Slip sliding a……way to the ER

Did you know that according to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency department annually (NSC Injury Facts 2011)?Adults 55 and older are more prone to becoming victims of falls, and the resulting injuries can diminish the ability to lead active, independent lives. The number of fall deaths among those 65 and older is four times the number of fall deaths among all other age groupsWe here at EZ Mobility Solutions are dedicated to finding better ways for you to move freely about your home safely. That is why we are proud to offer the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar, a product that can help improve mobility freedom for clients of all ages in any home. This latest innovation in grab bars makes it easy for people to stand and sit in any room – the bedroom, the living room, or even the bathroom. With four hand grips, it is easy to climb up from the couch and get back on your feet. (Why you would want to leave your comfy couch is beyond me, though…) Furthermore, there are not bolts or screws required to assemble the product because it is tension mounted; it can easily be placed anywhere in the home. 


Speaking of getting up from couches maybe you just need a slight bit of help getting up from your couch or favorite comfy chair.  So how about the Assist-a-Tray or the Couch-Cane
But why would you need a product like this? Can’t you just grab on to something near your couch or toilet and propel yourself up that way? The fact of the matter is falls are common, and those who suffer from limited mobility are more prone to such accidents. Calling your wife because you slipped getting out of the shower isn’t exactly every man’s dream… According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. ONE IN EVERY THREE!! Look at that family picture on your fridge. Chances are this could be a very real problem for you and your family, but it’s one that we at EZ Mobility Solutions can help you take steps to prevent. These falls often have lasting implications, too. Financially, the CDC attributed $30 billion dollars in medical costs directly related to falls in 2010. And the medical consequences are worse than the financial ones – the CDC estimated that anywhere from 20 to 30 percent of falls lead to severe injuries like lacerations, hip fractures, or even head traumas.
The folks at the CDC are experts on all types of medical problems, which makes their recommendation to install grab bars in areas such as those near the shower and stairs more credible. With the new Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar, the likelihood of these falls can be significantly limited. (Whew!) You can buy a simple grab bar at any home improvement store, but those do not offer the same accessibility the Security Pole and Curve Grab Bar does (Remember… four hand grips! It’s like those climbing walls at the playground we all used to love!) This product is the latest and greatest in grab bar technology, and we are proud to offer it at EZ Mobility Solutions. We know that safety is key and mobility freedom is the goal, and we think a grab bar like this one can be a great addition to any home.
If you think a grab bar might be right for you or your loved one, give us a call at EZ Mobility Solutions. With our new product, we are eager to help out those who are in need of the device!