As Alzheimer’s disease progresses with our loved ones, brain damage can begin to cause problems with certain physical functions, such as balancing, eating, and bladder and bowel control. In this article, we would like to introduce you to some of our Alzheimer’s related products that can help with balancing and prevent falls.
Perhaps your loved one prefers to take off their shoes when lounging around the house. Normal socks tend to be slippery, especially on hard floors. Instead of everyday socks, consider the Posey Fall Management Non Slip Socks. These bright-colored terrycloth socks feature rubber tread pads to increase traction and prevent slips and falls. The bright colors function as a clear indication of where the feet are at any given moment. We also offer these socks in large size.
Falls from wheelchairs are also common, especially when trying to go into a standing position. The Safe-T-Mate Wheelchair Safety Belt with Alarm is a simple Velcro belt with a bright red strap for easily finding the release point of the belt. There is also a battery-operated alarm, which lets caregivers know when their loved one is trying to get out of the wheelchair and reminds the person with Alzheimer’s disease to stay seated until assistance has arrived.
The bed is also a common place for falls to occur, especially for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. The EZ Adjust Bed Rail fits any home or hospital bed by secure straps to the bed frame. This bed rail will help prevent falls caused by rolling in bed or wandering.
Some areas of the home may be more likely to cause falls than other areas. Crowded patios or rooms of the house can be problematic. The simple Posey Stop Sign offers a hard-to-miss reminder to someone with Alzheimer’s disease not to enter an area that is dangerous for them.
Preventing falls can prevent serious injuries and expensive hospital stays. These products and our other fall prevention tools will make your life and that of your loved one easier and safer.