Fall Protection Blog

Study Links Heart Health with Reduced Risk of Falls

February 14, 2017 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Every February people are bombarded with the message of love. Stores are adorned in red and pink hearts, cupids, cute stuffed animals and heart-shaped candies while jewelry advertisements take over the airwaves. Host to arguably the most romantic holiday throughout the year, it may come as no surprise that February is often called the month of Love. With all the hype centered around February 14th, AKA Valentine’s Day, did you know that February is also host to another important national observance? What could be as important as love, you ask? The answer is your heart. Which is why February is… Continue Reading →

Fall Protection for Seniors in the Home and at Care Facilities

February 10, 2017 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

We cannot be everywhere at once for our loved ones, but SmartCells Bedside Fall Protection Mats can be. Convenient and cost effective, SmartCells fall protection mats provide a stable standing surface as well as a cushioned landing surface for balance impaired individuals. SmartCells Fall Protection Mats are very effective, but they can only do their job if the individual who falls manages to land on the mat. It may make much more sense to provide the fall protection where the person falls, rather than hope the person falls where the protection is. For that reason, SmartCells Fall Protection flooring installed throughout a bedroom… Continue Reading →

Can a Playground Help Your Elderly Loved One?

June 2, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

There’s just something about a playground. Whether it’s the swings, the heights or the feeling of freedom and accomplishment, playgrounds often hold a special place in our hearts. The playground plays many different roles depending on your age. As a child, the playground serves as a place to play and meet friends. For parents, it serves as a place to take your child for physical activity in hopes that they sleep well at night. For elderly, not only does a playground provide a place to take grandchildren, but it is also a great place for them to increase their health…. Continue Reading →

Your Mother Called… She Doesn’t Want Flowers This Year.

April 30, 2016 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

No one has known you longer, loved you deeper and put up with as much as your Mother has with you. Not even your Dad. Which is why many countries worldwide set aside one day each year to focus on moms. This year in the United States, Mother’s day is being celebrated on Sunday May 8. Let’s face it, from the very beginning our mothers get stuck with some pretty challenging jobs. As if carrying a baby for 9 months isn’t enough, mothers are plagued with short nights of sleep, poopy diapers, temper tantrums and constantly worrying if we are… Continue Reading →

Your Guide to Spring Cleaning

March 28, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

With all the rain we have had lately, it seems the “April showers bring May flowers” adage is a month late. All the rain we experienced this month, has lead to some beautiful early bloom flowers and tree buds. Due to all the blooming flowers, Spring often signifies new beginnings, growth and a shedding of the old. Which is possibly why many people find the arrival of Spring to be a good time for an annual deep cleaning and de-cluttering event; Spring Cleaning to be exact. Spring cleaning is a great way to increase the quality of life, safety and… Continue Reading →

5 Exterior Modifications for Aging-in-Place Safely

March 10, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

As spring quickly approaches, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. Each passing day brings us closer to outdoor activities without the fear of being too cold. While all is well and good with outdoor activities, for our elderly loved ones the outdoors can bring an increased risk of falls. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that falls occurred outdoors more often than indoors amongst most age groups. Furthermore, 73% of outdoor falls for people over the age of 45 occurred due to environmental factors such as uneven surfaces, slipping or… Continue Reading →

4 Ways To Transform Your Garage into an Aging-in-Place Haven

March 4, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Although there is a plethora of reasons seniors wish to age-in-place, perhaps the two most popular reasons are the desire to live in a familiar and comfortable environment, and more importantly, the desire to remain independent. When designing and optimizing your elderly loved one’s house it is important to keep these two goals of aging-in-place in mind. In January, we began a blog series exploring smart modifications that can be made to make aging-in-place a safe and comfortable option for your loved one. We have covered the laundry room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room and common spaces. This week in… Continue Reading →

The Laundry List: Aging-in-Place Modifications for Your Laundry Room

February 25, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

Humans are creatures of habit. We tend to stick to things we like and seldom travel outside of our comfort zone of familiar friends, food and places. However, as we age, things start to change, from friends moving away and growing apart to physical and mental bodily changes. As more things change, we tend to gravitate to constants in our life, usually family and our homes. This, along with many other reasons including: increased feeling of independence, a comfortable and familiar environment and close proximity to family is why more than 80% of senior’s desire to age-in-place. Although there are… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Make the Most Dangerous Room in a House Safe

February 17, 2016 — Blog Fall Protection Blog

The combination of steam, water, smooth flooring and transitions to-or-from the toilet or shower/tub, easily make the bathroom one of the most dangerous places in your house. When it comes to falls, statistics show that nearly a high percent of falls amongst the elderly take place in the bathroom. This week we continue our blog series exploring smart aging-in-place modifications by tackling the dangerous and often unforgiving bathroom. Considering the aforementioned dangers of the bathroom and the fact that it is one of the most highly used rooms in the house, the bathroom is a smart first choice when making… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Valentine’s Gift Guide

February 7, 2016 — Anti-Fatigue Blog Fall Protection Blog

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, the sun is shining, Valentine’s Day is around the corner, Superbowl 50 was amazing, no wonder February is known as the month of love. We are sure loving it right now! Perhaps, the only way to make it better is to make sure you make this Valentine’s Day one to remember for your sweetheart. Everyone springs for candy, flowers or cards on Valentine’s Day. In fact, according to statistics, allowing for multiple gifts to be given, nearly 48 percent of people give their sweethearts candy, 52 percent cards and 34 percent flowers on Valentine’s… Continue Reading →

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