The Bathroom is one of the more dangerous rooms of the house when it comes to accidents. Smooth, hard wet surfaces can generate the greatest threat of a disabling fall. A non-slip tub mat, a non-slip rug, and a carefully placed grab bar can make a world of difference. Bath transfer benches can provide a safe means of getting in and out of the tub.
Often one of the greatest risk and inconveniences can be sitting and standing. An elevated commode seat may offer just the difference you need to stand and sit safely. Safety rails can be attached separately or as part of an elevated commode seat.If room confinement or ambulation is a factor, a bedside commode may be the best solution. Be certain the commode is placed in a level place and can be accessed safely. The commodes can be elevated as well. For patients who must use a transfer board to get on and off of the commode, a drop arm commode may provide the greatest assistance.
Our customer service department can assist you in selecting the products which best meet your needs. Click here for Products for the bath tub or shower.
NOTE: Remember to never leave towels, clothing, wash cloths or other loose items in the floor.
Ambulation Aid Safety
Having a cane, a quad cane or a walker can provide the client with the extra confidence they need to walk. It helps keep the muscles strong and limber. But these products must be used properly In a safe environment to assure safe use. Here are a few tips, your medical doctor or home health services can provide additional assistance.
- Make certain that the locking mechanisms have engaged when unfolding a folding walker.
- Assure that wheels (if any) are kept clean and free of hairs or other fibers which might prevent proper rolling.
- Avoid running cords across walkways or having throw rugs which might get caught by the walker, cane or quad cane.
- Check the rubber feet monthly to assure they are in good repair, and the leg(s) isn't(are not) cutting through.
- Adjust the height to the ball of the wrist when the patient is standing as straight as possible.
- Use canes and quad canes on your good side unless instructed otherwise by your physician.
Home Oxygen Safety
Ed Medical specializes in Home oxygen. Our staff receives continuous training about every new product as it appears on the market. Our technicians are factory trained in the proper maintenance and repair. Our staff is dedicated to assuring every patient receives the best care available today while safe guarding the safety of the patient and their family members. Click on the appropriate links below to learn how oxygen can be a safe and effective form of therapy.