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THE ONLINE SHOPPING GUIDE FOR HOME SAFETY SOLUTIONS

Shopping online for DME is not unlike shopping for anything else. You want to do your research, find the best available product, and purchase it at the best possible price. And just like shopping for anything else, it can be easy to be overwhelmed with the myriad of options and information (or lack of information) that is available. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of what to look for when you’re shopping for DME on the world wide web.

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FALL PREVENTION IDEAS: USES FOR THE SECURITY POLE AND CURVE GRAB BAR

When speaking of elderly fall prevention, there are few tools as versatile as the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar from Stander. The Security Pole has been a go-to solution for fall prevention of Occupational Therapists (OT’s) and Home Modification Specialists for almost 20 years because of its simple design and adaptable use. Because the possible uses for the unique transfer pole are endless, we’re here to discuss some of our favorite ways the Security Pole can be used for home fall prevention.

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5 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN SHOPPING FOR A BED RAIL

Bed rails come in all shapes and sizes and can be used for various purposes. Such a large range of options can make it difficult to pinpoint the bed rail most effective for your situation. When looking to rent or purchase a bed rail for yourself or for a loved one, it is important to have a basic understanding of how bed rails work. Here’s five of the most important questions you should ask yourself before purchasing a bed rail.

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5 SOLUTIONS EVERY NEW CAREGIVER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Although it may seem lonely at times, being a caregiver doesn’t mean being alone. There is a myriad of resources to connect you with caretakers who have experience and are ready to answer questions. There are also thousands of mobility and safety solutions that exist to make life easier. However, it can be overwhelming sifting through the options that are available and deciding what is best for your loved one. For that reason we have compiled five of our favorite solutions that every new caregiver should know about.

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“I NEED HELP. MY MOM KEEPS FALLING IN THE BATHROOM AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.”

by Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM

This is how the vast majority of conversations with my clients begin. A family caregiver, totally exhausted, exasperated, and frightened calls for help when they feel they have nowhere else to turn. It’s an all too common problem, and often, a serious injury has already happened, or is imminent. But that doesn’t mean there is no hope. On the contrary, there are simple solutions to many of the most common safety issues people face in the bathroom.

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5 NEW EURO-STYLE ROLLATORS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

Earlier this year, Stander announced a new partnership with Trust Care, a Swedish manufacturer, to become their exclusive distributor in North America. Trust Care, along with Stander, focuses on modernizing traditional mobility aids to meet the needs of a rising generation who place a higher emphasis on technology and design.
 
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FALL PREVENTION: 4 IDEAS TO PREVENT FALLS AT HOME

Complete home modifications can be beneficial, but they are not always necessary. In many cases, less-expensive assistive devices can provide equal assistance while allowing your home to stay just the way it is. Here are our favorite assistive devices for each room in your home that can save you money and peace of mind.

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10 REASONS TO TRY THE SECURITY POLE AND CURVE GRAB BAR

As caregivers, there are no limits to what we will do to keep our aging loved ones safe and healthy. This includes finding the right safety devices and mobility aids to simplify tasks and enhance freedom. It can be difficult, however, shuffling through the myriad of categories of mobility and home medical equipment. Just like most things in life, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for home safety. Every person is unique; every home is different; and every situation has its own complexities. But that doesn’t mean an assistive device can’t be versatile, and we can’t speak of versatility without mention of the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar.

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5 steps for preventing falls: a guide for caregivers

The risk of falling doubles once an initial fall occurs. Sadly, most of us don’t even think about preventing falls until it’s too late and a fall has already occurred. 65% of older adults with long-term care needs rely exclusively on family and friends to provide assistance. You may be in this category, which means it’s your responsibility to assess risk and provide solutions to prevent your loved one from falling. The good news about falls is that most of them can be prevented. Knowing the common causes of falls and providing solutions can help your loved one stay healthy and independent for as long as possible.

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT WALKER OR ROLLATOR

Becoming an expert on a subject such as walking aids is something no one gets excited to do. Gaining such expertise means succumbing to aging and a probable decline in mobility. But aging is something that happens to everyone and finding the right walking aid can be the difference between comfort and safety. Educating yourself on walking aids requires a solid understanding of what someone needs.

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Since it’s inception, Stander has been dedicated to providing innovative and unique mobility aids to aging adults who desire to stay at home longer. Over the years, Stander has become a world leader in home safety and desires to share its unique solutions to caregivers all over the world. For more home safety and caretaking expertise, subscribe to our blog.

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