Jan 30

A Fold Down Padded Shower Bench provides an extra measure of safety in the shower.

Fold Down Padded Shower Bench

The Shower Bench can be mounted to the wall for more stability and folds up and out of the way when not needed.

Call us toll-free for customization options like sizing or powder coating at (866) 902-9800 or get more details on our website:
www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/shower-bench

Jan 28

We usually focus on safety in the home but it’s also important to make sure you’re safe online.

There are many who prey on seniors and people with disabilities and take advantage of their situation. This is true in the real world but it’s also true online.

Make sure your information is safe and secure. Use good passwords, safe passwords, not just something simple and easy for YOU to remember.

If it’s easy for you, it’s probably easy for somebody else to guess. Don’t use your dog’s name or your birthday. Use a combination of upper and lower-case letters and numbers. Make sure you keep a record of all your passwords in a safe place.

Facebook has a new feature called “Instant Personalization” and it shares your data with non-Facebook websites. It automatically shares this information and it’s up to you to turn it off.

To update your Facebook settings Go to:

Account > Privacy Settings > Apps & Websites > Instant Personalization > edit settings and uncheck “Enable.”

If your friends don’t do this, they will be sharing info about you as well on sites like Rotten Tomatoes, Pandora, and others, so make sure you let them know about updating their settings too.

It’s always better to spend a little extra time making sure you’re safe online, even if it is a bit of a hassle.

Jan 26

People with Parkinson’s Disease can be prone to gait freezing episodes. One of the most popular products to prevent freezing is a Parkinson Walker with Laser.

But for beginning stages of Parkinson, a walker may not be necessary yet and a great alternative is a Laser Cane for Parkinson Disease.

Laser Cane for Parkinson Disease

The laser creates an easy to see line on the ground that signifies to the brain to move the feet forward to cross the line.

For more info or to order, visit: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/walkers/parkinson-laser-cane

Jan 24

Ted Talk Video: How To Live To Be 100+. Dan Buettner discusses the common diet and lifestyles of people living to 100 years of age in the Blue Zones of the world.

Jan 23

One in every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. Among this age group, falls are the leading cause of injury death according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not all falls are fatal and in 2009, there were over 2 million non-fatal falls.

Regular exercise programs greatly reduce the chances of a fall. It promotes balance, a healthy body, bone and muscle strength and most importantly, brain fitness.

Periodic reviews of medications and eye exams also help to decrease the incidence of falls by reducing dizziness and maximizing vision.

Don’t forget calcium and vitamin D for your diet. Ten minutes a day of sunlight is a great way to boost bone strength.

Our business is making sure the home is safe and there is so much that can be done to promote safety in the home.

Fall Prevention Tips

1. Make sure rugs and appliance cords are tacked down and out of the way of pathways.

2. Clear walkways of tools and other items that may cause a fall.

3. Repair loose steps inside and out and install iron railings near stairways.

4. Add grab bars inside the shower and near the entrance to the shower, next to the toilet, and even near the door leading into the home from the garage. Grab bars are inexpensive yet provide so much safety.

5. Use a cane or walker/rollator.

6. A Handybar or Car Caddie Strap make it easier to get in and out of cars.

7. Raised Toilets reduce stress on arthritic knees and joints.

8. A Super Pole can be used in any room in the house and aids in getting in and out of bed.

9. Stairlifts are a great way to make stairways safer and they can be installed both inside and outside of the home.

10. A couch cane can be used in the living room as well as lift chairs.

A complete home assessment is the best way to find out how YOUR home can be improved. If you’re in the southern California area, give us a call Toll Free at (866) 902-9800 for more information or visit our website at: www.AccessibleConstruction.com

Jan 22

We love the Kaiser Permanente spots – they have a great feel and make staying healthy sound almost effortless. They also offer practical advice.

In a recent post on their website they offer 10 Tips For Keeping Seniors and Boomers Healthy and Fit. Most of these are no-brainers that we already know but often-times forget to follow. So we thought they should be mentioned again.

1. Quit smoking

2. Keep active

3. Eat well

4. Maintain a healthy weight

5. Prevent falls

6. Stay up-to-date on immunizations and other health screenings

7. Prevent skin cancer

8. Get regular dental, vision and hearing checkups

9. Manage stress

10. Fan the flame — sexual intimacy and aging

Read the Full Article

Jan 21

The Parkinson Walker with Laser was designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease that have trouble with freezing gait episodes.

The Parkinson Walker is unique among walkers and is ideal for anybody that needs a very stable walker.

Most walkers have brakes that can be applied when need but the Parkinson Walker begins in the locked or brake position and the brakes are released by pushing down on a bar or by squeezing the brake handles.

This walker has so many features that it’s best to watch the video. For more details or to order, visit our website at: www.AccessibleConstruction.com/services/walkers/parkinson-walker

Jan 17

Most accidents happen in the bathroom but many can be prevented. One of the simplest and most economical ways to make the shower safer is to install a set of Non-Slip Shower Strips to the floor of the bathtub.

Non-Slip Shower Strips

For less than $20, this single home improvement is one of the most effective ways to make the bathtub and shower safer.

Non-Slip Shower Strips are simple to install and come with an adhesive strip that makes easy to place them where you need them most.

For ordering information visit: http://www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/bathrooms/non-slip-shower-strips

Jan 9

A Bed Pull-Up Strap or “Bed Caddie” makes it easier to pull yourself up and out of bed.

Bed Pull-Up Strap - Bed Caddie

It is designed to make life easier for getting in and out of bed but we have many customers that also use it for exercise.

It is an inexpensive solution for the mobility challenged that easily attaches to the bed frame.

To order visit: www.accessibleconstruction.com/services/beds/bed-caddie

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