For seniors and those who lack mobility, falling is an all too common occurrence. These falls can have devastating impact for seniors regardless of when or where they occur. The dangers of falling have been well documented over the years. According to learnnottofall.com:
- 1/3 of the population over the age of 65 will fall each year
- Those who fall once are 2 to 3 times more likely to fall again
- 55% of all falls take place inside the home
- 47% of non-injured fallers cannot get up without assistance.
When you consider the fact that many falls go un-reported or un-noticed, these numbers are even more staggering. Fall prevention has quickly become a top priority for caregivers and independent seniors across the nation.
The Current Solution
After a fall, caregivers and independent seniors face a difficult decision of modifying their home or moving to a safer environment. Both options can be extremely expensive and time consuming. For those that choose to modify their homes, permanent wall mounted grab bars are the most common way to help seniors prevent falls. While these types of grab bars provide solid support for seniors, however they come with several downsides.
- Wall-mounted grab bars are confined to walls. They are only able to provide support if the person using it is in very close proximity to a wall.
- These grab bars generally require a permanent installation. That means drilling, screwing, and more often than not patching.
- Grab bars can quickly make a warm home feel like a hospital.
Seniors or those who are at risk of falling need support in the bathroom, in the living room, the bedroom or any room where they may be moving around. They want their homes to be warm and inviting. After all there is a reason why most seniors don’t want to live in a care facility. Mostly, seniors don’t want to spend their hard earned money on expensive modifications to their precious homes.
The New Solution
Given their lack of options in fall prevention safety products, seniors often feel like they must settle with unsightly and impractical grab bars. Fortunately, there is a new solution from Stander Inc. Stander has created a one of a kind tension mounted grab bar that can be placed anywhere in the home. Unlike traditional grab bars, The Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar can be mounted in the middle of a room without any screws, drilling, or permanent installation. It can be placed next to the toilet, shower, couch, or bed. Its curved grab bar makes it easy to transfer from a sitting position to standing or getting out of the shower. The grab bar also rotates 360 degrees so that you can move it out of the way when not in use. Perhaps the most important feature of the Stander Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar is its look and feel. The steel grab bar has comes in both black and white and was designed to keep the home feeling like a home and not a hospital.
Fall prevention doesn’t have to mean home modification. The Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar provides the safety and assurance of a grab-bar anywhere in your home, and it does it with an attractive look that will blend into your home. Before you spend thousands on home-modification projects, consider the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar as your fall prevention go to product.