Ohio Walk in Showers & Stairlifts helps reduce the risk of in-home falls through:
Tub to Walk-In Shower Conversions • Ameriglide Stairlifts • Grab/Safety Bars • Home Safety Assessments
When life events or illness jeopardize a senior’s ability to shower or to navigate home stairs, there are options. Selling or remodeling can be both costly and stressful, especially to seniors. Oftentimes there are simple, affordable and less disruptive solutions for remaining in their homes.
We are a local family business with over 15 years of counseling mobility challenged and aging in place seniors. We’ve seen the stress put on both the senior and their caregivers. We empathize, listen and offer advise on affordable accessibility solutions such as:
Our tub to shower conversion service area includes the cities of Akron-Canton, Cleveland, Shaker Heights, Parma, Lorain-Elyria, Mentor, Youngstown and Erie, PA and their surrounding communities.
Stair lift and grab/safety bar installations, sales and service offered in nearby NE Ohio communities within a 40 mile radius of Mentor, Ohio. For details, call Jim at: 440-667-8827.
Falls in the Home
Some of our clients ask how we got into the tub conversion, stairlifts and grab bar business. Having gone through the senior years with family members, we soon learned that falls were the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population.
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one out of every four Americans aged 65 and older falls every year. In America, falls are the leading cause of fatal inquires and most trauma-related hospital admissions for seniors 65+.
As we age, we begin losing many of the physical attributes that we took for granted when we were younger - strength, vision, balance, bone density, etc. We tend to shuffle our feet rather than step. - all which make us more venerable to falls.
For those entering their golden years, stair climbing and bathtub “hurdling” now seem more like Olympic events. Unfortunately however, they are the “home arenas” for potential falls. All too often, a serious fall in the home is the triggering event resulting in a move to a professional care facility.
Remodeling or selling the senior’s home in order to minimize the possibilities of a fall can be both expensive and traumatic. Incorporating a tub conversion and a stairlift together is much faster, and oftentimes considerably less expensive, than either of the aforementioned options.
So before investing in a major bathroom remodel or undertaking an undesirable move, please contact us to evaluate other options. Contact me, Jim, at Ohio Walk in Showers & Stairlifts for advise and no-hassle estimates at: 440-667-8827.