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Category: Safety

Preventing Injuries in Your Home

Posted by on Jan.18.2018 in Safety

Bedroom Avoid injury by eliminating obstacles: Have area rugs removed. Hide wires to avoid tripping over them. If necessary, rearrange furniture, Bed: Try different heights for easy, safer transfers. High bed is easier to sit down and stand up from edge without help. A bed too low places a strain on helper’s back changing your […]

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Bedroom Safety  

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Safety

                Bedroom Avoid injury by eliminating obstacles: Rearrange furniture, hide wires to avoid tripping over them. Remove area rugs. Try different heights for easiest, safest transferring. A high bed is easier to sit down and stand up from edge without help. One too low places a strain on the back of helpers changing your […]

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Home Accessibility

Posted by on Jan.08.2018 in Safety

 Doors, Thresholds, Hallways Doors need to be wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair. Door openings should be 32 inches clear or more to provide enough room to clear entrance without harm to arms. If width is 29 inches, arms must be kept inside chair while someone assists pushing chair through. A device available for some […]

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Arrange clothing to be easily reached.

Posted by on Jan.05.2018 in Safety

Closets Arrange clothing to be easily reached. Wire adjustable shelves from www.homedepot.com are ready to install to any height. Add-on baskets replace cabinets and increase storage space. www.abledata.com lists the manufacturers of 50,000 adaptable products! They do not sell products – but it gives you can see almost all products – and then comparison shop […]

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After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User

Posted by on Jul.11.2017 in Safety

After a Stroke: Making Your Home Accessible for a Wheelchair User Ideally, the approach to the house should be fairly level, with only one or two steps. If a ramp is needed, it should be built on a ratio of 12 inches of length for each 1 inch of height and should be at least […]

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