As you age, it’s important to take certain safety precautions so you can continue to enjoy your current lifestyle. Whether you’re a senior citizen or you’re caring for an elderly loved one, below are some medical supplies that will help you put safety first.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the older people get, the more their odds of falling increase. In fact, one out of every three adults over the age of 65 falls every year. Many senior citizens realize the importance of taking safety precautions while standing, walking, or doing something active, but they overlook the importance of sitting safely. Lift chairs and wheelchairs are the perfect way to protect senior citizens with mobility, strength, or frailty issues.
While extremely comfortable, oversized armchairs (like the La-Z-Boy) can make it difficult for the elderly to get up on their own. They recline far, and while the fluffy, deep cushions are comfortable and easy to sink into, they’re much harder to get out of. Some senior citizens may need assistance getting up, while others might put themselves at risk for a fall by trying to get up on their own. If your loved one has struggled with getting up from a recliner, one of our lift chairs will provide a comfortable chair and a feeling of independence.
Extremely comfortable, stylish, and convenient, lift chairs can raise up and tilt forward with the simple touch of a remote. This chair rises to meet you when you’re standing, and slowly lowers you from a standing position to a sitting position. When you’re ready to get up, simply press the remote and the chair will slowly guide you back up to the standing position. Whether you’re trying to sit down or stand up, lift chairs give you the support that you need.
Simply put, lift chairs help do the following:
- Decrease the struggle many elderly have with getting up from cushy chairs
- Increase the independence of people with mobility issues
- Provide a comfortable and safe place to relax
- Offer special features, like massage and heat settings
While lift chairs are an ideal way to sit and relax, senior citizens with limited mobility also need a safe way to go places. While some of the elderly may be just fine with a cane or a walker, others may need a wheelchair for when they go to the grocery store, to the park, or to any other place for a prolonged period of time.
Depending on your loved one’s needs and preferences, you can purchase a transport wheelchair that requires an assistant to push it, or a wheelchair that enables its occupant to move it. No one should have to miss fun events, outings, or excursions. These wheelchairs will ensure that your loved one can do it all—in a safe way.
One of the largest medical supply companies in Indianapolis, Eagle Highland Pharmacy has everything you need to properly care for yourself and your family. If you think the safety and independence of a lift chair or wheelchair will enhance the life of a loved one, contact us today at 317-299-3771. We also offer other services, including pharmacist compounding, and wide variety of other medical supplies. Our kind pharmacists and customer services representatives look forward to caring for all of your medical needs.