Bathroom Safety

How to Prevent Fractures and Falls: Tips to Keep Seniors Safe

Falls are common among the elderly population. Statistics cited on the CDC claim that every year, at least a quarter of all adults over 64 will experience a fall, and 3 million seniors visit emergency departments each year after suffering a fall. And once someone falls, his chances of falling again are doubled. Many seniors [...]

6 Steps to Making Your Home Senior Friendly

When updating your house to make it senior-friendly, there are several things to consider. These include kitchen conveniences, bathroom fixtures, and much more. There are many options you can find on the internet which, together with your novel ideas, can prepare a lovely home for your loved ones. Not everyone has the luxury of designing [...]

Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

What is a Shower Chair? A shower chair (also known as a tub seat, bath chair, or various other names) is a water resistant chair that may or may not include a backrest and armrest. This type of durable medical equipment usually features a slip-resistant seat as well as rubber or suction cup-style feet to [...]

Life After the First Fall: What Should Be Done

Witnessing an aging parent’s physical health slowly decline into unsteadiness is never easy. There may be many warning signs, but the first time your father or mother has a serious fall can be a traumatic experience. Both the senior and family caregivers are often unsure what to do next. Rest assured, there are ways to [...]

Caring for Senior Relatives at Home

Older adults who require assistance with daily living receive excellent care in senior living communities, but that care comes at a price. When assisted living or a nursing facility is too expensive, bringing a parent, grandparent, or senior relative to live with you, or renting out a private one-bedroom apartment for your loved one, are [...]

Useful Home Medical Equipment For Seniors

The market of innovative healthcare products for seniors is flourishing and growing by leaps and bounds. Many of these products can be of assistance to seniors in various ways. Some of these innovative items are transforming the healthcare industry in ways many would have never believed are possible. The senior population is increasing exponentially every [...]

Bedside Commodes: What They Are & The Many Types You Can Get

Bedside commodes, known by a host of other names including commode chair, toilet chair or portable commode, are an important bedroom addition for many patients. However, the bedroom is not the only place these helpful medical equipment products come in handy. But before we delve into its many uses, let's start with the basic definition [...]