Falls are a major health concern around the world. In Australia, falls are a common cause of injury in elderly.
With this in mind, here are some recommendations on how to decrease the likelihood of a fall with a Multifunctional shower Chair and Over Toilet Frame. This mobility aid will keep you safe and will prevent trips and falls at home.
Some data on falls by elderly
As we age, our muscles weaken, and our balance decreases, and we become more likely to fall. Our bones are much more prone to fracture.
An estimate 1 in 3 people over 65 experience a fall at home each year and this figure rises to 1 in 2 for those over 80. Around 1/4 of the falls leads to serious injuries like head injuries, hip fractures and broken bones. For the majority, these incidents occurred at home or at aged care facilities.
These numbers will continue to increase if safety measures at home are not put in place.
If you find that you are less steady on your feet, it might be worth considering a mobility aid such as a multifunctional chair to help you with your balance.
If you are recovering from a hip or knee surgery, make sure to read our blog The benefits of the Multifunctional Chair after hip and knee surgery. It might include some more handy tips on how to use this innovative mobility device.
The great benefit of the Multifunctional Shower Chair is that it converts into 5 other mobility aids in a moment: a raised toilet seat, a commode, over toilet frame, a stand-assist and a walking frame.
Many seniors may not have the strength to move big and cumbersome equipment in their home.
With falls happening during the night, you have the ability to either use it as a commode chair next to your bed or use it as a walker in order to maintain balance while walking to the bathroom. Along with the convenience of placing the toilet seat over the existing toilet within moments, this mobility aid makes for easy access and a safe alternative.
The simple and convenient portability allows for easy usage as a shower chair as well. At the same time, it can be used as a toilet surround frame to support you when seating or getting up and as a toilet seat raiser.
Travel is another area that many may have been limited to because of the amount of accommodating equipment needed for their daily living. However, with the Multifunctional Shower Chair and Over Toilet Frame there are no limits!
The adaptive mobility device is practical and can be transported on the plane, train, car and cruise ship. The lightweight aluminium frame provides durability and portability for travel. Using the frame as a walker and packing the accessories in your luggage makes it an ideal mobility aid with great portability.
The suitability of using any shower without a bulky piece of equipment to transport. The flexibility of placing the bench or toilet seat allows for more independence to use anywhere at any time.
The Multifunctional Shower Chair and Over Toilet Frame is a useful assistive device that helps people retain their mobility and independence. By encouraging the use of it, you can help your loved ones with reduced strength to gain the confidence and self-esteem they need to be more independent.
The lightweight yet sturdy aluminium frame is easy to use, without complicated instructions. Pieces are easy to attach (and remove) and take minimal time making it a very convenient solution for individual use.
The average costs for a hospital stay - in order to recover from a fall - can be quite high, as well as the time it takes to recover. Family and friends also may take time off from work to help to support a patient who has fallen. If the patient was employed, you would have to take the time that is lost to their recovery.
When considering the total costs of a fall versus the cost of investing in equipment that can help support you, this is worth the investment! This one piece of equipment has many convenient functions, replacing the need for a toilet commode, a shower chair, a stand-assist, a raised toilet chair, a toilet support and a walker. The average cost of each piece of equipment is $65, totalling $390 for all six!
Without a doubt, falls at home have a significant impact on individuals and their families, not to mention the burden on the health system. As such, devices that help prevent falls are incredibly important.
That is when the Multifunctional Shower Chair and Over Toilet Frame can help. It is a great mobility aid that combines 6 functionalities in 1, so you can save money!
Without having to store a toilet commode, shower chair, stand-assist, raised toilet chair and walking frame saves space! Many bathrooms are not large and make it difficult to manoeuver in with bulky equipment.
Having a multifunctional mobility aid allows for room to spare. If a person has downsized and lives in a home with limited space, this piece of equipment is ideal.
As the number of elderly people will grow, so will - unfortunately - the number of falls. One practical device that might help prevent falls is a multifunctional shower chair and over toilet frame. With its 6 functionalities in 1, this convenient piece of equipment turns into a shower chair, walking frame, bed commode, toilet frame, raised toilet seat and stand-assist.
The Multifunctional Shower Chair and Over Toilet Frame is a very practical mobility walker that can assist elderly people to perform various daily tasks.
If you would like to see all of our mobility aids we have currently available, feel free to browse through our Mobility section.
At Bettercaremarket, we offer a great selection of mobility aids to assist you with your daily living needs such as walkers, walking sticks, crutches that are designed for those customers with limited mobility or reduced strength.