Unfortunately, the fact is that fewer than half of them will talk with their doctor or other health professional about it. Alarmingly it appears that falls are also the No. 1 cause of injuries in seniors. They can be serious with injuries ranging from hip fractures, cuts, and even serious head and brain injuries. Some of these injuries can be fatal.
It has been shown that even when there’s no serious injury, a fall can still be so frightening that seniors may avoid certain activities. They are afraid they’ll fall again and next time cause more damage.
There are lots of factors that can contribute to a fall. It might be caused by slippery floors, rickety stairs, or electrical cords. The most common causes of falls are in the home. This is thought to be because you might have a false sense of security believing you are perfectly safe. That’s why fall prevention starts with creating a safe living space for you or your loved one.
This doesn’t mean that you must undertake a complete house renovation. Making your home safer from falls can take a few basic changes. Senior care experts offer up the following advice for preventing falls at home:
Clean up clutter.
One of the easiest and fastest methods for preventing falls is to keep your home tidy and neat. Getting rid of any clutter will make a big difference to the safety of your home. Old newspapers and magazines, especially in hallways and on staircases can cause a very real tripping hazard.
Repair and remove tripping hazards.
It is often the case that home fixtures have contributed to falls. This can then lead to back pain and other injuries. Take a look at every room and hallway. You should be looking for items such as loose carpet, throw rugs that slip on the flooring underneath. Floorboards that stick up are also worth keeping an eye out for. Even the smallest rising can be dangerous. Repair, remove or replace those items for more effective fall prevention.
Install grab bars and handrails.
These are an effective method of keeping anyone who is a little unsteady, safer! They can make getting up and downstairs so much easier. Getting on and off the loo and stepping in and out of the bath can be a dangerous thing to do without them. installing grab bars by toilets and baths or showers will help keep you safer. Handrails in stairways and hallways will help to reduce the incidences of injuries. A handyman or family member can usually help to install them, it doesn’t have to be a difficult job.
Avoid wearing loose clothing.
You want to feel comfortable at home especially when it is warm, right? Unfortunately, though, baggy clothes can sometimes make you more likely to fall. Opt for better-fitting and properly hemmed clothing that doesn’t bunch up or drag on the ground. You will be much safer in doing so.
Light up your life.
Lighting that isn’t bright enough is another major hazard for seniors. To create a home that’s more suitable for the elderly, install brighter light bulbs. These are especially needed in stairways and narrow hallways. It has also been suggested that also recommended that nightlights in bedrooms and bathrooms will help seniors stay safer.
Wear shoes, even in the house.
Socks may feel more comfortable, but they do present a higher slipping risk. One really sure way to help prevent falls at home is to wear shoes. You can buy non-slip socks that have grips on the soles of the feet if shoes are too uncomfortable for normal wear in the house.
Make everything nonslip.
Baths and showers, as well as floors in kitchens, bathrooms, and porches, can become extremely dangerous when wet. You can buy mats that avoid that danger from occurring and they are relatively inexpensive.
Live on one level.
Even with precautions like guardrails, stairs often present a significant falling hazard. If you are in a position to do so maybe consider living on one level. If that isn’t possible then try to limit the trips you take up and down the stairs.
The fewer times you climb the stairs the fewer times you risk a fall.
Move more carefully.
Many people who fall at home do so because they are moving too quickly from a sitting to a standing position and vice versa. Preventing falls like this is as easy as taking your time. All you must do is pause after going from lying down to sitting and from sitting to standing. There are also aids available for you to be able to do this more safely if you need them.
For the elderly, fall prevention means injury prevention. Ask your loved ones to help you ensure that your rooms and stairways are clutter-free. Make sure that they are well-equipped with lighting, handrails, grab bars. Nonslip mats will help you avoid falling all of which can go a long way toward keeping you safe in your home.
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In today’s fast-paced world, ensuring mobility and accessibility for everyone is paramount. It’s about bridging gaps, fostering independence, and enhancing daily life quality. At the heart of this mission is Hello Mobility, a company that doesn’t just provide mobility solutions but champions the cause of unhindered movement. With their recent achievement of ISO accreditation, they have once again solidified their commitment to excellence. But what does this mean, and why is it important?
Dive in as we explore what this means for you and why Hello Mobility’s dedication to quality, service, and a broad product range makes them a standout choice in the realm of mobility solutions.
