The Bruno Curved Stairlift is helping protect people from accidents and falls around their home. During the winter time, one of the top injuries that is reported at hospitals involve people falling.
More often than not, falls occur during the winter due to ice and snow or other winter weather. However, falls also become a major concern as we age. If you have aging parents or relatives or know people who have limited mobility, it is worth speaking to the mobility specialists at Van Products about the Bruno Curved Stairlift.
Benefits of the Bruno Curved Stairlift
The Bruno Curved Stairlift offers unparalleled support for people who are faced with mobility challenges.
Some of the features include:
- Stability while traveling up or down stairways – even during power outages
- Optional Wrap-around park positions (ideal for narrow stairways)
- Options to mount the stairlift on either side of the staircase
- And more
Mobility In & Around Your Home
Your home should be a safe haven – a place where you feel comfortable moving around. You shouldn’t have to let your mobility challenges get in the way of leading an independent life. Having the Bruno Stairlift not only prevents falls from occurring – it makes it easier for you to move around your home.
5 Ways to Prevent Injury from Falls
Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults. The Mayo Clinic gives some great tips for preventing injury from falls. We’ve included some of these tips below:
#1 – Check in with your doctor.
Keep a close watch on any medications you are taking that could impair your mobility, and make note of any changes in medication.
If you’ve fallen before, write down the details at the time it happens, and be prepared to let your doctor or caregiver know.
#2- Stay active!
Physical activity can go a long way to prevent accidental falls. Stay hydrated, and with your doctor’s permission, engage in age-appropriate activities and exercises that work to improve and strengthen your balance, coordination and flexibility.
The worse thing you can do is be sedentary!
#3 – Wear proper shoes.
If falling is a concern, consider the shoes on your feet. Women should avoid high heels (or switch to a lower heel). Avoid slippery-soled shoes and walking around in stocking feet. Also beware of flip flops or other types of footwear that can easily get caught up on surfaces or cause you to trip.
#4 – Remove potential hazards from your home.
Believe it or not, your own home can pose a threat to you falling! Remove any unnecessary clutter, such as boxes, phone and electrical cords and loose rugs. If you spill a liquid or food, immediately clean up the spill to avoid slipping.
#5 – Check the lighting.
Having a well-lit area can make it easier to see where you are going and avoid falling. Invest in night lights that are strategically placed in your bedroom, bathroom, and hallways. Place lamps within reach of your bed in case you have to get up in the middle of the night, and store flashlights in easy-to-remember places in the event of a power outage.
View the Bruno Curved Stairlift in Action
View an example of the Bruno Curved Stairlift below: