At Next Day Access in Memphis, we understand the significant need older people and people with disabilities have for safe and durable bathroom equipment. Residential bathroomscan be a danger because of the various surfaces that are slippery—and tubs, showers, and toilets do not always offer spaces where people can grab as they move around or places that can be used to stop a slip and fall. Over 1 in 3 individualsmore than 65 years old fall each year—more than one-third of the total seniors in the U.S.The bathroom is where eighty percent of accidents involving falls happen in people older than 65 (NewsUSA), according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Seniors aren’t the only ones who find bathrooms a hazard. For all ages, bathing, showering and coming out of the bathtub or shower facilitiesare the most dangerous household activities of daily life. (About 10 percent of injury-related accidents occur while individuals are coming out of a bathtub or shower; just 2 percent happen when enteringthem.) Over 65 percent of emergency room visits happen due to bathroom-related accidents.In seniors 65 and over, accidents getting on and off the toilet occur all too often.
Centers for Disease Control and Preventionstatistics show that 1.6 million older adultshave to be taken to the emergency room annuallydue to fall-related injuries, fractures or head trauma. Older individuals who slip and fall are also at risk for injuries that might severely restricttheir mobility and freedom. Senior citizens over 65 years oldwho break a hip as a result of a fallhave a 25 percent mortalityrisk within the next half-year to a year.
We’re sure you’ll agree that these figures are very important. Because of them, Next Day Access in Memphisis very aware of your need for safety in the home, especially in the bathroom. It is more than likely that you know about afamily member or friend’saccident. Maybe you have been injured in the bathroomyourself. We hear it every day.
The good news? Creating better safety and security in the bathroom is easy. We provide grab bars and portable showers for the bathroom to make sure you and your loved ones have the maximum access and safety in your bathroom.
Next Day Access in Memphiscan visit you and help you focus on spaces where you or your loved ones will feelsafer with stability assistance – whether movingfrom the toilet to the bathtub or shower, moving from bathtub or shower to bathroom, or just transitioning through the area.
A grab bar is not a huge change, but the assistance it gives to one’s stability—and its ability to actually serve a purpose in stopping a slip or a fall can be huge. It offers you and your loved ones more comfort about safety. A grab bar can also help foster a greater sense of security and mobility in the bathroom.
At Next Day Access in Memphis, we carry severalproduct options. Most items are in stock and can be installed right away. If your objective is a heightened sense of safety, call Next Day Access in Memphis today at (901) 881-6769.
Taking a bath or a shower is not always easy—or even feasible–for individuals whoseaccess is limited or who have disabilities. For these individuals, Next Day Access in Memphisoffers a fold-away portable shower that is simple both to use and to maintain.
It is also auseful option for families and caregivers. Remodeling a bathroom for fullaccessibility may not be possible. Our portable showers at Next Day Access in Memphisare total shower facilities, with wheelchair access. They do not need any modifications to an area before installation, and there are no required tools.
A portable shower can be set up wherever there is access to warm water. Various room configurations result in better unit mobility. The shower will fold flat to less than 8 inches in depth. It weighs less than 30 pounds. This relatively small size and weight results in ease of carrying to a car, van, or truck, and easy movement once you reach your destination. This offers you the ability to travel easily with individuals with disabilities. The portable shower is also easy to put together in hotel rooms, so you will never need to requesta special room with handicapped shower accessibility. The portable shower is also easy to use when traveling or vacationing: at vacation rentals, at mountain rest areas, or even next to a swimming pool.
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Next Day Access in Memphis will be pleased to share information about the features and uses of the portable shower unit, as well as help you define places where it can be used in your residence. Call us today at (901) 881-6769.
*June 10 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, NewsUSA.
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