A Brief Overview of ISO Accreditation
For those unfamiliar with the term, ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation. It is an independent, international entity that develops standards to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency across various sectors and industries. Gaining ISO accreditation signifies that a company meets specific international standards in its operations, products, or services.
Why ISO Accreditation Matters
In the world of mobility solutions, the stakes are high. People depend on products to support their daily lives, seeking both comfort and safety. The ISO accreditation serves as an assurance for customers that the company they’re dealing with adheres to globally recognised standards. This not only reinforces trust but also signifies a dedication to excellence.
Benefits to Customers and Stakeholders
- Enhanced Trust and Credibility: Knowing that a company has ISO accreditation offers peace of mind to customers. It acts as a seal of quality assurance, ensuring that products and services meet stringent international criteria.
- Continuous Improvement: ISO standards are not just about meeting benchmarks but also about continuous improvement. This means Hello Mobility will regularly review and refine their processes, ensuring they always offers the best to their clientele.
- Consistency in Quality: The ISO framework ensures that every product, be it a mobility scooter, powerchair, or any home care solution, undergoes the same level of scrutiny and quality checks. This ensures consistency across the board.
A Testament to Hello Mobility's Services
While the ISO accreditation is a commendable milestone, it’s only a part of what makes Hello Mobility exceptional. Their comprehensive range of products, from wheelchairs to kitchen aids, is displayed in a hands-on showroom, allowing customers to interact with and choose what best suits their needs.
Moreover, their services are not just limited to selling. Hello Mobility takes pride in offering comprehensive technical services, ensuring that all motorised and electric equipment remains in optimal condition. Whether it’s maintenance, repairs, or sourcing parts and consumables, they’ve got it covered. And with their mobile service, they can provide these services right at a customer’s doorstep.
Hello Mobility: Pioneering Mobility Products
Hello Mobility has long been at the forefront of mobility solutions, ensuring that individuals can navigate their world with ease and confidence. Their curated range of mobility products embodies this commitment and is designed to cater to diverse needs and preferences.
At the heart of their offering are the Mobility Scooters, perfect for those seeking a blend of style and efficiency. These scooters give users the freedom to explore their surroundings without limitations. For indoor settings or more personal mobility, their range of wheelchairs is hard to beat, combining comfort with maneuverability.
Understanding that mobility challenges aren’t just about transportation, Hello Mobility offers Daily Living Aids, Lift and Recliner Chairs, Pressure Care Cushions, and more. These tools are tailored to simplify everyday tasks, ensuring that users can maintain their independence at home and beyond. Their range includes Mobility Aids like walkers, crutches, and rollators, each designed to support and stabilise movement.
Hello Mobility’s product range is a testament to their understanding of diverse mobility challenges. Each product is meticulously crafted, ensuring it doesn’t just meet but exceeds user expectations.
Beyond Products: Hello Mobility's Outstanding Service & Repair
While offering a plethora of mobility products is a commendable feat, what truly sets Hello Mobility apart is its unwavering commitment to ensuring every product’s longevity and efficiency. This is where their expert Service & Repairs come into the spotlight.
Hello Mobility stands as a beacon of reliability when it comes to servicing and repairing motorised and electric equipment. Their team is adept at handling a vast range of equipment, ensuring that every product, whether it’s from their showroom or not, receives top-notch care. And it’s not just about repair; it’s about ensuring continuous mobility. With their comprehensive technical services on offer, your mobility aids are always in safe hands.
A Bright Future Ahead For Hello Mobility
ISO accreditation is not just a badge of honour; it’s a responsibility. It signifies a promise to uphold specific standards and continuously strive for better. With this accreditation, Hello Mobility reaffirms its position as a trusted mobility solutions provider in Southeast Queensland.
For customers, this means even more confidence in the products and services they’ve come to love. And for Hello Mobility, it marks another step forward in their mission to help individuals live without limits. Here’s to many more years of unparalleled service and dedication to excellence!
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Every individual deserves the freedom to move and live without barriers. We’re here to ensure that you find the right fit for your unique needs. Ready to embark on this journey with us?
Call Us at 07 3350 5522 and let us guide you to a world of unparalleled mobility solutions. Your path to independence and comfort starts here!