An overwhelming majority of ER doctors agree that falls are the most common accidents in the home. Falls are costly and can become a serious disabling injury that causes severe pain and limits independence. Falls in the bathroom are the most prominent.
Getting in and out of the bathtub or shower, getting on or off the toilet are particularly dangerous areas. To help steady themselves, many people use towel bars and countertops for balance or leverage. This may lead to serious injury and disability.
That’s where INSTALL DON’T FALL comes in! With our professional and courteous services we will install exactly what you need to stay safe and mobile in your home. Some of the services include:
Don’t wait ….’til it’s TOO LATE!
Give us a call ….BEFORE YOU FALL!!
HAND HELD SHOWER HEADS
Hand held shower heads are something everybody needs. A hand held shower head is one of the most useful, economical and safe to use product for all family members and especially the mobility challenged.
As seniors lose some of their mobility and flexibility, it gets harder and harder to move around freely and bathe the “hard to reach” areas. The hand held shower head allows time for adjustment of water temperature before use, avoiding possible injury.
The hand held showers we provide are a quality Moen product. The 7 foot long flexible hose with a pause feature and can be used easily in a seated position. As with all Moen products, it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Roll in Shower
When deciding whether to make an investment in an accessible bathroom there are a number of concerns that may arise. An individual may be able to accomplish the comfort, care and safety that they desire by adding a couple of grab bars, a hand held shower, a shower chair for the elderly or for individuals with physical disabilities to achieve their goal of independent living. Using this equipment will prevent serious injuries or falls in the bathrooms which are the #1 cause of serious injuries in homes for individuals with physical disabilities.
If however, an individual required a more accessible bathroom because their physical disability requires wheel chair usage or they have a walking aid such as a walker or a rollater to get around, entering the shower can be challenging and risky. We can modify your existing shower to be more mobility friendly by transforming your existing shower into a Roll In Shower. This is a process where we raise the floor of your existing shower and install a ramp to allow for a smooth entry for the mobility impaired.
SAFETY GRAB BARS
Grab bars are safety devices designed to enable a person to maintain balance, lessen fatigue while standing, assist in maneuvering or simply to have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall.
Grab bars also help individuals that have difficulty sitting down, have balance problems while seated, or need help rising from a seated position.
When used in the shower or bathtub, grab bars help while transferring in and out of the enclosure and while moving around once inside.
Grab bars can also be used to assist care givers in transferring patients from bath area to shower, toilet, chair, etc. Therefore not causing injury to themselves in the process.
Under no circumstance should towel rods, countertops or improperly installed grab bars be used as bathroom aids. This will not support a person who loses their balance.
Grab bars in the home are a necessity for safety. We provide and install quality stainless steel grab bars by Moen with a lifetime manufacturer warranty.
Best of all an INSTALL DON’T FALL SAFETY SPECIALIST will work with you to design the optimal configuration for your particular needs!
WALL MOUNTED SHOWER SEATS
A shower seat is a much needed upgrade to any shower or tub where an elderly or mobility challenged person may be living. With your shower seat installed, you can breathe easier knowing there is less of a chance of slips and falls. You will be able to maintain your independence and safety while avoiding a slippery and dangerous environment.
Shower seats come in several configurations for different needs and décor. We can help you decide which one is best suited to your needs.
Toilet Safety Bars
An essential component of independent living for many elderly, disabled, and otherwise physically challenged individuals, the toilet safety bar makes it possible for the toilet to be used with privacy and dignity.
The standard height of a toilet presents problems for disabled or elderly individuals. Those with hip, knee or arthritis issues experience difficulties getting up from the toilet. In addition to adding a seat-height adjustment or a handicapped-accessible toilet that sits higher, adding toilet safety bars helps disabled or elderly people steady themselves as they sit or stand up.
TUB WALK THROUGH
INSTALL DON’T FALL can convert your existing porcelain, steel, acrylic or fiberglass bathtub into a user friendly and safer walk through tub.
You will no longer need to worry about not being able to enter your tub because of it being too tall to step over.
A walk through design provides a much safer environment, allowing seniors and those with limited mobility to shower more securely and independently.
WALK IN TUBS
A walk in tub is the best way to pamper yourself in bathing luxury. But in most cases, it becomes a necessity. Either way we use the best in quality materials. The combination of stainless steel frames and marine grade woven fiberglass tub bodies makes for a strong long lasting tub that you can rely on for many years.
We generally use AMERICA’S WALK IN TUBS, EVERLAST LOW ENTRY WALK IN TUB, because we have found it to be a very well made tub with many quality features. It has two layers of gelcoat finish, lifetime warranty on tub body, frame, jets and door seals.
Added bonuses are: 24 hydrotherapy jets, 6 jet whirlpool with in-line heater, a 2 inch step in, (lowest in the industry), anti-slip seat and floor, removable front panels for easy access, fast stainless steel drain system, dual cam door lock for anti-leak fit, and a “free radio” makes this tub, the right tub!