Posted on 10/17/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
If you have an elderly family member who has trouble standing up after laying in bed, sitting on the couch or sitting in a dining room chair, a stand assist pole can help them safely get into the standing position. However, many people have never heard of this home safety device. If you never have, you may have many questions about what it is and what you should look for when purchasing one. Here are a few frequently asked questions about this device.
Posted on 8/15/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
Home Freedom, serving the entire Twin Cities area, offers a wide variety of home safety products that help seniors and those with disabilities lead a safer life. Bathrooms, bedrooms and your whole home in general become optimized for people who may need assistance with mobility. These amenities help prevent injury or even loss of life, but more importantly, provide a sense of freedom that some people could not otherwise experience. We empower people to live fuller lives, and safer ones by the same measure.
Posted on 7/11/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
If you are unable to walk up steps, you may need a ramp leading up to your front door. However, most people don't realize that there are different types of ramps. Learning about these different types of ramps can help you determine which ramp is ideal for your situation.
Posted on 6/13/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
If an elderly family member lives in a two story home, you need to pay close attention to the stairwell handrails. These handrails can help prevent your loved one from falling as they walk up and down. They can support their weight or give them something stable and firm to grasp onto. If they currently don't have handrails, or their old ones are weak or unstable, you may be looking to install new ones
Posted on 5/16/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
Toss and Turn but Never Fall
If your little one has the tendency to cavort about in their sleep, the fear of a rapid descent to the floor from one careening spin too far can keep any parent awake at night while fretting for their toddler. Instead of staring at the ceiling and dreading what could be just a fitful night's sleep away, install bed rails onto your child's bed. Bed Rails strike a balance between the safety from falling that a crib can offer with the freedom of a regular bed.
Posted on 4/11/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three individuals aged 65 or older will fall at least each year. Unfortunately, this can lead to broken bones, head trauma and other injuries. While a fall can occur anywhere within a home, they commonly occur in bathrooms. This is because it can be hard to get in and out of a bathtub, a floor can be slippery when wet, or their legs give out after sitting on the toilet. It can be nerve wracking to have an elderly parent living on their own. However, there are things that can be done to make the bathroom safer for them. Here are three ways a bathroom can be made safer for your elderly parent or parents who live on their own.
Posted on 3/14/2016 4:00 AM By Home Freedom
You understand the importance of safety and incorporate it into your daily life. You don’t run with scissors or dive into the shallow end of a pool because you know better. Do you also know that most accidents happen during routine daily activities? That’s why it’s important to set up your home to prevent injuries by having basic safety features incorporated into the layout of the house. Some safety features you may associate with elderly or handicapped people, but the same measures make perfect sense in any home by making it integrally safer in order to prevent potential falling accidents.
Posted on 2/14/2016 4:30 AM By Home Freedom
Most of us spent our infancy struggling to find our way around the world. and even the most graceful ballerina or steady-handed surgeon occasionally have an accident just by moving about. While there is no such thing as a perfectly safe world, the addition of safety equipment in sensible locations can help all of us go through life with a few less bumps, bangs, and bruises. For those who don't think that their business or home can make use of safety equipment, maybe these tales will remind you of how they help.
Posted on 1/7/2016 9:03 AM By Home Freedom
As a person ages, the chances of having an accident or misstep increases, sometimes putting their independence in jeopardy. These almost-inevitable occurrences do not have to mean a loss of autonomy and mobility that keeps people feeling like they are young, though. With a few well-placed safety products, it is possible to protect a senior's quality of life -- and perhaps even improve it as well.
Posted on 12/15/2015 8:00 AM By Home Freedom
When seniors choose to stay in their homes and live independent lives, health and safety risks increase because of seniors’ susceptibility to wet surfaces, sharp edges and falls. Given these risks, improving home safety should be a priority not only for seniors, but also for their loved ones. Enhancements in safety can lead to peace of mind, higher living standards, better health and longer lives.
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