensitive areas of a home, garage, or outside around steps. The strategic placement of grab bars in bathrooms, at the top and bottom of steps, in showers and tubs (or any place where assistance is needed to pull oneself up or steady someone) can extend the independence of a senior in a safe and cost effective way.
GreatGrabz by Best Bath Systems
Best Bath Systems, our supplier for walk-in bathtubs, ADL tubs, & barrier-free showers, also has a full line of premium and standard grab bars in various styles, colors, & materials. Their many styles of unique, decorative grab bars offer you design choices and go beyond the bathroom. There is something for everyone’s lifestyle.
Mr. GrabBar / Moen Grab Bars
Another supplier of grab bars we recommend is Mr. GrabBar. These bathroom grab bars come in every style and finish for both residential homes and commercial applications. The addition of grab bars in the tub, by the toilet, and in transitional locations enhance safety and provide assistance to individuals of all ages and abilities. Many of these bath safety products are manufactured by Moen and feature a Limited Lifetime Warranty assuring you of quality you can count on.
Moen Multi-Purpose Grab Bars combine security with function and convenience. These multi-functional grab bars reduce clutter in your bathroom and eliminate the need for installation of additional products.
These grab bars are ideal for situations where support and assistance are essential but the individual is resistant to having traditional grab bars installed in their home – a very common situation with our “young” senior population.
Flip a Grip – the helping handle to get you in your home
HomeSafe Mobility is a registered dealer for Flip a Grip products. The Flip a Grip is a must have for folks with difficulty walking and transferring.
Invented by a Physical Therapist, the Flip A Grip is a simple gripping device that can have a profound impact on your life or the life of a loved one. It is specifically designed to prevent falls when entering or exiting the home. The device is also perfect for other transfer needs where there is not enough room for a large grab bar. Flip A Grip is made proudly in the USA from sturdy materials that will last with indoor and outdoor applications. Included in each order are the easy installation instructions and lifetime exterior mounting screws.
View the Flip A Grip video below to see how it works.
Consider the benefits and features of this new invention, Flip A Grip:
- Promotes independence! It is a big deal for people to be able to safely get in and out of their homes all by themselves.
- Designed by a Physical Therapist to prevent falls
- No-slip grip that glows in the dark
- Simple to install and folds easily out of the way.
- Made in the USA of sturdy materials that will last in interior or exterior applications. The Flip a Grip meets the ADA strength standards for grab bars and meets ASTM specification 446-85 (standard consumer safety for grab bars in the bathroom)
- The Flip a Grip allows you to push down and pull unlike grab bars which only provide something to pull on
- It is small enough to fit in spaces where a large grab bar will not work – like doorways. It fits perfectly between your exterior door and screen door.
For your safety or the safety of your loved one, HomeSafe Mobility recommends installing as many bathroom grab bars as necessary to make the bathroom safe, especially when the washroom floor is tiled or is likely to get wet. People who have limited balance, strength and visual acuity can greatly benefit from grab bars in their homes. It is all too common for one to try and get by with as little as possible only to soon realize that too little can soon equate to too late when it comes to the elements of bathroom safety and fall prevention. Our philosophy is always that if you are going to do it, do it right. Don’t be another statistic – increase the likelihood of your safety and health by having grab bars professionally installed.